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Valentine's Day Sugar High Letdown


I don't need a "day" to eat too much sugar.  But, I bet there are a lot of you out there who are not used to eating sugar and are feeling a bit queasy (or maybe it has something to do with all the different strains of viruses going around.)  I actually just read that there is no such thing as a sugar high; that it is a myth.  And, they say, if you actually feel anything remotely close to the affects of a sugar high, it is considered a placebo affect.   Everyone is supposed to have some sugar (glucose)  in their body.  The problem is when you have too much.  Gone are the days of blaming sugar for your child's hyperactivity.  Even though Valentine's Day is over, what you experienced yesterday doesn't change today:  the love of your family and friends.

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