November 28, 2017
Updated 6mo ago
The holiday season means Jingle Bells is on the radio, shopping is on the agenda, and plenty of sweets are on the menu. Popular Science's Claire Maldarelli joins us to reveal the healthiest ways to eat sweets. While it's impossible to achieve a truly sugar-free diet, she's got some helpful tips on how and when to manage your glucose intake. Maldarelli says it's a good idea to pair your sugary meals with protein. By eating them together, the body is able to regulate insulin levels more efficiently. She also explains why saving your sugar intake until the end of a meal can help you lead a healthier life. Then, we discuss a recent report that found which types of alcohol cause which emotions. Maldarelli sheds light on why certain kinds of drinks, such as red wine, make people feel more relaxed. She also explains which kind of drink makes people feel the least "sexy."