If you want to stay in shape and healthy, you must move your body. However, there are several other things that you can do to keep your body weight in check.
As I mentioned in the previous article, high animal protein food could be harmful for our body. This, of course, includes protein supplements, which many exercise enthusiasts take after working out, especially after weight training.
We all know that excess sugar is not good for our body. It makes us fat and possibly leads to cardiovascular diseases, but do you know how much is too much? Well, researchers at University of Utah found that it is about three cans of a soft drink…
OK, they did not try this on people, but tested its toxicity on mice. They fed 25% extra sugar to the mouse (it is the equivalent of three cans of soft drinks for people). They found that female mice died twice as quickly compared to the mice that did not eat 25% more sugar. Male mice could not keep their territories and they were less likely to have offspring (which means that you won’t get a lady friend, gentlemen!)
Everyone has experienced a sugar high and low, right? After eating a big piece of chocolate cake, you feel great, but in about 30 minutes, suddenly you get tired. This is because blood sugar (glucose) surges up just after eating the sweet, and you get a large amount of an energy source in the blood. However, the large quantity of the sugar stimulates the brain to send a signal to the pancreas to create tons of insulin and the insulin converts the blood sugar into glycogen, which is stored in the cells. This creates a sudden drop in the blood sugar level. That is why you feel tired.