1. On Your Skin
The problem: Jowls and wrinkles may be the result of eating too many processed foods. As sugar digests, it bonds to collagen and impairs the molecule's function (a process called glycation).High-fructose corn syrup causes about 10 times more glycation than glucose, the sugar found in starches.
The solution: Rebuild collagen by eating lysine, which is found in fish, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Or get a really great wrinkle cream.
2. On Your Waistline
The problem: Fructose, which is often added to processed foods (even ostensibly healthy ones like whole-grain bread), causes energy to drop at the cellular level. "This leads to a reduced metabolic rate and increased fat storage," says Richard J. Johnson, M.D., author of The Sugar Fix. "It's why bears eat thousands of berries before they hibernate: to store fat." The solution: Starting this year, nutrition labels have to say how much sugar is added versus what occurs organically. Take a look.
3. On Your Brain
The problem: When sugar hits your stomach, the activity level of orexin (a neurotransmitter that triggers wakefulness) plummets, spiraling your brain into a fog for up to three hours. The solution: Food coma isn't inevitable: According to recent research in the journal Neuron, you can counteract it with a serving of protein. Less practical: Give yourself a 180-minute buffer before trying to be productive.[caption id="attachment_32855" align="alignnone" width="800"] You CAN stop the cycle.[/caption]
4. On Your Mood
The problem: Researchers at California State University found that people who ate approximately two dozen grams of sugar in a sitting (the average amount in a candy bar) had a quick energy spurt but an hour later reported less energy and a more stressful mood than beforehand.
The solution: Channel that rage. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is known to take down two Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies (a total of 28 grams of sugar) for breakfast every morning. He's obligated to scream a lot. And he makes nearly $7 million a year.
5. On Your Pancreas
The problem: Your daily Coke, Gatorade, or fresh-pressed juice ups your risk of developing diabetes by 26 percent, say Harvard researchers. The solution: Experts think that because sugary drinks are new (evolutionarily speaking), the brain isn't designed to register their calories, meaning you won't feel full and will likely overeat later. Drink high-electrolyte, unsweetened beverages like coconut or maple water and stay away from the -ades.
6. On Your Heart
The problem: People who get 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugar have a 275 percent higher chance of death from heart disease than those who get 10 percent or less. The solution: There isn't one—except, well, cutting back on sugar. Step away from the juice and eat a real (protein- and fat-rich) meal.
Fast, Express Shipping.
Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. While health and wellness companies are essential services, there is simply an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as individuals and hospitals need more supplies than ever before. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-5 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. You will receive the tools you need to stay safe and strong at home through this difficult time. Thanks for your support and understanding.
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.