As you know, I enjoy juicing. Typically, I will juice once per day and sometimes I’ll go a few days without juicing and I normally try to include more veggies than fruit. Anyway, I came across this article on the pros and cons of juicing and thought that you might find it valuable.
Juicing: How Healthy Is It?
What to know before adding fresh juice to your diet.
There’s some interesting facts in this article. One thing that I always think about is the amount of fruit that I juice. I know that fruits contain natural sugar but those calories can add up. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Do fast food restaurants offer enough healthy choices? A recent study shows that their low calorie- healthier choices outperformed the higher calorie foods. Are we beginning to see a change towards healthier living?
Healthy Menu Items Better for Business, Study Finds
Sales of low calorie items increasing despite declines in overall sales
In the midst of an obesity epidemic, low calorie items are fueling the growth of America’s biggest and baddest restaurant chains.
Lower calorie foods and beverages, and the major restaurant chains that sell more of them, outperformed less healthy alternatives in the U.S. over the past five years, according to a report released Thursday by the Hudson Institute.
I haven’t eaten at a fast food restaurant in years…. perhaps I should stop by one soon and check out the latest healthier menus available. I’m sure that I could find something nutritious to eat. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Do you mix your alcoholic beverages with diet drinks? Recent studies show that an alcoholic beverage is more potent when mixing with diet drinks instead of the more sugary substance. Sounds crazy but you may want to check out this article.
Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails
Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help delay intoxication
February 5, 2013
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) — Calorie counters, beware: Drinking diet “mixers” with alcohol intensifies the effects of the booze, according to the findings of breathalyzer tests.
Preliminary research on the use of different mixers, such as juice, soda or diet soda, suggests that diet soda might increase breath alcohol content more than higher calorie sugary beverages. Continue Reading by CLICKING HERE.
It turns out that if you want to increase the effects of alcohol you may want to mix with diet drinks and if your want to lessen the effects then mix with the more sugary substance. Those extra calories may help you out. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Do your kids eat too many candy bars from the schools vending machines? You might want to take a look at this next article. Looks like there is a proposal out to limit the amount of junk food and replace candy bars with a more healthier choice.
Granola Bars Replace Candy as U.S. Limits School Snacks
By Stephanie Armour - Feb 1, 2013 10:36 AM PT
Candy bars in school vending machines will be replaced by granola and dried fruit under a U.S. plan that sets nutrition requirements for snacks, sodas and other food sold outside of regular meals.
Perhaps introducing kids with healthier choices will decrease obesity and other related diseases. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Sunday is the big game day but can you get through Super Bowl with healthy snacks?Before sitting down and munching out you may want to take a look at some healthy snack alternatives that actually are quite tasty.
Super Bowl Party Food: What Nutritionists Serve To Keep Calories In Check
Posted: 01/30/2013 8:56 am EST | Updated: 01/31/2013 11:18 am EST
Did you take a look at this before you prepared your snacks for SUPER BOWL? There are all kinds of healthy and tasty treats that you can serve. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
The other day I posted a piece about Mediterranean eating. The study was heart healthy vs brain health. The article suggested that brain health could decrease. Here’s a UK study promoting heart healthy lifestyle via a vegetarian life style. I’m really leaning towards the heart healthy aspect.
I eat primarily vegetarian, however, I do include some fish and poultry and on a very rare occasion I’ll have a very small amount of meat. I feel good and I think that I’m pretty heart healthy. Because I eat healthy, I have energy and don’t feel sluggish. As I always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Is it difficult for you to lose weight or keep that weight off? A recent study suggests that losing weight is directly related to when you consume your largest meal. I try not to eat dinner late but sometimes you just can’t help it.
For Weight Loss Success, Think About When, Not Just What, You Eat
In the latest collaborative study, researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts University and the University of Murcia in Spain, found that the time of day you eat large meals may help to predict how many pounds you drop.
Can you relate to this? Do you feel that timing of the main meal influences weight loss effectiveness? As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Rachel here. Certainly we all know someone that has experienced hearing loss. Apparently, if left untreated, developing cognitive problems (chance of dementia etc) can increase. This article definitely caught my interest.
Listen up: Dementia linked to hearing loss
Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY8:07p.m. EST January 21, 2013
Millions of hearing-impaired older adults are more likely to suffer early memory and thinking problems than adults without hearing loss, a study out Monday finds.
Cognitive problems developed 30% to 40% faster when hearing declined to 25 decibels — mild hearing loss, according to the research online in theJAMA Internal Medicine. “That’s when you begin…… READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE.
Turns out that this effects not only the older population but also the younger generation. Pretty interesting study and it sounds like a topic that shouldn’t be taken to lightly. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Rachel here. My diet is largely Mediterranean, a lot of fruits and vegetables, nuts, olive oil amongst other things. Although this is heart healthy it hasn’t been proven as brain food. Interesting study.
Mediterranean diet may not protect the aging brain
By Andrew M. Seaman | Reuters – Thu, Jan 24, 2013
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite hopes that a Mediterranean-style diet would be as good for the head as it is for the heart, a new study among French men and women found little benefit to aging brains.
There are benefits to a Mediterranean diet but whether it feeds the brain with the proper nutrition to aid in brain health has not be determined. Since this diet provides some health benefits- I’m going to stick with it. As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.
Rachel here. Sometimes I take aspirin when I can’t fall asleep. I’ve always known that a low dosage helps prevent heart attacks and strokes but this recent article has me a bit concerned about the relationship between aspirin and eye health.
My understanding from this study is that if you regularly take aspirin, you should get regular yearly checkups with your eye specialist. Makes sense to me- As always, I look forward to your comments so please let me know your thoughts and share today’s post on Facebook.