The human tongue can distinguish between four basic flavors—salty, sour, bitter and sweet, but we are naturally attracted to sweet flavors because we are primates—essentially, animals that have evolved while eating fruit. This helps explain that when it comes to sugar foods, most of us can’t get enough. While it’s
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An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,
If you struggle with a sweet tooth, you may have heard of the sugar-buster herb, gymnema sylvestre. This fascinating herb contains gymnemic acids which, when placed directly on your tongue, actually fill the sugar receptors in your taste buds, blocking your ability to taste sweetness.
Dietary Patterns Linked With Cognitive Function
Eating a healthy diet may help stave off cognitive decline, say researchers writing in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. They found that adults (mean age 67.8) who had diets similar to the Mediterranean diet or the Mediterranean-DASH diet
High sugar intake may raise your risk for several types of cancer. Learn about the link between sugar and cancer here.
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is soaring in all age groups, though it is especially prevalent in older people. And it only looks to get worse, unless Americans start losing weight. Between 1990 and 2001, there was a 62% increase in diabetes; 17 million Americans now have the disease.