The massive amount of salts, sugars and fats in our diet has taken over health news this week, and it's about time! Consumption of salty, sugary and fatty foods has skyrocketed in the United States. We now consume more than three times the amount of cheese than in the 1970's -- 33 pounds of cheese per year, along with 70 pounds of sugar and six pounds of salt!
Help controlling diabetes may be as close as the nearest spice rack!
Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine or sugar. They can provide a temporary energy boost, but boost is short-lived, and can cause unforeseen problems. Energy drinks that contain sugar may contribute to weight gain, and those containing caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia and irritability -- or to even more serious conditions, such as a rapid heart beat or increased blood pressure. Before your reach for that energy drink you might want to consider a healthier way to boost your energy!