TAG | Poor Diet
Every month Delicious Living magazine is read by over 1 million health enthusiasts, and every year the magazine celebrates select supplement formulas with their annual supplement awards. The awards are given out based on formula innovation, safety, purity, and efficacy—all hallmarks of ReNew Life’s supplement mission.
We are so pleased to announce that two ReNew Life products were among the 2013 award winners! The contenders are nominated from across the country and chosen from a pool of hundreds by Delicious Living’s researchers and expert editorial team. It’s quite an honor to receive an award. Here are our winners:
Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega – Omega-3 Excellence
Super Critical Omega stood out in this competitive category thanks to its high omega-3 concentration at 1,125mg omega-3 per softgel. That’s a lotof omega-3 in each softgel, eliminating the need to take a handful of capsules daily to meet your omega-3 needs. Plus, Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega is the advanced digestion fish oil with added lipase that helps break down oils and enteric coating to prevent fishy burping. Oh, and did we mention it’s also enhanced with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3?
IntestiNEW – Top honors in Best Digestive Health category
This unique digestive care product targets an often missed, and very important, area of digestive health—the intestinal lining. Herbs plus L-glutamine and NAG work together to help soothe support the intestinal lining, which can become irritated with poor diet and medications, and promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. ǂ The intestines are an important point of contact between what passes through (food and waste) and what gets absorbed. The integrity of the intestinal lining helps determine immune health and total-body health. IntestiNEW helps support your essential gut defense system. ǂ
Brenda Watson’s acclaimed Heart of Perfect Health PBS health exposé is airing throughout March on PBS stations nationwide and in it she talks sugar. Most of us don’t link heart and cardiovascular disease risk to our sugar intake, but it turns out that blood sugar levels affect far more than just your risk of diabetes.
High blood sugar is a major sign of the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other conditions. This risk factor is silent, causes no pain, and most people have no idea if it’s happening to them or not. It’s called silent inflammation and it starts in the gut.
The two types of inflammation:
- Acute inflammation happens when you smash your finger and blood flow rushes to the site, healing the injury.
- Silent inflammation happens internally and often originates in the gut as a result of a leaky gut, or intestines that have become too permeable due to a poor diet, lack of gut-healing nutrients, stress, and other factors. Silent inflammation does not heal itself. You can’t feel silent inflammation or see it.
The signs of silent inflammation include high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. High blood sugar makes blood vessels stiff and weak, increases blood pressure and harmful cholesterol, weakens immunity and digestion, and causes weight gain. Most importantly high blood sugar is a major preventable risk factor for heart disease, yet very few of us are checking our fasting blood sugar levels regularly.
How Much Sugar Should I Eat?
The best way to begin lowering your fasting blood sugar/glucose levels is to monitor your daily sugar intake. Your fasting blood sugar should be no higher than 85 and you should be consuming no more than 10 teaspoon of sugar each day. That’s total sugars, including the pastas and breads you eat that are converted to sugar. You may be surprised to learn that many of us are consuming over 37 teaspoons of sugar daily!
Packaged foods are labeled according to grams of sugar and carbohydrates, not teaspoons. Use this quick sugar conversion formula to find out exactly how much true sugar is in your food:
Total grams of carbs – Total grams of fiber ------------------------------------------------ = Total teaspoons of sugar 5
That’s the total grams of carbs minus the total grams of fiber listed in the nutrition facts, all divided by 5. This will give you the total teaspoons of sugar in a serving of that food. It’s important to take the total grams of carbs, not total grams of sugar when you are doing your conversion. That way, you are taking into account the sugars that break down from carbohydrates in addition to sugars themselves.