Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The not so sweet reality of our addiction to sugar.

It is no coincidence that as sugar consumption rises so do obesity and all the related deadly diseases. High fructose corn syrup is the worst of all sugars directly raising triglycerides, stored body fat, leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

In the videos below Dr Lustig, Pediatric Endrocrinologist from UCSF discusses his research showing 
how sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic.

Part One: Sugar-The Bitter Truth
Part Two: Fat Chance- Fructose 2.0