Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sugar > Joint Pain

Joint pain. Elevated intake of processed sugar can lead to inflammation, causing joint pain and other inflammation-related diseases. Download On Track with Barix: Not So Sweet 

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Sugar Addiction

Addiction. Sugar, for some people, can be downright addictive. Not surprising, since it has a powerful effect on the reward system in our brain, similar to nicotine and cocaine. Strong cravings for sugar can be hard to resist and can … Continue reading

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Soft Drinks > Weight Gain

Weight Gain. Want to gain 15 pounds in a year? Just drink a single soft drink each day. It’s as simple as that and each additional serving increases the odds of obesity. Obesity is a complex disease so it isn’t … Continue reading

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Soft Drinks > Diabetes

Diabetes. When your body is not able convert blood sugar into energy and the blood sugar rises to an unhealthy level, diabetes develops. Although the relationship between consuming large amounts of added sugar and developing diabetes is murky, scientists have … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance = Fat Storage

Insulin Resistance. Over time, too much added sugar in the diet (in addition to inactivity and obesity) can cause insulin resistance. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar that is in the bloodstream. One analogy is that insulin is like a … Continue reading

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