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National Museum of Natural History.“The plants we found are all foods associated with early modern human diets, but we now know Neanderthals were exploiting those plants and cooking them, too.National Museum of Natural History.“The plants we found are all foods associated... more
Cinnamon – No Home Should be Without This Spice Read more: http://healthmad.com/health/cinnamon-no-home-should-be-without-this-spice/In 2007 when writing my intro to spices I found spices fascinating. Did you know a study found that the aroma of cinnamon could cause male arousal? What else can cinnamon do?In 2007 when writing my intro to spices I found spices fascinating. Did you know a... more
Healthy eating habits are not just about putting up the menu at your dining table, but it involves how you prepare a healthy meal to boost your energy, enhance memory, and boost mental alertness and active minds thereby helping you to better cope with daily stresses.Healthy eating habits are not just about putting up the menu at your dining table, but... more
I can't decide if this is a good thing or bad. The children of America do eat mostly junk and should eat healthier, but should we be giving government more direct power over what goes into their bodies at school? What do you think?I can't decide if this is a good thing or bad. The children of America do eat... more
What is more dangerous? Sugar or sugar substitutes? Health Tips, Weight Loss & Diet Tips - Awake and LivingThis sugar substitute is more deadly to dogs than chocolate! Find out what it is here and what products you use that contain it!This sugar substitute is more deadly to dogs than chocolate! Find out what it is here... more
In a significant development, an American who consumed only potatoes for two months, claims that potatoes help eliminating stones in the stomach.
:http://www.breakingnewsonline.net/health/5482-american-loses-stones-by-consuming-potatoes.htmlIn a significant development, an American who consumed only potatoes for two months,... more
A great way to improve the nutritional content of the food you feed your baby is by creating your own homemade baby food. It's healthier, easier, and more fun than you might think.
LINK : http://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2010/11/the-loving-mothers-guide-to-healthy-homemade-baby-food/A great way to improve the nutritional content of the food you feed your baby is by... more
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Success was a distant light with no hope of shining bright.
I found one 24!the only opportunity anyone would need to live life the way they want and achieve their true potential.Life was like a whirlpool ! Someone said. I could only but agree because I knew too... more
The next time you’re looking to save while eating well, try out a few of these amazingly cheap and delicious recipes.
LINK : http://www.mastersinhealthcare.com/blog/2010/recession-recipes-100-cheap-eats-that-are-still-really-healthy/The next time you’re looking to save while eating well, try out a few of these... more
These recipes will help you win the hearts and palates of even the pickiest eater and could become family favorites of kids, students and spouses alike.
Link: http://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2010/10/100-nutritious-delicious-vegetarian-recipes-for-picky-kids-husbands/These recipes will help you win the hearts and palates of even the pickiest eater and... more
Learn how to build a 6 Pac using the EXACT techniques that I have used to build mine, REPEATEDLY over the past 12 years!
http://www.stayfitbug.com/build-muscle-guide/Learn how to build a 6 Pac using the EXACT techniques that I have used to build mine,... more
List of things you probably didn't know were edible. http://homeremediesblog.com/blog/2010/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-eat-that-are-actually-good-for-you/List of things you probably didn't know were edible.... more
TORONTO — It's a meaty monster that can make even the bravest fast-food fanatic turn chicken -- and health and nutrition experts have their doubts whether Canada really is down with the Double Down.
As what is arguably the world's most infamous sandwich makes its debut north of the border, dieticians and academics hope Canadians give KFC's bunless concoction -- two slabs of seasoned fried chicken sandwiching bacon, cheese and secret sauce -- a wide berth, lest they get wider themselves.
The Double Down's 540 calories, 30 grams of fat and (ulp) 1,740 milligrams of sodium is likely to leave Canuck consumers doubled over in discomfort more than anything else, said Susan Barr, a professor of food nutrition at the University of British Columbia.
"The sodium is extraordinarily high," said Barr, who's also a fellow with the Dieticians of Canada. The average adult's daily salt intake should be closer to 1,500 mg, she added -- a threshold the Double Down exceeds in one single salty supper.
"There's almost no room to eat other food."
Excessive sodium intake over the long term contributes to high blood pressure, which in turn is considered a major risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease.
But salt content isn't the only eyebrow-raiser with the Double Down. The sandwich takes up more than a quarter of the 2,000 calories an average adult needs in a day and its fat content is nearly half a day's recommended amount in one serving.
With numbers like those, even the restaurant warns against scarfing a Double Down too often.
"We wouldn't recommend consumers eat this all the time," said Dan Howe, chief marketing officer for Yum! Restaurants Canada, which operates KFC.
"But it's an occasional indulgent eat that consumers will love.... It's everything that Canadians love from a taste perspective."
That sort of reasoning leaves a bad taste in Mary L'Abbe's mouth.
"If we use that argument for a product every day, that's contributing to our issues around obesity," said the University of Toronto professor, who's also vice-chairwoman of the Sodium Working Group, a national coalition of experts that's working to curb Canada's salt intake.
"The reality is there are very few spare calories left over ... for indulgent foods."
When it comes to indulgence, the Double Down isn't the only bad boy on the block. The Wendy's Baconator boasts 610 calories, 35 grams of fat and 1,130 mg of sodium. Meanwhile, Burger King's Triple Whopper with Cheese lives up to its name with 1,250 calories, 84 grams of fat and 1,600 mg of sodium.
"It's a really worrisome trend," said L'Abbe. But there may be a grain of goodness in all that fat and salt: the buzz around products like the Double Down may end up getting Canadians talking about issues like sodium intake.
"It's very difficult to make them choose not to consume those products, but it's even worse if they consume them without knowing."
The Double Down's debut in the U.S. last year has touched off a domino effect of overly indulgent take-out products, sort of like the extreme-sports version of fast food, said Debi Andrus, a marketing expert at the University of Calgary.
"Who in there wants to be left out of the big, juicy, meaty, high fat, high sodium choice?" Andrus said. "As soon as one starts it, then the others will look at, 'Well, what can I do to compete with that?"'
The fast food chains are tapping into a demographic that is pushing against the healthy eating trend and giving in to a product that's being unabashedly upfront about being unhealthy, Andrus added.
Of course, when it comes to Canada, where taste preferences don't move in lockstep with the U.S., the Double Down is far from a safe bet. KFC seems to agree; when the sandwich goes on sale Monday, it will only be available for a month, to see how consumers respond.
Consumer specialist Trevor Norris, a U of T professor who's written a forthcoming book on corporate social responsibility, said he believes it's time the government stopped leaving it up to the consumer entirely.
"We should be asking our government to protect us from corporations who are creating a major burden," Norris said. Corporations, he argues, should not be free to pass the burden of future health-care expenses to taxpayers if a grossly unhealthy fast food product is wildly popular.
"Is it good business to have an American corporation come in and pass on expenses to Canadians?" Norris asked.
"There'll be a huge weight placed on the public health system in Canada that we as taxpayers are going to be paying for."
http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101017/double-down-canada-101017/20101017/?hub=MontrealHomeTORONTO — It's a meaty monster that can make even the bravest fast-food... more
As a pet owner, it's your job to make sure that you've giving the animals in your care the best opportunity to eat good food, and with the right information, you can.
Link : http://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2010/09/100-expert-nutrition-tips-for-a-happy-healthy-pet/As a pet owner, it's your job to make sure that you've giving the animals in... more
Nutrition can save America.
But from what, exactly?
A NaturalNews Special Report by Mike Adams
Every day, it seems, there are more signs of the accelerating decline of the American Empire. The economy is tanking, the currency is being abandoned by other nations, health care remains a disastrous failure, unemployment is atrociously high, prisons are filled to capacity, public education is failing yet another generation of children, and the population seems to be getting more diseased with each generation.
The question, though, is why?
Why is our population so diseased? Why is unemployment so high? Why can't our kids learn well in school? Why is America losing its leadership position in the world? Why are so many jobs being offshored to other countries?
What if there were a single underlying reason that answered all these questions? As you may have guessed, there is:
Poor nutrition destroys any nation. Good nutrition saves it. And in this NaturalNews special report, you'll learn why nutrition plays such a powerful role in the rise or fall of any nation.
It's also a warning message for America: If we don't make immediate, radical changes in the available food supply -- and the marketing of foods to consumers -- we won't survive much longer as a nation. America will fall, brought down by the inevitable consequences of a nutritionally deficient, chronically diseased population.
But to understand why this is the case, you first have to see why food has such a powerful impact on everything that matters in society: Health, happiness, employment, productivity, education and even freedom. To explain all that, let's start with a lesson on poor nutrition.
Next: The consequences of poor nutrition...
Table of Contents:
2. What's a bad diet?
3. Junk food and consequences
4. The problem with medication
5. The good diet
6. Benefits of a good diet
7. What diet has America chosen?
8. Creating a strong, healthy nation
9. Food taxes and subsidies
10. Who profits from disease?
11. 12 steps to save AmericaNutrition can save America. But from what, exactly? A NaturalNews Special Report... more
Postmedia News reporter Sarah Schmidt has researched this excellent guide to the health and nutrition claims made by food companies. It is a nice companion to my recent blog about how to read Nutrition Facts labels that are required on a all packaged foods sold in Canada.Postmedia News reporter Sarah Schmidt has researched this excellent guide to the... more