Wednesday, 23 February 2011 01:35
Everyone knows the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but I think bananas are pretty fantastic fruits too.
Friday, 18 February 2011 02:26
Did you know that food manufacturers must pay for each of their foods to be certified by the American Heart Association? This is why the AHA logo appears on some products but not on others, even if both meet the guidelines.
In 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reported the AHA charging these fees per product: $7,500 for 1-9 products, $6,750 for 10-24 products and $5,940 for 25-99 products in their first year. To renew in subsequent years, the prices were $4,500, $4,050, and $3,570 respectively. It’s easy to see how....
Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:35
Eating healthy does NOT mean that you are destined to never eat fat or baked goods again. It does NOT mean that you will subject yourself to bland food and an over-abundance of chicken and asparagus for the rest of your life.
Eating healthy DOES mean that your mind will be sharper and your body stronger. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and many other health issues.
How do you do this? It's pretty simple if you take small steps. Click here and scroll to page 9 to learn how.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:45
Here goes... Did you realize that when you eat a typical meal at a Fast Food joint, that you are basically eating almost entirely CORN (genetically modified corn too) ... and no, there is really NOTHING healthy about eating almost all of your calories from corn!
Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:14
The standard is egg protein with a BV rating of 100. All others are either rated above or below it. For instance, milk protein has a BV of 85 and beef protein is rated at 75. Whey protein supplements can be rated as high as 159, with whey protein isolate being the highest and whey protein concentrate just a little higher than egg protein.
Saturday, 23 October 2010 15:14
Trans Fatty Acids or TFAs are not good for you. Reputable studies have repeatedly recommended that you reduce your intake of these. But why?
One reason is because they increase your LDL levels (bad cholesterol) which mean that the walls of your arteries get more and more build up inside of them, leading to heart attacks and strokes. However, it is sometimes confusing to know if the foods you are eating have TFAs.
Let's use a commonly bought item - Chips Ahoy chocolate chips cookies as an example. You can see that .....
Monday, 11 October 2010 23:05
I grew up drinking a lot of Kool Aid. Red punch was my favorite. Remember Kool Aid Man, the overgrown pitcher of red Kool Aid, that would bust through walls and say "OH YEAH!"? Ah...good times.
For whatever reason though, I didn't like any soft drink. Not coke, pepsi, mt. dew, sprite, root beer, none of them. That might be a good thing now, considering how much they contribute to the overweight and obesity problem that is plaguing 2/3 of the population in the United States. The number of children and teenagers who are overweight is the largest it has ever been. But, it's easy to think that statistics.....
Saturday, 02 October 2010 01:46
I admit it....many of my blogs and posts are related to fat-laden foods, "hidden" calories, and misleading food labels. Food manufacturers are starting to feel the wrath of the FDA as it slowly begins to monitor their actions more closely and take action. The media is....
Sunday, 26 September 2010 20:48
Personally, I like peanut butter on a banana. But here is a peanut butter recipe you might enjoy.
Be sure to check out the other tasty and healthy recipes too!