Yes to Vitamins, No to Sugar.
What’s good for the rat is good for the human? Well, not always, but, like it or not, rodents serve as a good model for people, and give us better nutritional road signs than do cell cultures sitting on a test tube.
In line with this, University of Toronto scientists recently found that baby rats whose moms receive high levels of vitamins A, D, E and K while pregnant have reduced cravings for sugar.
Wallach Files Take-Away: Since humans don’t need high levels of highly processed, super-refined sugar, potentially reducing desire for excess sugars in the diet would yield decreased risk for a number of conditions and diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. While pregnant humans must be very careful about nutrient supplementation, I do think this confirms the value of optimal nutrient consumption (and limiting sugar and starch consumption) throughout the lifespan, from infanthood into our senior years!
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