Thoughtful Tuesday GOKI Readers, today comes another tip of health info courtesy of the desk calender titled: 365 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power, written by Carolyn Dean, M.D., Valentine Dmitriev, PhD., and Donna Raskin.

March 15, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

Pace Yourself

Your body converts all carbohydrates into glucose to be used as fuel or energy for the body. Glucose circulating in your bloodstream is known as blood sugar, which enters your body's cells, where it is converted to energy. Since simple carbohydrates, or simple sugars, are already in their simplest form, they go straight into the bloodstream. Complex carbohydrates require digestive enzymes to break them into glucose. Some glucose is used immediately for energy and some is stored in the liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. If you consume more calories than you need, excess glucose is also stored as fat. After you eat, the hormone insulin lowers the level of glucose in the blood by stimulating body cells to take up and store excess glucose. This helps to prevent your blood sugar from spiking too high. By monitoring the rate and volume of complex carbs you consume, you can help your body function at high capacity and prevent it from adding fat cells.  

As always, To Your Health!
 


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