Another Simple Step to your Healthy Immune System...
We all know Nutrition plays a huge part in our health. But did you know how damaging eating the wrong foods can be? During the holiday season, we are inundated with candy, cookies and junk food snacks everywhere! After watching this short video above, you may not be so eager to grab those types of foods. We aren't suggesting you ruin your holiday by not being able to enjoy your favorite cookies from Grandma....but everything in moderation is a good saying to live by for the holidays.
Sugary, starchy foods are the worst choices when you’re stressed - People oftentimes relate “comfort” foods with carbohydrates, but sugar and grains are among the worst foods to eat when you’re stressed out.
Sugar is Trouble Sugar creates spikes in blood sugar, which can trigger mood swings, but its role in poor mood actually goes much deeper than that. Entire books have been written on this topic, such as William Duffy’s book, “Sugar Blues”. There are at least three potential mechanisms through which refined sugar intake could exert a toxic effect on your mood and mental health: By choosing healthy foods, you can actually impact your mood on a positive note, helping to relieve tension, stabilize blood sugar, and send your stress packing.
Sugar (table sugar, fructose, and high fructose corn syrup) and grains contribute to insulin and leptin resistance and foul up normal signaling, which plays a big part in your mental health Sugar suppresses activity of BDNF*, which promotes healthy brain neurons. BDNF levels are critically low in both depression and anxiety.
Sugar consumption also triggers a whole bunch of chemical reactions in your body that trigger chronic inflammation. In the long term, inflammation disrupts the normal functioning of your immune system, which is linked to a greater risk of depression. This is just one major thing to keep in moderation or avoid as much as possible!
Noni Can help you curb your craving for sugar and Junk foods! Just 2 oz in the AM first thing in the morning, or in a our Tahiti Trader Noni Tea to feel great all day and avoid all those nagging cravings!