What to Do After You've Eaten Too Much Sugar

If you downed your favorite latte and chased it with a jelly donut, chances are you’re body is punishing you for your bad choices. That's because your body goes on a physical and emotional roller coaster after having too much sugar. First, you get a surge of dopamine — the feel-good hormone — and then you drop like a piano falling from a 7-story building. That’s because as sugar floods your bloodstream, your pancreas releases insulin to control blood glucose levels. Glucose is rapidly digested and your spiked dopamine and blood sugar levels fall dramatically and quickly. Your instinct may be to eat more sugar to get another jolt of energy, but it’s important that you resist. What can you do to get off the sugar roller coaster? To stabilize your blood sugar, eat some slow-digesting protein and fiber. Great snack options are an apple and nut butter, a hard boiled egg and pistachios, or hummus and veggies. Once your body realizes that you're off the sweets roller coaster, things should return to normal.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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