Ok, Ladies & Gentlemen. Next time you find yourself contemplating a big cookie or a piece of death by chocolate cake, think twice! We came across this article by our friends at General Electric on their blog Healthymagination on a medical study about the link between high blood sugar and colon cancer in older women. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, so this is no joke!
"Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York found that postmenopausal women with higher blood glucose levels were nearly twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer over a 12 year period as those women with lower blood glucose levels."
Are you making responsible choices when it comes to your meals and snacks throughout the day? Do you have healthy options as a backup or do you go for the vending machine sweets to fight that 2:30 feeling? You should know that these small choices have a big impact on your body. While sugar is a necessary part of your diet, too much of a good thing, in this case, can kill you. Too many sweets will trigger the release of too much insulin which can wreak havoc on your cells in the long term and can contribute to your chances of those same cells becoming cancerous and forming tumors. But don't take our word for it, read Healthymagination's blog. Here's a preview...
“Taking into account all that we know, by maintaining a healthy weight and girth, by eating a varied and balanced diet that includes lots of vegetables, grains, and fiber, and being physically active, is the best way to reduce the chances of developing a prediabetic state. This in turn will reduce the odds of developing diabetes and possibly colorectal cancer.”