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Why does sugar have to taste so good and not be so good for us?  I’ve heard that long ago, before the invention of processed food, when people ate what nature provided, that one way of telling if something was safe to eat was if it tasted sweet.  While this may have kept humans alive centuries ago, today it is creating quite a health crisis.  

Excessive sugar intake can cause significant weight gain, lead to type 2 diabetes, and contribute to metabolic syndrome. The empty calories in sugar don’t provide any nutritional benefit, often leaving us feeling unsatisfied and wanting to eat more.

Now that summer is here, so are sweet summer fruits!  Peaches, nectarines, watermelon, berries, kiwi, melons, plums, cherries, apricots…  Okay, they may not always satisfy that craving, but I think this is what nature intended in the sweets department. So the next time you are craving something sweet have a piece of fruit.  By adding one or two servings of fruit to your daily eating, you can change your taste buds over time, and one day you may find that your cravings for sweets will be satisfied by fruit. 

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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