Here’s some helpful advice for those of you looking to drop a few pounds — and keep them off — as warm weather approaches. A recent article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some tips about balancing your calorie consumption.
Researchers indicate the importance of learning to determine the energy density of foods in order to eat more and stay fuller for longer on fewer calories. Energy density is defined as the calories divided by the weight of the food. Foods with low energy density tend to be those that are heavy, or dense, but not high in calories. These will keep you satisfied without the high calorie count.
The burgers at Burger King may be double-stacked, but the pigs and chickens used to produce their products won’t be. By 2017, Burger King plans to buy all its eggs and pork from cage-free facilities.
If one new children’s book makes it into your elementary-aged child’s school library, he or she may come home refusing to eat dinner because the food you have prepared has feelings too.
There are a number of myths and falsehoods being spread about salt. Here are two:
- Too much (sea) salt will cause high blood pressure (swelling), kidney problems, heart problems, etc. The opposite is true.
- We are told by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a salt-free diet is best for good health. The truth: Physicians and cardiologists in particular have brainwashed their patients against (sea) salt, but sufficient salt is necessary to good health. What is the first thing the nurse hooks you up to when you enter the hospital? A saline drip.
A new press release states: “Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight.” The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University analyzed 1,882 out of shape students who became fit. The study took place over four years.
Researchers say that there is strong scientific evidence that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits can benefit brain health.
Robert Butts of Water Cure says:
I think the following few words can do more for the health of the world than any money generating idea ever did.
It is the simple fix for 90% of all mental and health problems.
Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered yet another reason why broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are so good for you: They contain a compound called sulforaphane that provides not just one, but two ways to prevent cancer through the complex mechanism of epigenetics.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You’ve heard this saying your whole life. It’s stuck around so long because it’s true.
It can also be said that whole foods (fruits and vegetables, especially eaten raw) every day will keep the doctor away. If more Americans ate their fruits and vegetables, as their mothers told them growing up, there would be much less disease and obesity.
Science has taken nature out of healing, growing crops and nearly every other aspect of modern life, often to the detriment of health and prosperity; now, scientists want to grow your meat in a lab. Mark Post, a Dutch scientist, says that by fall he will have perfected a method of making beef from the stem cells of cows.