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Why Do We Need Supplements? Don't We Get Enough Nutritional Supplements from Our Food?

Why Do We Need Supplements? Don't We Get Enough Nutritional Supplements from Our Food?

Most of us know that good nutrition is important for good health. However, when we hear that an amazing new multivitamin or supplement just hit the shelves, it can make us wonder if the foods we're eating are good enough for what our bodies require and why we need supplements?

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Why do Low Glycemic Diets work?

Why do Low Glycemic Diets work?

When we eat Low Glycemic foods, our Pancreas secrets only a small amount of insulin to help the muscles take up the carbohydrates that are being released SLOWLY and over a longer period of time, which results in a nice even, ongoing, production of energy for our body.

High Glycemic foods do the opposite. They cause our Pancreas to secrete a large amount of Insulin at once that results in a spike of energy, a fast uptake of the carbohydrates into the muscles and cells, with a resultant DROP in blood sugar that sets off a CRAVING for more high glycemic foods!

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Causes and Diet Tips for "Leaky Gut" (Inflamed Small Bowl)

Causes and Diet Tips for

Gap Junctions widen and this allows toxins and other foul substances to seep through these openings directly into your blood stream. This effects your ability to absorb nutrients, lowers your immune system, increases food allergies, causes inflammation in other parts of your body, and effects your moods, commonly bringing on anxiety, depression and even be a player in the level of motivation you feel to live your day to the fullest.

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