Sugar Tax in South Africa….Already came into the UK in March …

Awesome – finally a sugar tax …. and in South Africa – a country that produces sugar that is at risk for being accused of upsetting a national trade.

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Several interesting articles click here for more:

 

Britain is not doing so well on Sugar intake, but we have already taken steps to tax soft drinks – currently running 3rd after Mexico and USA!! SA is the country to implement the tax and of these listed it is at the bottom! Click here for more

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Sugar is one of the main sources of fuel for bacteria and disease aside from the fact that it is the main contributor to obesity and all its side effects.

FACT: You cannot reduce fat/obesity by exercise alone, but you can by dietary intake – you have to watch what you eat to stay healthy.  Exercise keeps you fit and strong, nutrition keeps the balance of fuel right.

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Common Colds and Flu

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So the common cold has been dealt with in various ways – but are we in fact prolonging the illness by taking many of these medications and would we do better to simply adhere to a more natural approach?

See the guide below – the reality is sleep is the most important – but that involves taking a day off!

General Measures for coping with acute illness or infection

Risk of High Protein Diets

Research shows that a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates can help shed pounds and normalize blood-glucose levels, improvements that lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Read more about this on –http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303795904579431404244207682?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303795904579431404244207682.html&nan_pid=1800883696

Hungry for Change

Screen shot 2013-10-03 at 17.47.24What a fabulous film – it puts on the screen everything we speak about from a nutritional and healthy stand point.  It is not rocket science what we should eat and drink, we would feel and function so much better if we paid more attention to this.  However society conspires against us with marketing that tells a myth about so many things in life – all disguising the fact that the objective of the food industry is not food but it is of making money on our misunderstanding what we should be doing.

http://www.hungryforchange.tv/

Sugar … the enemy …..

Do we REALLY realise exactly how bad SUGAR is for us …. we continue to eat cakes, drink sugary drinks, eat starchy carbohydrates …..

Just look at this list of reasons why not to eat SUGAR compiled by Nancy Appleton PHD.

“Sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet. It is the most insidious liar. It tricks our tongue, taste buds and mind. It is called the “love drug” and addictive it can be. I hate to rain on your sugar parade, but we all need reminding that it is a “thief” as it robs us silently of our health. Try and read through this very long list.

Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defences against infectious disease and cancer.

Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Sugar can cause tight, tense muscles anywhere in the body.” ……

for the rest of the article see: http://joannebrophy.com/diet/sugarenemgy.htm