Be Your Best Self: Avoid Simple Carbs



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Simple carbohydrates cause insulin imbalances, weight gain, and lack of energy. They also take a toll on the immune system. WellnessFX practitioners Karen Graham and Dr. Ross Pelton both warn that a moderate dose of sugar suppresses the immune system for 5-6 hours, lowering the body’s ability to fight off infection. A sugary treat before shaking hands with a co-worker, for example, could ruin the whole week!

The trick to overcoming your sweet tooth is to find low-glycemic foods that taste great, like the sweet potato.

The following recipe from Ashley Tudor, author of Sweet Potato Power, is a delicious appetizer without the simple carbs.


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