Change Your Food Choices: When hunger sets in, we crave salty and oily foods. To stay satiated and eat less, have slow digestive protein-rich foods such as lean chicken, turkey, soy-based products and beans.

Everyday table sugar, and the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in processed foods like soda and muesli, both contain almost the same amount of glucose and fructose. However, they have different effects on the body.

A study conducted by the University of Utah involved female mice, who were fed a diet containing 25 percent of calories from added fructose and glucose carbohydrates known as monosaccharides that are found in corn syrup. These mice died at a rate 1.87 times higher than the ones who were given a diet with added sugar. Moreover, the first batch of mice produced 26.4 percent fewer offspring than their counterparts.

The study suggests humans, especially women, could also face the ill- effects of consuming food products loaded with HFCS. They should try to keep their packaged and junk food intake to a minimum.

Source: Reuters

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.