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  5 Effective Facial Exercises to Lean Out a Double Chin
Posted by: cellhc - 1 hour ago - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

As we age, the skin on our face can lose its elasticity. The good thing is that you can use facial exercises to help tone and slim your face. These exercises will also help promote healthy blood flow to your skin cells, which will improve the overall appearance of your face.


 went on a quest to find the moves that can make your face feel more youthful, less stressed, and more toned.

Exercise 1
 
The targeted area(s): the cheeks and chin

Close your mouth.
Open it wide to the side, as if you’re trying to show all your teeth.
Flex your neck muscles.
Repeat for 20 seconds.
Repeat 4 times.

Exercise 2
 
The targeted area(s): the jawline, cheeks, chin, and neck

This exercise is best done with your mouth wide open.
Try to whistle — it should feel like you’re doing an “O” with your mouth.
Do this for 10 seconds.
Repeat 4 times.

Exercise 3
 
The targeted area(s): the jawline and chin

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Put the tip of your tongue on the hard palate on the roof of your mouth, directly behind the top teeth.
Pull the rest of your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth.
Close your mouth and breathe normally.
The key to this exercise is doing it all the time.

Exercise 4
 
The targeted area(s): the neck and chin

Stretch your neck as much as you can by lowering your head back.
Try to cross your lower lip over your top lip while maintaining a steady gaze on the ceiling.
Smile wide.
Hold the position for 10 seconds.
Repeat 4 times.

Exercise 5

The targeted area(s): the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, chin, and neck

Try to keep your eyes as wide open as possible.
Don’t wrinkle your forehead.
Look straight ahead at a spot in front of you for 10 seconds.
Repeat 4 times.
How often do you exercise your face? What area of your face would you like to tone up the most?

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  6 Toothbrushing Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Having a Hollywood Smile
Posted by: cellhc - 1 hour ago - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

There’s more than one million bacteria on your toothbrush, and although most of them are harmless, some can still hurt your teeth. While daily brushing is essential for keeping your teeth healthy, some mistakes you might be unknowingly making can do more harm than good.


Here at , we decided to dive deeper into this question and find out what common mistakes we should avoid to keep our teeth in top shape.

1. You’re rinsing your mouth after brushing.
 
Although you might be used to rinsing your mouth right after brushing your teeth, doing so can actually make the brushing less effective. Because water dilutes the concentrated fluoride in the toothpaste, it may keep you from reaping all of its benefits. If you still feel the need to rinse your mouth out of habit, use a fluoride mouthwash to keep your enamel well protected.

2. You aren’t brushing your tongue.
 
If you ever noticed bad breath no matter how thoroughly you brushed your teeth, you might want to start brushing your tongue as well. Your taste buds offer bacteria a perfect environment to multiply, and if you’re skipping your tongue, it may eventually cause your breath to smell.

3. You’re flossing too much.
 
Although flossing is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine and is vital for your gums, you can actually overdo a good thing. There’s no need to floss more than once a day, as harmful bacteria take 4 to 12 hours to develop. While flossing correctly can prevent gum disease, doing it the wrong way might work the other way around and might even lead to gum damage.

4. You keep using your old toothbrush.
 
While it’s easy to get attached to your favorite old toothbrush, using it for too long can lead to cavities and damage your gums. There are always some food particles left between the bristles, and if you keep using the same toothbrush, you’re exposing yourself to the same bacteria over and over again. And if you keep your toothbrush in a humid bathroom it might start growing mold, so if you notice any black spots on the bristles, you might want to replace your toothbrush right away.

5. You don’t switch your toothpastes.
 
When you finally find a toothpaste that does wonders for your teeth, it might feel tempting to stock up on it. But the microorganisms that live in your mouth can get used to a specific toothpaste, making brushing less effective. It’s better to change your toothpastes every 2-3 months, and some dentists even recommend using different types of toothpaste in the morning and the evening.

6. You’re brushing right after eating.
 
Although brushing your teeth after eating can help keep harmful bacteria at bay, doing it immediately after a meal can actually weaken your enamel. It’s recommended to wait 30 to 60 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth to keep your pearly whites healthy.

Which of these mistakes surprised you the most? Have you been making any of them?

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  What Could Happen to Your Body If You Have Too Much Screen Time
Posted by: cellhc - 1 hour ago - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

We all have to admit that we spend a large part of our day on our phones. As the world becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, our lives have also begun to revolve around our screens. Although there are many ways in which phones have made our lives significantly easier, there are many negative effects that excessive screen time can have on our bodies and minds.


found 6 ways too much screen time can impact you and wanted to share them with you.

1. You could develop digestion issues.
 
One of the most common effects of excessive screen time is digestion issues. According to studies, the GI tract and our brains communicate with each other through “the brain-gut axis.” This axis is facilitated by cells in our bodies, which is why whenever we experience less physical activity and remain sedentary on our phones, this brain-gut connection is affected. What results are cramps, constipation, abdominal pain, and stool accidents.

2. It can make your teeth less healthy.
 
The more time we spend on our phones, the less healthy our teeth get. This is because being glued to a screen most of the time results in increased snacking, and the mindless munching on unhealthy foods, like sodas, sugary snacks, and chips, can negatively impact your oral health. After all, if our hands aren’t busy, we subconsciously begin mindlessly snacking and destroying our teeth.

3. Your emotional judgement can be weakened.
 
Not only does more screen time make us less social, as we aren’t interacting directly with people, but this isolation from others can also impair our emotional judgment. This is especially true with children who are deprived of real-life interactions, and they can develop anti-social tendencies. One big concern is how this can expose them to violent media and desensitize them. Our emotional judgment is permanently altered from more screen time.

4. It can lower your self-esteem.
 
It’s no surprise that our self-esteem can take a hit when we spend too much time online. The lack of interaction with other people can significantly reduce a person’s confidence. And when you spend so much time on social media sites worrying about your online presence, it can instill anxiety about your self-image. For children, this can lead to body image issues.

5. It can lead to obesity.
 
When we spend so much time watching television or scrolling on our phones, we are at greater risk of obesity. Not only is it easier to eat unhealthy foods while watching TV, but numerous advertisements for unhealthy foods online target vulnerable children. Many studies have shown a direct link between more screen time and increased obesity. Children can be at risk of childhood obesity since the lack of physical activity and more snacking can impact their health.

6. It can cause severe back and neck pain.
 
Poor posture can be one of the worst effects of too much screen time, since we remain hunched over for long periods of time without realizing it. This can lead to severe neck and back pain from bending over our devices constantly. The reason this happens is when we look down, unnatural stress is placed on our necks, and our spine is put in an unnatural position. It can also lead to a stress injury called text neck.

How much time do you spend in front of the screen? Do you know of any other impacts too much screen time can have on your health? Share them with us.

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  Why It Might Be Better to Not Brush Your Teeth First Thing in the Morning
Posted by: cellhc - 2 hours ago - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Many of us are used to brushing our teeth as soon as we get out of bed. But although good oral hygiene is key to maintaining a beautiful smile, brushing your teeth right after you wake up might not be as effective as we think. Some medical experts believe that having a glass of water before brushing your teeth is much better for your oral health, and might even increase the effectiveness of tooth brushing.


1. It might make the brushing less effective.
 
If you’re used to brushing your teeth just before having your morning cup of coffee, you might want to reconsider this habit. When you drink something right after tooth brushing, it might wash away the fluoride in the toothpaste, making the brushing far less effective. In fact, dentists recommend waiting at least half an hour after brushing your teeth to drink any beverage. And if you don’t have much time in the morning it only makes sense to brush your teeth after breakfast.

2. It might cause more cavities.
 
Although drinking water in the morning has many health benefits, doing so immediately after brushing your teeth may keep you from getting enough fluoride. Because fluoride is one of the most effective ways to fight cavities, a lack of it can weaken your enamel, causing cavities, and even bone diseases.

3. It may make you nauseous.
 
Brushing your teeth after waking up can help you feel refreshed, but some people may get nauseous when brushing their teeth. Although brushing your teeth twice a day is vital for your oral health, you may skip it at times if it makes you feel nauseous. Many expectant mothers say their morning sickness gets worse when they brush their teeth right after waking up, and many dentists believe using xylitol drops or even plain water instead may be helpful.

4. It might weaken your enamel.
 
Feeling nauseous often leads to vomiting, and throwing up frequently may seriously damage your teeth. Because vomit contains stomach acids, it can wear away and weaken your enamel, causing your teeth to hurt.

Do you brush your teeth as soon as you wake up or after breakfast?

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  4 Reasons Why You Have Bad Breath and How to Treat It Effectively
Posted by: cellhc - 2 hours ago - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Bad breath or halitosis, the medical term for it, is probably one of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing conditions a person can have. There are different reasons why this problem appears, and sometimes it could be an indication of something much more serious. That’s why we decided to let you know about the causes and the solutions to it. However, we need to make it clear that visiting a doctor might be the best thing to do if no other solution is working.


CAUSES
1. Eating too many spices and smelly foods
 
It’s not a secret that smelly foods, like garlic and chili peppers, can leave an unpleasant smell in our mouths. That’s because they get absorbed into our bloodstream, and until they leave our bodies completely, they can impact our breath. That’s why you may have noticed that even if you brush your teeth after eating these foods, their smell (and taste) still lingers in your mouth.

2. Not brushing and flossing your teeth daily
 
These 2 activities are way more important than we maybe realize, since they remove the small particles of food that get trapped in our mouths. These particles will build up and start to break down in our mouths, which is something that will create an unpleasant odor. Also, if you don’t brush your teeth regularly, plaque forms, which can cause the inflammation of your gums. This problem is called periodontitis, and it can lead to bad breath if not treated.

3. Health problems, like dry mouth and other conditions
 
Dry mouth or, as it’s known in the medical community, Xerostomia, is when someone’s mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva. As a result, their mouth can’t sweep all the food particles left inside, and therefore they get trapped there and start decomposing. But, this is not the only cause of dry mouth since various medications, breathing through the mouth, and salivary gland disorders can also create the problem.

Additionally, infections and inflammation that appear in our mouth, nose, and tonsils can produce odor. Also, people suffering from certain typed of cancer, liver failure, and other metabolic diseases can also start having bad breath. That is due to the medicine they take, which creates a mixture of chemicals.

4. Crash dieting
 
Crash dieting is unhealthy and dangerous in all aspects, but it can also lead to halitosis, among other things. The reason that can happen is that these diets produce energy at different levels, since they are low on carbohydrates. Our body starts using all the protein to generate energy, something that produces a lot of ketones, which can have a very annoying smell.

TREATMENT
1. Clean your mouth and brush your teeth at least twice a day.
 
Maintaining good overall oral hygiene is the number one step. It’s best to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. However, you can increase these activities if you feel that your mouth needs it, but make sure not to brush too hard since you will weaken your teeth. Also, you should remember to replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months and brush your tongue as well.

Another good idea would be to use mouthwash twice a day. You should opt for a fluoride antibacterial or antiseptic mouthwash that kills all the bacteria that are responsible for halitosis and gum disease. If you are wearing dentures or braces, you should remove your dentures during the night or make sure to clean your braces thoroughly.

2. Choose gum instead of mints after a meal.
 
Gum is known for stimulating your saliva production, meaning that you’ll have a stronger defense against plaque acids. These acids are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, and saliva just keeps them away. Make sure that you pick sugarless gum. The bacteria that live in your mouth love sugar and will make a harmful acid with it.

3. Drink plenty of water to avoid dry mouth.
 
As we already mentioned above, one of the reasons why people have bad breath is when they also have a dry mouth. Drinking plenty of water during the day can assist in that area by making sure your mouth stays hydrated at all times. This will also help with the production of saliva, which is vital. Another thing you can do to produce more saliva is to start eating things that need a lot of chewing, like carrots and apples.

4. You can try a few home remedies.
 
Inserting certain foods into your daily routine can prove to be very helpful. For example, research has shown that people who ate yogurt for 6 weeks had a reduction in the bad smell. If you want to try this, you will need to eat at least 1 serving of non-fat, plain yogurt per day. But, if that’s not something you like, you can try drinking some orange juice or eating a couple of oranges per day.

Research has shown that oranges help with saliva production, which keeps the mouth hydrated and protected from bacteria. Additionally, green tea is also proven to have deodorizing and disinfectant properties. You can start drinking 1-2 cups per day or brew them the night before, chill them in the fridge, and take them to work the next day.

5. When to go see a doctor
 
In some cases, bad breath has nothing to do with your oral hygiene, and your dentist will let you know if you fall under that category. That’s when you might need to visit a specialist, so they can search for the root of the problem and find the best plan for treatment. Like we said earlier, there might be other underlying medical conditions that cause bad breath, so it’s best to check that possibility out.

What does your oral hygiene routine include? Do you just brush your teeth, or do you do other things in addition to that in order to combat bad breath and bacteria?

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  Warning Signs & Symptoms Of PINK EYE | (Conjunctivitis)
Posted by: cellhc - 09-29-2022, 02:36 AM - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Vision is one of the five essential human senses. But we tend to ignore our eye health unless we visibly see indications of irritation such as redness. Temporary redness due to lack of sleep, prolonged screen exposure, tiredness, or after crying can resolve with time. But if redness is accompanied by irritation, itching, and pus, you could have what is commonly called pink eye. This condition affects around 6 million people every year in the United States. In today's article, we will discuss everything you need to know about pink eye. How do you get it in the first place? Is it contagious? How is it treated? We’ll be discussing all that and more. So let's get started…


1.Have you ever heard of conjunctivitis?

We're taking you back to your biology class, but don’t worry if you didn’t pay attention then. We have your back now. The conjunctiva is a thin transparent layer covering the white part of your eyes and the underside of your eyelids. This layer's primary purpose is to keep the eyeballs moist. It also protects your eyes from dust and dirt. Doctors call this layer sclera. When this layer gets inflamed, the blood vessels become more prominent, giving your eye a pink appearance. Conjunctivitis is simply the inflammation of the conjunctiva. It usually lasts for 1 to 4 weeks or even longer in some cases. Conjunctivitis is often confused with another ocular condition called a stye. Most stye symptoms are similar to that of pink eye, except during a stye, you develop painful bumps on the eyelids. While a stye occurs due to the infection in the oil glands on your eyelids, the pink eye could have multiple other causes.

2.The most common is viral conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis affects males and females, kids and adults equally. Viral conjunctivitis usually spreads from schools, crowded offices, and mass gatherings. You will be amused to find that the same viruses that cause a runny nose or sore throat are responsible for pink eye. So it's pretty easy to catch it. The most deadly virus the world recently experienced: coronavirus, is also closely related to conjunctivitis. Some scientists also believe pink eye to be an exclusive early symptom of covid-19.

3.The next cause is bacterial conjunctivitis.

Common bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenza, and Streptococcus pneumonia are notorious for giving pink eye. These microbes can turn eye discharge yellow or greenish. They even make it sticky. So when you wake up and try to open your eyes in the morning, you might feel your eyelids stuck to each other. Bacterial conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes and is HIGHLY contagious. Failing to treat this condition can cause severe damage.

4.Allergies also can give you pink eye.

You could still get pink eye if you are allergic to pollens, cigarette smoke, chlorine from swimming pools, or car fumes. It can be a seasonal phenomenon for a few people. Failing to change contact lenses also frequently can irritate the conjunctiva of your eyes. Additionally, harsh cosmetics like lotions, shampoos, and makeup might harm the delicate layer of your eyes.

5.Another form of conjunctivitis can be sexually transmitted.

Herpes simplex, Gonorrhea, or chlamydia can transmit infections sexually. Pregnant women with these diseases can also give their newborns pink eye. The bacteria get transferred from the birth canal to the baby's eyes, causing conjunctivitis.

6.Another reason for conjunctivitis in babies is due to blocked tear ducts.

Babies frequently have blocked tear ducts. Most clogged tear ducts will resolve on their own or with minor treatment. A nasolacrimal blockage, often known as a clogged tear duct, affects 20% of newborns. Tears glands above the eyes on each side farthest from the nose produce tears. Tears keep the eyes moist and safeguard the eyes by flushing away irritating or hazardous substances. A fully or partially blocked is dangerous and causes pink eye.

7.Lastly, individuals with a compromised immune system can get conjunctivitis.

A poor immune system increases your vulnerability to disease and infection. Consider your immune system a mighty army responsible for defending you from bacteria and viruses. However, when you have compromised immunity, your body will not be able to fend off infections and diseases. You can frequently fall prey to any illness and get pink eye.

8.We are now coming to the warning signs of pink eye.
  
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has given a few symptoms to look out for a pink eye. Let's discuss those in detail. You can have a gritty feeling in the eye, redness, itching, and discharge from the eyes. A few chemical irritants enter your eye and can cause burning and rarely blurred vision. Sometimes the symptoms might affect just one eye initially, and as the infection spreads, the second eye will also be affected. Critical cases can experience sensitivity to light and swelling in the eyelids. Your body also gives off a few signs of early infection before you start seeing actual eye changes. You can have flu-like symptoms like fever, headache, body ache, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, and lethargy.

9.How can you treat pink eye?

The type of conjunctivitis usually determines the treatment for this condition. If conjunctivitis has a viral origin, then there are no particular therapies that can help. Your body's immunity is the only way to fight against pathogens. You can place a cool, moist towel on your eyes to feel at ease. In case of bacterial infections, your eye doctor can recommend antibiotic eye drops and ointments. Remember, antibiotics do not work against allergic and viral conjunctivitis. If allergies are the sole cause of your pink eye, your doctor will give you anti-allergic eye drops to relieve the itching and swelling. If a chemical or particles of an irritating substance get stuck in your eye, rinse it with water. Artificial tears can also help to wash the sclera. Doctors put antibiotic drops in newborns' eyes immediately to prevent conjunctivitis. The doctors will also inform you to apply warm compresses to relieve swelling and irritation and give a gentle warm massage for blocked tear ducts in babies. Although this condition is self-limiting and typically resolves after you start feeling healthy, if your symptoms persist fast for a few weeks, then don't hesitate to visit your doctor.

We all have heard prevention is better than cure. It turns out to be confirmed with pink eye too. Let's see how

10.First, shield your mouth and nose while coughing.

We have been hearing about it a lot for a couple of years. It's not only polite to cover up while coughing but doing this can arrest the transmission of germs, including the influenza virus, which is highly contagious. If you are infected and cough and sneeze openly, the microscopic water droplets can infect other family members or colleagues.

11.Next, avoid touching or rubbing your eyes.

Health experts warn you to keep your hands away from your mouth and nose and from touching and rubbing your eyes when you have an infection. The virus and bacteria can enter your eyes through the conjunctiva. Infection can spread if you rub an infected eye and touch someone else. Whenever you feel the urge to rub your eyes, use a tissue. Dry eyes could be the prime reason you would feel that urge to scratch them. Add some moisturizing drops to your eye care routine. Also, try going off contact lenses and using glasses for a while. If you must wear lenses, remember to follow all lens hygiene instructions and do not sleep without removing them at night.

12.Do you wash and sanitize your hands frequently?

Washing hands can save you from many diseases. Even if you think your hands look clean, they still can have deadly germs. Remember to give your hands a good scrub for at least 20 seconds. Leather up the back of your hands under nail areas and space between fingers. But when soap and water are unavailable, you can try using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Make sure it contains at least 60% of alcohol to get rid of germs. Alcohol can also remove harmful chemicals like pesticides and heavy metals from your hands. Remember to use the eye medicine only after washing your hands with soap. Put the drops straight into the eye without touching the nozzle. Please keep it away from your eyes, so the infection does not enter the bottle of eye drops.

13.How often do you sanitize your home?

Drawer handles, bathroom surfaces, door knobs, taps, staircase railings, light switches, remote controls, and countertops are a hotspot of germs. They can be cleaned with antiseptic cleansers, disinfecting alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide. You can wear disposable gloves and discard them after cleaning. If a sick person is at your home, take extra precautions.

14.Other general sanitary protocols include:Use swimming goggles in the community pool to avoid germs from entering your conjunctiva. 

Never share personal items like nail cutters, washcloths, and tissues. Avoid sharing eye medicines. Avoid allergic substances; if you've used eye makeup or just before having pink eye consider getting new cosmetics.

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  The Importance Of FASTING BLOOD SUGAR Levels
Posted by: cellhc - 09-29-2022, 02:29 AM - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Did you know that around 34 million people in the United States have diabetes? That makes up 10% of the total US population. Roughly about 27 million of those people have been diagnosed with diabetes, while around 7 million remain undiagnosed. Also, 88 million adults are estimated to have prediabetes, a stage where an individual has higher blood glucose levels than average but is not high enough to be counted as diabetic. Trends indicate that these numbers are just multiplying themselves with each passing year. A study showed that by 2035 we would have around 592 million cases of diabetes worldwide. If you're somebody who does not wish to contribute to these statistics, it becomes imperative for you to monitor your blood sugar levels and keep them under control. In this video, we will discuss why checking your fasting blood sugar levels is important, how blood sugar affects us, how to regulate it, and so much more. So watch it till the end to learn more about blood sugar levels.

 
1.What do our blood sugar levels tell us?
 
Whatever we eat determines the blood sugar content in our bodies. How? Well, the more carbohydrates you consume, the more blood sugar in your body. What do we mean by blood sugar? Basically, blood sugar or glucose is the primary sugar found in our bodies. It is used by our body to derive energy. Glucose is mixed up in our bloodstream and is transported to every cell of our body which is then used as a form of energy. When this blood sugar increases, it develops a disease called diabetes. Diabetes is known to be one of the significant contributors to the global burden of diseases. It can lead to severe complications related to the heart, kidney, and eyes and, in some cases, to limb amputations. According to a study, the death rate in patients with cardiovascular diseases with diabetes is around 2 times higher than in those who do not have diabetes. So now we can see why keeping our blood sugar levels at an average range is crucial. The next time you check your blood sugar, remember that the average blood glucose range is 72 to 108mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter).
 
2.How to check blood sugar?
 
You can monitor your blood sugar levels at home using a glucometer (or blood sugar meter). This would involve taking a small blood sample from your fingertip, putting it to the test with the help of test strips, and getting instant results on your device. This portable device is an excellent option for monitoring your glucose levels from the comfort of your home. Another method could be a simple lab test wherein you can give your blood sample and get tested for fasting blood sugar.
 
3.Why is fasting blood sugar necessary?
 
When you eat, your blood sugar rises and peaks about an hour or two after a meal. After some time, it falls back to normal. So checking blood sugar after a meal won’t give the regular figures but would reflect the sugar obtained from your meal. However, during fasting, the result would represent the regular sugar levels of your body. Under normal conditions, your body releases insulin to absorb glucose and provide energy to the body. But this is not what happens in diabetes. In that case, the insulin either has no or lesser effect on the blood sugar level. Due to this reason, if fasting blood sugar levels are high, it gives a clear sign that the person has diabetes. Apart from knowing whether you have diabetes or not, the fasting test also tells us the effect of medication on an already diagnosed diabetic patient. If your dietary changes and medications can control your blood sugar levels and keep them in normal ranges in fasting sugar tests, then my friend, you are progressing. It indicates that you need to continue with whatever routine you are following. To get a complete insight into your blood sugar levels and to study their fluctuations throughout your day, you should check your blood sugar at the following times: After waking up, before drinking or eating anything except water, fasting in general, after two hours of your meal, and finally, the last test just before bedtime.

4.What happens if you have high blood sugar levels?

It is known as hyperglycemia when your blood sugar levels are greater than 125mg/dL while fasting and greater than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after eating (or postprandial). You’ll have to pee more often to eliminate extra sugar, and your kidneys will work harder to process it. After being processed, our body gets rid of them in the form of urine. And that is the reason why diabetic patients have to use the washroom time and again, even when their water intake remains constant. You feel thirsty all the time: Water makes up for 55% of body weight in adults. It is responsible for transferring nutrients, eliminating waste, and making energy in your body. So when your body is put to extra workload because of high sugar intake, more water is needed to carry out these functions. Meanwhile, your body starts draining up its tissues to satisfy the hiked water demand. So eventually, when you have less water supply, your brain tells you to meet the demand with adequate supply, making you thirsty. And not to mention those skin problems: Due to the ongoing water shortage in diabetics, the skin also gets dry, itchy, and cracked over time. And this may cause skin issues to arise. Blurred vision: Since your body is draining fluid from all possible sources, it might also pull some fluid from your eyes, impairing vision. Vision gets blurred, and your eyes are unable to focus, in some cases, it may lead to severe damage in the blood vessels on the rear part of your eye or retina, which results in loss of vision. Fatigue: Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas which helps the body use or store blood sugar. For people who have Type 1 diabetes, their pancreas stops producing insulin. While in Type 2 diabetes, the insulin produced has no significant effect on the affected individual's body. Since a diabetic person cannot store food due to ineffective insulin, our body keeps running low on energy. And this is the reason why a diabetic person is always low on energy and seems exhausted. Digestive issues: High blood sugar over a longer period messes up the regular functioning of your body and may affect some nerve functions. You might face constant troubles with your digestive system, like acid reflux, vomiting, and constipation.
 
5.What happens when you have low blood sugar levels?
  
Hypoglycemia is when your blood sugar levels fall below 70mg/dL. Similar to high blood sugar levels, low blood sugar levels bring about Fatigue. Suppose to lower your blood sugar levels; you take insulin, but you end up administrating a little more than required. In this case, more glucose gets absorbed by the bloodstream and will be simultaneously removed from your system as waste. Unable to make up for the loss quickly, your body will run out of energy levels. You will also always feel like eating: With low blood sugar levels, intense hunger runs complimentary. Even after having a heavy meal, you think that there is still some space left for extra snacks. And you indulge yourself in a never-ending cycle of eating. This happens because your body cannot convert food into blood sugar, usually due to certain drugs or illnesses. Your central nervous system can too be affected: Constantly low blood sugar levels can affect your central nervous system, and you might feel lightheadedness, dizziness, signs of anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, and in some cases, sweating too.
 
6.Factors that affect blood sugar levels:Are you tired of getting high blood sugar results again and again? 

After rigorous brainstorming, you still haven’t found the troublemakers behind these high glucose levels? Well, we are here to your rescue. Some factors that can be held responsible for raised blood sugar include dehydration, consuming too many carbs, illnesses, stress, missing out on prescribed medications, and the most important one being inactive.
 
7.Now, it's pretty simple if you are thinking about how to deal with it.
  
Make healthy amendments to your diet: Go for fiber-rich food sources like nuts and seeds and nutrient-rich meals with lots of vegetables. Fight your adversaries with a tough and healthy body! Do not avoid eating at all. This would lower your blood sugar and create additional problems. Suppose you cannot do justice to your diet and are looking for an easy option that covers your nutritional needs. Then Naturelo’s multivitamin tablets are a perfect choice for you. Designed especially for post-menopausal women over 50, NATURELO Whole Food Multivitamin is loaded with organic extracts, essential vitamins, and minerals and is a perfect supplement to boost their regular lifestyle. For men, NATURELO One Daily Multivitamin is known to boost energy levels and maintain general well-being. However, nothing could beat a healthy diet. These supplements will only aid you in filling in the gaps of nutritional deficiencies, but your diet has to be the primary source of nutrition. So make sure to eat healthy. Exercise daily: Wake up early in the morning, prepare your joggers, and head out for a brisk walk. Yes! It is that simple. Exercising regularly helps you to stay fit and fight away any imbalances inside your body. Stay hydrated: Water washes out impurities and helps your body to maintain a healthy balance. So always check your water intake and keep a water bottle handy. Do not skip medications: Those already living with diabetes should always take their medications on time. Medications would help you deal with raised glucose levels and keep them under control.

Don’t let your blood sugar tell you how to command your life. You are the one in charge. So make healthy decisions and take the necessary precautions. Wish to know more about diabetes and its related warning signs? Discover some worthy insights into the world of diabetes from our videos. Watch 12 WARNING SIGNS Of Diabetes That Appear On Your SKIN Or 9 Warning Signs That Indicate You Are At Risk For Diabetes. Go ahead, click one. Or better yet, watch both, and learn more about diabetes. How do you manage your blood sugar? Let us know in the comments below! 

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  6 SUPER DRINKS To Increase Hemoglobin Level In 7 Days
Posted by: cellhc - 09-29-2022, 01:59 AM - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Do you consistently feel dizzy or sleepy all day? Or feel out of breath after light physical work? Maybe you notice your hands and feet are always cold, and your skin is slightly pale or yellow looking? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then there's a fair chance that you could be running low on hemoglobin. Running low on hemoglobin usually means that you might have a condition called anemia. Now you must be wondering: what is it? Today we’ll explore precisely what it is, how you can increase your hemoglobin, and some easy, quick fix, fast hacks to sail through hemoglobin deficiency. Keep watching till the end, and we’ll answer all your questions! 


1.What do we mean by hemoglobin deficiency?

Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that is donned with the responsibility to supply oxygen throughout your body and transport the carbon dioxide back to your lungs. If hemoglobin declines below the normal requisite levels, which are approximately 13 to 18 g/dl in men and 12 to 15 g/dl in women, then the person is said to be anemic. Or, to put it another way, anemia is a condition wherein there is a decrease in the production of red blood cells. Anemia is a fairly common disease that affects up to one-third of people across the globe. Most cases of anemia are incredibly mild and do not require much monitoring, except for the ones when anemia starts meddling with your regular lifestyle and acts as a roadblock to your daily activities.

2.But why does hemoglobin deficiency occur? 

And what are the reasons behind it? Hemoglobin deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t get adequate nutrition through your diet. So when you fall short on consuming enough iron, folates, and vitamin B12, you also fall short on hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin deficiency becomes common as you age. One-third of older adults have anemia due to nutritional deficiency. Also, it is much more prevalent in women of childbearing age because of the periodic menstrual cycles and poor iron intake. Pregnancy also increases hemoglobin deficiency. Studies show that around 10% of women of reproductive age in the United States have anemia. Besides age and sex, race and ethnicity are crucial determinants of anemia. According to studies, the prevalence of anemia is much higher in the African American population than in other ethnic groups. Intestinal disorders, chronic conditions like cancer, kidney failure, HIV/AIDS, blood diseases, and regular blood loss due to an ulcer can deplete the body's iron reserves quite fast and push it an edge forward to developing a hemoglobin deficiency. Frequent exposure to toxic substances like drugs and alcohol also contributes a fair share in using up our body's iron reserves. And yes, family history, too, can be blamed for a hemoglobin deficiency. If your family history boasts of a long lineage of anemic disorders, then it is more likely that you will be an undisputed heir of the anemic misfortunes. Well, you might think, 'anemia seems to be a regular condition, I should probably just let it be. Let us burst this bubble of yours. Anemia is not so humble as it seems. If it is left untreated for a long time, it can have serious repercussions. 

3.What complications does it lead to?

Potentially severe complications like heart attack, heart failure, peripheral nerve damage, a weakened immune system, depression, pregnancy complications like premature birth, and multi-organ failure culminating in death can be blamed on a prolonged hemoglobin deficiency. On average, 1% of red blood cells get removed from circulation daily. Suppose the body cannot make up for the lost red blood cells. In that case, it is also unable to maintain a regular oxygen supply to every part of the body, which is precisely why all these complications become severe. So to maintain a balance, our body must ensure enough red blood cells to carry out the necessary functions. And this can only be facilitated by having a diet rich in iron, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C. So to save yourself from falling into the vicious cycle of diseases and their severe complications, it is crucial to have a nutrient-rich diet. Now you must wonder what ingredients and food can shoot up your hemoglobin levels the fastest way possible. Well, we have simplified that for you. So let us hop onto our next segment, where we will discuss drinks that will boost your hemoglobin levels in 7 days. 

4.Some magic drinks that shoot up your hemoglobin are… 

Beetroot juice: Docked up with the richness of iron, folates, and vitamin C, beetroot works exceptionally well to promote red blood cell growth. Studies have also shown that beetroot shows anti-anemic solid potential. You can blend it with a juice or smoothie, add a pinch of rock salt and some mint leaves to add flavor and consume it to boost your hemoglobin levels. Since it contains natural sugars, ensure you do not add preservatives. But yes, you can add carrots to your smoothie if you like. Carrot goes best with beetroot juice.

5.Green juice/ spinach smoothie: Drinks that contain green veggies are always brimming up with loads of nutrients. 

They are good sources of protein, fiber, minerals, and other nutrients. Likewise, spinach which is one of is a rich source of significant micronutrients such as iron, manganese, and zinc and also contains vitamin A, E, C, K, folate, thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), and riboflavin (B2). Raspberries always act as a versatile option for tasty recipes. And owing to their high iron content of 0.7mg per 100g, they can also act as a perfect fit for our spinach smoothie. You can also add cashew butter to give your smoothie a creamy texture. This drink is not only beneficial in raising hemoglobin levels but is also known to work magic in diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and other chronic disorders. So immediately grab a glass filled with a spinach raspberry smoothie and keep all your problems at bay.

6.Pea protein shakes: Unlike whey, pea protein powder is a rich source of iron. 

And guess what? It is pretty versatile too. You can experiment with it as much as you like. Put it alongside any iron-rich food option, make a smoothie blend, and enjoy the delicacy. Consider using it in a recipe that combines bananas, coconut milk, and peanut butter. Pea protein powder will act as a perfect fit. It would boost the iron content of the smoothie and aid in providing a rich supply of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. 

7.Flaxseed smoothie:100 g of flaxseeds contain  0.5mg of vitamin C and over 100 mg of folic acid. 

They also have appreciable amounts of phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin B complex. With the power to enhance the taste and texture of any recipe, flaxseeds have proved to be an excellent choice for healthy recipes time and again. So to give a relishing experience to your taste buds, add flaxseeds to a blender, pour some milk and a few drops of honey, blend it and drink it fresh. Flaxseeds have enormous health benefits. Not only do they help in increasing your hemoglobin, but they also strengthen your immune system, thus giving you an extra boost to your body's fighting spirit.

8.Almond smoothie: If you are somebody who just forgets to eat dry fruits and their stocks remain unused for a long  time, then this is your queue to use them now. 

Blend it up in an appealing smoothie and savor its taste. This would help you increase your red blood cell count because every 100g of almond contains around 4 mg of iron, making it a perfect candidate for this job. 

9.Mulberry smoothie:Known for their rich  iron and vitamin C, mulberries are a perfect option when you desperately want to shoot up  your hemoglobin. 

Approximately 1 g of mulberries contain 1.5mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in the absorption of all the nutrients in the body. So high vitamin C would mean higher iron absorption in the body and more hemoglobin production. So if you want to give some morning motivation to your body for hemoglobin production, start your day with a mulberry smoothie. And since we cannot bear monotony in our food consumption, how about some tasty experimentation? Combine your mulberry smoothie with milk, oats, banana, and chia seeds. Blend! Blend! Blend! And there you are, ready to bid a ‘goodbye’ to dizziness and welcome the day with boosted hemoglobin.

All these drinks are magic when it comes to increasing hemoglobin quickly. 

So bottoms up! Savor these freshly made delicacies. Try making these drinks at home and reap the most out of their health benefits. And if drinks aren’t enough to reach your goals, you can always opt for iron supplements. They are harmless and make up for nutrient deficiency in no time. Try this MegaFood Blood Builder - Iron Supplement. It is well endowed with iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid and tremendously boosts your hemoglobin levels. And guess what? It shows an increase in iron levels without any symptoms of nausea or constipation, making it a perfect choice for your everyday supplement needs. Go ahead, try it and increase your red blood cells at a staggering rate. And if you really want to get an extra boost to your hemoglobin, then add exercise to your morning smoothie routine. Yeah, you heard that right! When you exercise, your body produces more hemoglobin to make up for the raised demand for oxygen. So get yourselves moving and go for a run. Want to learn more about healthy diets? Don’t worry, we got you covered; our channel has lots of facts and insights to share! So why don't you check out: 16 Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss You'll Want To Eat Every Day Or Top 14 Healthy Foods You Should Eat Every Day Go ahead, click one. Or better yet, watch both, and learn more about healthy diets. What drinks from our list are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below! 

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  Run Every Day For 1 Month, See What Happens To Your Body
Posted by: cellhc - 09-29-2022, 01:43 AM - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Did you know running is one of the world's most popular and practiced sports activities? In the United States alone, about 50 million Americans participate in running or jogging. With running being so popular, there must be a solid explanation for why people participate at such a high rate. Some researchers call aerobic exercise a miracle drug. As running is one of the most efficient aerobic exercises, it takes a crowning spot as one of the best activities to participate in. If you have been thinking about running but have been putting it off due to a lack of motivation or laziness, stick around and watch this article, and we’ll get you motivated and ready to tie up those laces and get moving. Let’s get started…


Running is one of the best cardio exercises because it moves many large muscles, from the core to the feet. Also, running requires no equipment but only a pair of shoes and your legs. You can run anytime and anywhere, which cannot be said for most other exercises! Running for only 5 to 10 minutes can be all you really need and does wonders for your body. Running for short bursts can also motivate you to be more active and pursue longer runs. This exercise has many amazing benefits, from increasing your lifespan to reducing depression.

1.The more you run, the higher chance of Runners High.

A runner’s high is a state that a runner experiences. It’s a relaxing, light feeling of delight after a good intensive run. Past studies have claimed when you run, your body starts producing hormones known as endorphins. These hormones are initially the body's natural equivalent to painkillers and reduce the pain felt in the muscles. However, recent studies say that endorphins don’t have much to do with this euphoric feeling. It’s more so attributed to endocannabinoids (eCBs). These are neurotransmitters present in the reward region of your brain. They significantly activate cannabinoid receptors in your brain’s reward section during and after running. Which is the feeling you experience as “runners high.” This euphoria is said to be relatively rare and is a by-product of the perfect balance of the distance and intensity of the run. Nevertheless, once you experience it, you would want to experience it again and again, which is a very healthy addiction if you ask us.

2.A more common benefit of running is Weight loss.

Let's get the obvious benefit out the gate early. Running is said to be one of the best and most effective exercises to burn a ton of calories in a short period. During a run, your body utilizes many muscles to their full potential, needing more energy to recover and use. This means that you keep shedding those calories even after you have stopped your run, known as the afterburn effect, and it mainly occurs after highly intense runs like hill repeats and interval running. You also target the fat across your body by running rather than just specific body parts like other exercises. This means all eight muscle groups of your body are working.

3.Your body is getting a good workout, and so is your mind.

Not only is your physical health improved by running, but also directly impacts your mental health. A recent study shows that runners generally are less likely to develop depression than those who do not run by a long shot. Many mental illnesses can be cured and prevented just by going out and having a nice sweaty time on your two legs. Running has been shown to improve moods, heighten memory and focus, and improve brain function. Running affects the part of the brain called the hippocampus, a complex structure in the brain that has a role in learning and memory. By running, you increase the volume of your hippocampus and can improve your memory and learning retention.

4.Running also strengthens bones.

Yes, you heard it right! Studies show that running is proven to strengthen your bones. Rather than what most people believe, running does not harm bones like the joints in your knees but helps strengthen and stimulate. During a run, your body can stimulate growth hormones which help enhance bone metabolism. Bone metabolism is the constant production and deterioration of bone tissue. Bones such as the legs, pelvis, and spine are weight-bearing, and when constantly put under stress, they perform better in stress response and are stronger than the bones in inactive individuals. Good bone metabolism is what you need if you would like your bones to be healthy.

5.Want to live longer? Take up running.

No, really, running even for a little bit each day can help you live a longer and happier life. A study showed that running at slow paces and for short durations like 5 to 10 minutes substantially decreased the chances of death by preventing catching or developing diseases. Running improves cardiovascular health, decreasing your risks of strokes, heart failure, or heart attacks. Data shows that running causes a 30% reduced risk of heart disease. Running also prevents serious illnesses affecting so much of the population, like arthritis, dementia, type 2 diabetes, and many more. Also, running even in small amounts has been shown in studies to improve the longevity of life.

6.Running can help elevate your willpower.

Especially in long-term running, in which you have to push yourself harder and make yourself feel more uncomfortable for longer durations, pushing the limits gives a sense of achievement that is motivating and is shown to be helpful in increasing willpower. Also, running makes you more resilient, tenacious, and mentally strong. As they say, if you can handle getting through a few miles stretching your limits, you can get through anything. Also, running makes you goal-oriented, as you always try to reach the next goal. This can translate into other aspects of your life.

7.Running helps improve sleep and relieves insomnia.

Running does wonders for your sleep because it reduces the stress levels in your body. When you are stressed, your body produces a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol increases glucose levels and suppresses functions in flight-or-fight situations. During a run, these hormones subside or reduce, making you more relaxed and calm, which allows for a more peaceful and comfortable slumber. Also, when running, your body’s core temperature rises. When your core body temperature is high, it signals to the body it's time to be alert and awake. After your run, your body temperature will decline, cooling your core and allowing your heart rate to slow and sleep better.

8.Running can help keep your blood pressure in check.

Studies show that when you run, your arteries expand, increasing oxygen levels and making it easier for your blood to flow. Daily physical activity, in general, strengthens your heart, and running is a simple way of reducing the age of your arteries by a long time. If you struggle with high blood pressure, we recommend you start your runs slowly and gradually build up the pace. Also, as running increases your heart rate and your breathing intensifies, your heart becomes stronger and more efficient at its job, which means it can pump blood with less effort, making blood flow a bit easier on your arteries. This lowers your blood pressure naturally and effectively.

9.Daily runs can Improve your sex life.

All the more reason to take up running, that’s right, running improves the health of your heart, increasing blood flow to all the body parts. Running can increase testosterone levels and reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. In women, 20 minutes of intensive running can boost physiological arousal, and running before sex can improve libido. Studies show that regularly running increases the interest in sex in adults because it aids in improving endurance, stress relief, and increased stamina. But be warned, research suggests that overworking yourself can decrease testosterone levels in men. It is recommended to run only for moderate distance and with intensity if you want to increase your testosterone to better your overall sex life.

10.All these benefits are great but how do you actually get started?

With this list, you’ve already accomplished step one, which is the ultimate goal: getting motivated. Now, it’s time to dust off those trainers and get moving! You can kick off your daily running routine through the simple habit of walking. You don’t have to speed walk, but don’t move at a snail's pace. Take a look at your neighborhood. Are there any parks or trails nearby? Maybe you live by the water with a boardwalk? Then find a route you feel best suits you and begin walking. Get a feel for the environment that surrounds you. If the sidewalks and streets are too busy, maybe pick a more convenient and quiet route. Once you’ve found a path you’re comfortable with, start planning a reasonable workout plan. Also, remember not to get overzealous and plan a route too far from home. Give yourself a reasonable route that circles back home. This way, you don’t exhaust yourself on the path to your destination and have to drag yourself back. Once you’re comfortable with your route, aim to start running. Once you start running, you’ll get into the swing of things; you can run in bursts allowing you to build up endurance after a while. Once you’re finally able to run non-stop, you can eliminate walking breaks, focus on running longer, and add more distance to your route. If you find yourself struggling to breathe while running Remember that not all bodies can handle too much endurance. You may have a medical condition or family history of heart disease that could affect how much you should be exercising. Always consult your doctors if you have any concerns about your health, or build a running routine with a professional trainer.

Who thought that something you did as a kid for fun can be so beneficial?  

Looking for more motivation to start running? Let's keep this conversation going with a few more running related videos. Shall we? Run At Night Every Day For 1 Month, See What Happens To Your Body Or Running Daily For 30 Minutes, Will Do This To Your Body Go ahead, click one, or better yet, watch both. Are you more motivated to run? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  You Will QUIT SUGAR Forever After Watching This!
Posted by: cellhc - 09-28-2022, 03:25 AM - Forum: Health knowledge - No Replies

Sugar has a questionable reputation when it comes to our health. Sugar occurs naturally in all carbohydrate-containing foods, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. It is okay to consume complete foods that include natural sugar. Since your body breaks down these foods slowly, sugar gives your cells a steady energy supply. Eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can lower your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer. However, when you consume too much added sugar or sugar added to foods by producers to enhance flavor or lengthen shelf life, you put your health at significant risk for illness.


1.You may be asking yourself, how does sugar affect the body?

Let's start by understanding how much sugar is excessive for us. Though sugar has a bad reputation, it gives us energy and is vital to our survival. Sugars in fruits and vegetables are natural sugars we don't have to worry as much about because these foods also have fiber and calcium. Most of us consume excessive amounts of added sugar, which is frequently present in processed meals. The average American eats 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day, which is around 300 calories. Men should not eat more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day. In comparison, women should not consume more than 6 teaspoons per day. Think about the fact that one 12-ounce can of soda has about 8 teaspoons of added sugar! There goes all of your daily allowance in one gulp.

2.Now let’s delve into the dangers of consuming sugar.

No matter what you call it, sugar is always sugar. Consuming too much sugar can have adverse effects on your health. Its effects on the brain When you eat sugar, your brain makes a lot of dopamine, which makes you feel good. That's why, at 3 p.m., you might want a candy bar more than a radish or a carrot. Because entire meals, such as fruits and vegetables, do not create as much dopamine in the brain, the brain requires more and more sugar to achieve the same level of pleasure. You’ll feel more compelled to have ice cream after supper, which is difficult to resist. A candy or cookie now and then can give you a quick boost of energy, otherwise known as a “sugar high,” because they quickly raise your blood sugar levels. When your levels drop after your cells take in the sugar, you may feel jittery and anxious, known as a “sugar crash” which can cause discomfort.

3.A “sweet tooth” can cause tooth decay.

When you were 12 years old, your parents likely made you roll your eyes, but they were correct: confectionery treats can cause tooth decay. The development of cavities is from bacteria that feed on sugar left in the mouth. Dentists say that sugar is the leading cause of cavities. Even if you brush your teeth after every sweet thing you eat, you could still damage your teeth. Your joints will suffer too. Another reason not to eat candy if you have joint pain: eating a lot of sweets makes joint pain worse because they cause inflammation in the body. Also, research shows that eating or drinking sugar can make you more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis.

4.The more sugar you consume, the more your body ages.

When you have too much sugar in your blood, it binds to proteins and makes harmful molecules called "AGEs," which stands for "advanced glycation end products." Just like they sound, these molecules cause your skin to age. They hurt the collagen and elastin in your skin, which keeps your skin firm and young. Your liver will feel the effects of sugar. Fructose or high fructose corn syrup is likely in foods with a lot of added sugar. The liver breaks down fructose, and too much of it can hurt the liver, leading to Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which the liver has too much fat. A study of about 6,000 adults showed that people who drank sugary drinks every day were 60% more likely to get NAFLD than those who didn't.

5.Sugar can break your heart.

Well, not literally, but when you eat or drink too much sugar, the extra insulin in your blood can affect your arteries all over your body. It makes their walls swell up and get thicker and stiffer than usual, causing heart disease, heart failure, heart attacks, and stroke. Also, research shows that cutting back on sugar can help lower blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. In addition, those who consume at least 25% of their calories from added sugar are twice as likely to die from heart-related disease, compared to those who consume less than 10% of their calories from added sugar. Looking at the kidneys and nephrons. Having too much sugar can hurt your kidneys. The kidneys are vital in keeping your blood clean. When your blood sugar reaches a certain level, your kidneys start to get rid of the extra sugar by putting it in your urine. If you don't take care of your diabetes, it can hurt your kidneys and stop them from filtering out waste from your blood, and this can cause the kidneys to fail.

6.Weight gain from sugar.

You probably already know that the more sugar you eat, the more weight you'll gain. People who drink sugary drinks tend to be heavier and have a higher chance of getting type 2 diabetes than those who don't. One study even found that people who ate more sugar gained about 2 pounds in less than 2 months. Too much sugar can make fat cells swell up and release chemicals that make you gain weight. Sugar will cause you stress. If you are consuming too much sugar, you may feel more edgy, short-tempered, and prone to mood swings. Eating added sugar can cause inflammation, make moods worse, and cause depression symptoms. A high-sugar meal or snack without protein and fat quickly raises your blood sugar. Still, as your body rushes to process all of it, your energy levels drop, making you feel tired and irritable. Sweets and Sexual health. A high-sugar meal without protein and fat elevates your blood sugar rapidly. Still, as your body races to metabolize it, your energy levels decrease, leaving you feeling tired and angry. Your romantic relationships will suffer due to your irritability and exhaustion.

7.Even though it's not possible to avoid all added sugars, it's a good idea to read labels,  focus as much as possible on whole, unprocessed foods, and choose healthier foods.  

Let’s keep the conversation going with a couple more Sugar-related videos, shall we? Here’s what you need to know… Watch “8 Warning Signs That You Are Eating Too Much Sugar.” Or “ 13 Blood Sugar Friendly Foods?” Go ahead, click one. Or better yet, watch both and learn more about how you can control your blood sugar through your diet. Are you planning to change your diet? Let us know in the comments below… 

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