Picture this: a white substance that is capable of changing the way you feel, think, and behave. Did you picture heroin, cocaine, or pharmaceutical drugs?
The substance I speak of is much more common than these drugs. It’s so common, in fact, that it can be found in every pantry and fridge in America.
Perhaps you think that the comparison between sugar and street drugs is a mere exaggeration, and you wouldn’t be alone. There was relatively little research on the addictiveness of sugar up until the 1970s.
Sugar may have escaped public scrutiny due to its lack of immediate effects. While overconsumption of alcohol produces noticeable immediate effects such as slurred speech and flushed skin, sugar consumption usually goes unnoticed. It is only later that the long-term effects are felt.
As you may know, daily vitamins and minerals are a necessary part of care and maintenance after having gastric bypass surgery. The body’s digestive processes have been altered, and your body becomes less capable of absorbing necessary nutrients from food. To maintain proper nutrition and function after you’ve had bariatric surgery, you will need to […]
This week we are continuing the vitamin series with one of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is a very important micronutrient to keep an eye on throughout your bariatric surgery journey. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in patients following bariatric surgery. In this article, we are […]
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