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Nutrition and wellness is tasteful
Exercise is a benefit to every part of the body--mind included.
Exercise makes you look better, lose weight, and lowers your risk of many chronic diseases, and slows down aging.
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces--just good food from fresh ingredients."
"If we're not willing to settle for 'junk living,' we shouldn't settle for junk food."
Food is medicine
"Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine."
"Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."
Friday, October 17, 2014
High Tech Gadgets Help Moderate Food Intake « CBS Boston
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In doing my continued research surrounding topics of health & wellness, I came upon this website called Examine.com. The reason I like this website for starters is that it is an independent
resource of supplementation and nutrition in an encyclopedia format with research conducted by reputable sources in the editing world, then reviewed by folks with nutrition degrees and doctoral degrees.
This website -- founded in 2011 -- has a primary goal to provide unbiased information to its readers regarding nutrition and more. To learn more about this website, go here.
To read up on the 10 awful nutrition myths posted by the above-mentioned website, go to the link below. See the re-cap of the 10 myths found below.
The following are 10 awful nutrition myths that have been exploited by the media.
(2) Eggs are bad for you.
(3) Red Meat causes cancer.
(4) Saturated fat is bad for you.
(5) Salt causes high blood pressure and should be avoided.
(6) Whole grain bread is better than white bread.
(7) High Fructose Corn Syrup is worse than sugar.
(8) Too much protein can cause bone and kidney damage.
(9) Vitamins from food are better than supplemented vitamins.
(10) Eating small meals throughout the day stokes your metabolic fire.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This list on the 7 World's Healthiest Foods may not encompass every single healthy food -- because let's be honest, there are many of them -- but, at least it gives a good perspective on foods that we may not even think of, right? After all, it's not just Kale or Cauliflower...
How about 8 of the World's Healthiest Spices? This list is easy enough to incorporate into one's eating plan too.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Dean Ornish, MD points out in this article that "an optimal diet is low in unhealthful carbs (both sugar and other refined carbohydrates) and low in fat (especially saturated fats and trans fats) as well as in red meat and processed foods." So what happens to all those people that stick to a diet like the Atkins diet? This diet teaches that by restricting carbohydrates and having more protein and fat is the way to go. But, then what happens if the Atkins dieter decides to eat steak, bacon, cheeseburgers, and then have butter on everything? A promotion of heart disease occurs. In fact, "it has been found that an article from the New England Journal of Medicine examined data from a study showing that high-protein, low-car diets promote coronary artery disease even if they don't increase traditional cardiac risk factors like blood pressure or cholesterol levels. A diet low in fat and ugh in unrefined carbohydrates caused the least amount of coronary artery blockages, whereas an Atkins-type diet caused the most. "
As Dr. Ornish points out in this article, eat for health, not for weight.
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Friday, October 10, 2014
The thing is with a little discipline and forward-thinking, weekends can be just as delicious and nutritious than ever before! So order in on Friday night and get that delicious pizza, but measure your own "inward strength" first by starting out with a glass of water and eating your salad first. You know yourself better than anyone else; hence, you know those trigger-go-to-comfort foods that quench that salty or sweet or both!
It is almost funny to me that I'm known by many of my friends for watching what I eat and being a "healthy" person; hence, don't eat that donut in front of her! But, what I've found is that the more I eat healthy, whole, super foods as an example, I just feel better and want to keep that feeling going.
So go ahead and enjoy that slice or two of pizza (as I do too), but mentally keep track of it and see how you feel if you overindulge and compare that to the way you felt the night before when you had broiled fish or chicken with vegetables. That may be enough to start shaping the way you approach your food intake on the weekends....
Here are a few helpful links to healthy menus for the weekdays and weekends as well as ways to deal with hunger and the use of technology to streamline home cooking.
Healthy Menus and Recipes
Top TEN Ways to deal with hunger
Using Tech to Streamline Cooking
Thursday, October 9, 2014
There are other concerns on the horizon with regard to our food -- namely, food allergens. How is it that many food allergens were not heard about or talked about as much as now? How is it that the number of people who have a food allergy is getting larger, but there is no clear answer as to why. One can learn more about the facts and statistics of food allergies by going here.
With all that said about food allergies, then why don't handheld allergen detectors exist for the "everyday joe" who is likely to suffer from a mysterious food allergy? This blog post segues into an interesting article written by Bonnie Powell, director of communications for Bon Appetit Management Company who has some thought-provoking things to say about the need for such a detector. As Ms. Powell clearly points out in the article, "That’s why few people with severe food allergies dare to eat out, and that’s why manufacturers of packaged foods are playing it safe on all their labels, with voluntary statements like “May be processed in a facility that also handles nuts/wheat/shellfish” etc. And that’s why food service providers facing the enormous responsibility of feeding everyone who has to be able to eat with them regularly — like students and corporate employees — are struggling to train kitchen staff and enact strict guidelines for ingredient labeling and communication."
To learn more, go to the article here.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Practically anyone who eats out at a restaurant feels the sense of satisfaction that the meal which they are about to eat will be a treat of indulgence. For one, the meal is seen as a "treat" simply because labor and effort were not involved in the preparation of it. To the individual who just ordered that meal, that is half the battle -- no preparation, no stress, no worries.
The thing is though, restaurants know that people lead busy lives and that time is a luxury -- a luxury that most people don't want to "squander" on in the kitchen. But, with that said, there is a price to be paid. That price? Not really knowing where that restaurant food came from -- did the food come from a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) or were the ingredients used to "spice up" that side dish even organic or real, were they synthetic or plastic or artificial -- who knows?
Today there is so much interest in knowing where our food comes from and for good reason. Have you seen or heard of our current diabetes epidemic? our obesity epidemic? our cardiovascular problems? or tremendous stress levels? All of these are the "building blocks" for major chronic diseases -- diseases that can be prevented if only food choices were chosen more carefully, wouldn't you say?