Displaying items by tag: September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 01:01
I need my coffee every day! Is this bad?
Coffee offsets some of the damage caused by other vices such as drinking and smoking. And it’s also suggested that coffee could protect against Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Why? Well, some of it remains a mystery, but all indications point to its antioxidants, magnesium, and caffeine.
As with everything, moderation is the key, and too much can increase nervousness, hand trembling, and cause rapid heartbeat. In some people it may also raise cholesterol levels or contribute to artery clogging, but the recent large studies show no significant adverse affect on most healthy people.
This is good news for the 108 million Americans who drink coffee each morning. Just be sure to watch the added calories from the sugar and cream!
Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:27
Fruit is good for you!
However, like all other food, if it is the only food you eat, you won't fulfill your daily needs. For instance, I don't recommend following the "grapefruit diet" or even an "apple diet." Nutritionally though, fruit is strong. It has vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, and is fat free.
It also has a low glycemic carbohydrate index so it delivers sugar slowly into the bloodstream, instead of the sugar spike that many processed foods give you. Because of this, it is a good pre-workout snack. It is still generally high in sugar though, so you should keep this in mind.
The possibilities are almost endless so enjoy a serving of fruit every day!
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 23:07
Food stamps for fast food? REALLY?!!! Who's brilliant idea is this?
They also include a 2008 study that they conducted to look at the food stamp program and obesity. They concluded that "Results from reviewed studies indicate that for most participants in the Food Stamp Program—children, nonelderly men, and the elderly—use of food stamp benefits does not result in an increase in either Body Mass Index (BMI) or the likelihood of being overweight or obese. However, for nonelderly women, who account for 28 percent of the food stamp caseload, some evidence suggests that participation in the Food Stamp Program may increase BMI and the probability of obesity." Just wait til the children, nonelderly men, and the elderly start eating McDonald's every day! Have you seen Supersize Me? I think they should extend this study to include the cost of health costs!