February 16, 2017

Added Sugars May Be a Significant Contributor to High Blood Pressure.

Added sugars may matter more than dietary sodium when it comes to the risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease. A new study found that individuals whose daily intake of calories from added sugar account for 25% of their total caloric intake have nearly a three times greater risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. Open Heart, December 2014 Heart disease, cancer and stroke are all linked to obesity. ¬†Obesity is linked to intake of processed sugars. ¬†We eat way too many foods from boxes, bags and cans, all of which contain, if not sugar, other toxic chemicals that destroy […]
February 9, 2017

Higher Fast-Food Consumption Equals Poor Academic Outcomes.

The academic progress of children may be influenced by fast food intake, according to a new study. Investigators observed that children who consume fast food four-to-six times a week or every day score up to 20% lower on math, reading, and science tests during eighth grade than their peers who do not eat any fast food. Researcher Dr. Katy Purtell explains, “There’s a lot of evidence that fast-food consumption is linked to childhood obesity, but the problems don’t end there. Relying too much on fast food could hurt how well children do in the classroom.” Clinical Pediatrics, December 2014 Fast […]