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How sugar affects your body

We all know sugar tastes good and it’s hard to stop at just a small sample of anything deliciously sweet.  But are you addicted?  It’s certainly possible, as sugar activates opiate receptors in your brain to make you feel good emotionally, even if only in the short term.  But once the sugar high wears off, you can be headed for an energy crash, headaches and fluctuating hormones which becomes a vicious cycle as you reach for the next quick ‘pick me up’.  There are clear benefits of quitting sugar on performance for athletes, so it’s time to get real and look at what happens to your body when you give sugar the flick for good.   

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What are the signs of dehydration in kids?

It is important to know the signs of dehydration in kids and to respond quickly when your child has these symptoms. In this article we will explain the signs of dehydration you need to be aware of, plus one simple trick to check for dehydration yourself. We will also look at the best ways to rehydrate children and teens, depending on the severity and cause of dehydration.

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The best way to rehydrate

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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Which sugars are good for you?

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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