High-fructose corn syrup and your health: Research roundup

High fructose corn syrup has been on the high alert list for a while now, but there is still a need for good resources that explain what HFCS is, what foods contain it and why we should be on alert for it (and avoid it!)

This article covers the what and where, and offers a great list of resources for more information. Definitely bookmark and keep handy!

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Foods That Can Trigger Anxiety

If you have anxiety, you will know that it can make you feel like you are on edge constantly. According to Beyond Blue in any one year, over 2 million Australian adults experience anxiety.

Eating the right foods will help to balance your entire body including your nervous system, which plays a large role in feelings of anxiousness. Eating certain foods can act as triggers for stress and anxiety, just like eating others can help to calm you down. Many people don’t realise this and even use the wrong foods as a way to deal with their anxiety.

What to eat, and what foods to avoid…
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The Sugar / Opioid Addiction Connection

Another look at the research on the sugar/opioid addiction connection from theconversation.com.

Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction

Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research, from our laboratory of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Guelph, suggests it could.

As North America’s opioid crisis worsens, schools across Canada are purchasing naloxone anti-overdose kits. Research suggests that risks of opioid addiction could also be addressed through attention to children’s nutrition.

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