- 25 Oct
Candy and Digestive Health
Candy and Digestive Health
So it is that time of year again, the first of many parties are approaching. You may find festive activities at work, social gatherings or even children getting ready for Halloween. This holiday primarily focuses on sweets and candies. Are you the person passing out the candy this year or maybe you are the person the candy is being passed to? Do you think to yourself one or two pieces aren’t going hurt me? While, that may be true but here is a little something to think about.
Your body breaks down any food and drink intake into the smallest particles so that it can best absorb during the digestion process. This means that the nutritional value (if any) that is in the candy is now getting absorbed into your system weather it is good or bad. Digestion starts in the mouth and continues through the esophagus, stomach and large and small intestines until the waste are expelled through the rectum. Sugar is digested in one step in your small intestine and delivered directly into your bloodstream.
Did you know that candy is mostly made up of simple sugars that pass directly into your bloodstream? When you eat candy, your body releases a hormone called insulin from your pancreas to help the glucose pass through your tissues. Glucose is the fuel for your cells that converts into energy. Excessive glucose is stored in your liver for later use, it can also be stored as fat. When you eat excessive amounts of candy it can cause your blood sugar levels to rise too high and can lead to blood, nerve or organ damage, diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Now that doesn’t mean that eating a couple pieces will harm you as long as you don’t over indulge.
Listed below are a few healthy alternatives that may also help to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Black Licorice: Is great for digestion, eases constipation and cramping. (Look for this in your local health food store; they usually do not add a lot of chemicals.) Diabetics have also been known to use this to help balance out their blood sugar.
Peppermint candy: Did you ever get sent to the nurse’s office when you were in school for an upset stomach? Did they give you a peppermint candy? If so, this was because it has been known to help with nausea and tummy aches.
Dark Chocolate: Dark Chocolate has so many medicinal properties such as increasing blood flow to the brain, this is especially useful for older adults who may be at the risk of developing dementia, and other disorders of the brain due to decreased blood flow. This treat has been known for being rich in flavonoids and antioxidants. Why is this important? Flavonoids and antioxidants are useful because they help to control cholesterol, and reduce risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Did you know eating this could also help to prevent cavities? Research has shown that the presence of theobromine (a component in dark chocolate) helps to harden the enamel on your teeth! It is great for people who are undergoing chemotherapy because it is rich in protein and also can be a great appetite stimulate. Another added benefit of this amazing treat is it is a mood booster due to its naturally occurring endorphins and serotonin.
(Keep in mind there are risks when over indulging in anything so remember to eat all of these in moderation.)
In addition to all those wonderful choices adding A.M.P.FLORACEL ® to you diet can help reduce any digestive or blood sugars issues that may come up along the way.
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A.M.P. FLORACEL® absorbs into your intestines and flows through your bloodstream which can help distribute the nutrients throughout your body. (Every bone, muscle, gland tissue, and organ needs to absorb your nutrients properly). The healthy flora needs to thrive throughout your body and help to coat areas of the digestive tract that are infected, hurt, inflamed and/or bleeding. The healing process now can begin.
Researchers believe 90% of all diseases begin in the digestive tract due to improper digestion, absorption, and assimilation of nutrients.
In order for disorders and diseases of the digestive tract to recover, the immune system must be able to properly digest, absorb, and assimilate nutrients. Without proper absorption of essential nutrients, the immune system is unable to ward off potential diseases or battle against existing conditions. The key to a healthy digestive system and a healthy immune system is the oral ingestion of A.M.P. FLORACEL®. Start the relief today!