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Are You Making One of These 3 Health Mistakes?

Posted by admin on Mon, Jan 09, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Anita's Healthy Tips 

Life certainly doesn’t come with a guide book and we all do the best we can with the tools we have. That being said though, when we see a better way or when we gather more information we are inspired to make changes.

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Today I want to share with you 3 common mistakes that could be sabotaging your best efforts at maximizing your health:

  1. Too much sugar
  2. Too much white flour
  3. Not enough “real” food

We all know that sugar isn’t good for us, but out taste buds tell us otherwise! Having something sweet every now and then is very different from consuming sugar on a daily basis. One of the biggest offenders is fruit juice. And the worst part is that many of us are starting out the day with this extreme sugar shock!

When you start the day with sugar, the roller coaster ride begins. Insulin causes a drop in blood sugar which creates more desire for more sugar throughout the day. If you want orange juice in the morning, eat the whole orange!

White flour products (cookies, bagels, crackers, pasta) produce the same insulin highs and lows as sugar. Our bodies strive for balance and when our blood sugar gets too low we look for a quick way to bring it back up which translates in to desire for more cookies, bagels and crackers!

The best way to transform your health from lackluster to blockbuster is to include more “real” food in your diet. Foods from nature like nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables provide our bodies with superior nutrition and help to stabilize blood sugar, thereby giving us longer lasting energy and decreasing the desire for sweets!

With such easy access to empty calorie junk food in our country, we are filling up, filling out and powering down with chronic disease. Poor diet is a very preventable cause of illness.

Anita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness.

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