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In this day of fast foods and “want it now” culture we may find ourselves consuming too much in the the way of refined carbohydrates…As for me, I’m not big on sodas, but carrot cake, oatmeal cookies and apple pie are my weakness.¬† Frankly, I will “walk a mile” for a scrumptious oatmeal cookie.¬†
I find the key is maintaining a balance…no extremes…
So regarding refined carbohydrates sources such as soda, candy, fruit juice (yes, even fruit juice), jam and syrups can elevate and cause cause drops in your blood sugar.¬†
When¬† your blood is effected it may cause you to feel irritable and tired. Breads and pastries, such as crackers, bagels, rice white bread, made from refined flour, can produce the same effect because of the quick break down into our digestive system which forms blood sugar.¬†
Bottom line whole grain foods which digest slower because of the higher fiber content don’t reek havoc on our blood sugar and support blood sugar stability.
So the next time you say,¬† “yes” (or we say yes) to that slice of pie, cake, cookies and or candy…remember moderation is the key….or better yet, opt for the whole grain replacement.
To your excellent health,
Garlic has been around for ages.¬† It has been used as a flavor enhancer, and medicinally to prevent and lessen various ailments.¬†¬† Remnants of garlic discovered in 5700 year-old Egypt tombs are testament to its long history.¬† Garlic is in the same family as onions, leeks, shallots and chives.¬† It is also known for boosting the immune function, detoxifying the liver, protecting the heart against the damaging effects of chemotherapy, as well as being a potent antioxidant, immune builder and the list is endless.
AGE or Aged Garlic Extract has been the subject of over 650 research studies, which have investigated its efficacy in lowering heart disease risk factors, preventing cognitive decline, boosting the immune system, combating cancer, protecting the liver and much more.¬†¬† AGE is produced by the prolonged extraction of sliced raw garlic in diluted ethanol for approximately 20 months.
There is just so much to say about the benefits of AGE…so I suggest you do a bit of research for yourself…as for me, I heading out tomorrow, to my trusty health food store,¬† to purchase¬† an ample quantity for me and my family…
NOTE: Prior to consuming any herbs or remedies for your health, I suggest you do your research and check with a health practitioner to make sure the herb is right for you.
Ameenah Lutfee has practiced optimal health for over 25 years before becoming a freelance writer.¬† Her ‚Äú30 Key Discoveries for Natural Relief for Menopause‚ÄĚ report is free and available at her blog site, http://www.awesomehealthandwealth.com.¬† She maintains up to date insights on natural relief for hot flashes via her blog site as well.