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Good health by Kate Cook, Infinite Ideas

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3. Vital energy

We need an endless supply of energy to do everything we need and want to do in our lives, yet we’re often overwhelmed by a desire to have a swift forty winks.

Have you ever felt like curling up under your desk and spending the afternoon snoozing? Or been in serious need of matchsticks to prop your eyelids open? And do you ever wonder why this always seems to happen in the middle of a vital meeting, despite three cups of coffee?

The energy equation

We need sugar (glucose) to fire our system. It’s the fuel that gives us our energy. However, too much is deemed by our body to be dangerous (think of diabetics).

We obtain this fuel largely from our food. A hormone called insulin specifically lowers these blood sugar levels and adjusts ...

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