Sugar Health Effects: Is Refined Sugar Bad For You?

Sugar Health Effects: Is Refined Sugar Bad For You?

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In summary- we crave sugar since it is soothing to us.

Too much of it, especially processed sugar can raise our triglyceride levels.

I guess I am going to have to slow down on my Ben and Jerry ice cream addition. I don’t want high triglycerides and high cholesterol.

Do you realize that a glass of orange juice has about 22-27 grams of refined sugar since it is processed.

I advocate having the fruit with the fiber- the orange itself. That is one way to decrease the high intake of sugar.


Portion sizes keep growing and growing.

I had the bigger one this week at a weekly lecture which provides these treats.

I had the bigger one this week at a weekly lecture which provides these treats.

When eating out- share a meal- because portion sizes have grown
Last week, I went out for Chinese food and the beef and onions was enough for 4 people
Later in the week, we went out for falafel and they put at least 6 falafel balls in a large laffa bread with eggplant and onions, Israeli salad and hummus.
That was way too much- and needs to be shared.
When going to an event where foods like the above cookies are served. Try to eat in moderation

Screen time for TV, computers, smartphones and Obesity

Screen time and obesity

There is a definite relation between screen time on TV and obesity as well as between videos, computers and obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests no more than two hours a day of screen time. 

Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children’s attention. Information on this page can help parents understand the impact media has in our children’s lives, while offering tips on managing time spent with various media. The AAP has recommendations for parents and pediatricians.

Today’s children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices. To help kids make wise media choices, parents should monitor their media diet. Parents can make use of established ratings systems for shows, movies and games to avoid inappropriate content, such as violence, explicit sexual content or glorified tobacco and alcohol use.

Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity. In addition, the Internet and cell phones can provide platforms for illicit and risky behaviors.

By limiting screen time and offering educational media and non-electronic formats such as books, newspapers and board games, and watching television with their children, parents can help guide their children’s media experience. Putting questionable content into context and teaching kids about advertising contributes to their media literacy.

The AAP recommends that parents establish “screen-free” zones at home by making sure there are no televisions, computers or video games in children’s bedrooms, and by turning off the TV during dinner. Children and teens should engage with entertainment media for no more than one or two hours per day, and that should be high-quality content. It is important for kids to spend time on outdoor play, reading, hobbies, and using their imaginations in free play.

Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child’s brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.

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Celiac = What to eat–Diet

If you have celiac or have had it for a while, consider that one autoimmune disease ( such as celiac) can cause another one to occur- such as diabetes, crohn’s, and thyroid issues. If you are following a gluten free diet and not improving- consider other autoimmune conditions.


Whats in a NAME?

Tom was invited to his friend’s house for dinner. He found that his buddy called his wife every cute name in the book: honey, darling, sweetheart, pumpkin, and baby.

When she was in the kitchen, he leaned over to his friend and said, “I think it’s nice you still call your wife all those pet names.” “To tell you the truth,” his friend said, “I forgot her name abut three years ago.”

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Check Out this Medical Video of Nutritional Items

Dr Martin D. Fried’s is a Nutrition Physician Specialist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Weight issues, celiac, food intolerances, autism, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue, anemia, hypertension, heartburn, high cholesterol, and cancer. He also offers healthy tips for eating out, eating on the run, vegetarian diets. He performs body composition analysis and sets up specialized individual programs. He is also an artist, toy train enthusiast and has a tropical fish tank in his office. He also works with Chronic Fatigue syndrome, food allergies, overweight, healthy eating- See the video below