Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

I came across this video and decided to share it with all of you. This is absolutely a must see. Yes I know its long, but believe me the information presented by Robert H. Lustig, M.D. will change how you look at sugar and its role in your body. He is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF.

Hot News: FDA Rules Trans-Fats Unsafe in Food

When I saw this article in The Wall Street Journal it made happy and its about time!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ruled for the first time that trans-fats aren’t generally considered safe in food, a sharp policy shift that could lead to banning trans-fats in baked goods and other foods.

Trans-fats, or partially hydrogenized fats or oils, are considered a potential prime factor in leading to heart attacks and strokes, and the FDA specifically said it was taking this step to protect the public health.

“While consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans-fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public-health concern,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg. “The FDA’s action today is an important step toward protecting more Americans from the potential dangers of trans-fat. Further reduction in the amount of trans-fat in the American diet could prevent an additional 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year—a critical step in the protection of Americans’ health.”

The agency said it would give food companies and other interested parties 60 days to comment on the proposed action, which it said was based on scientific data.
For more information click here FDA Says Trans Fats Aren’t Safe in Food

Mediterranean Diet: Small Changes, Healthier Lives

Studies continue to reveal the many health benefits of a Mediterranean lifestyle.
THE QUESTION Is there a diet for healthy aging? Yes there is. We have all heard about eating a diet which emphasizes fruits and vegetables, beans, peas, lentils, nuts and seeds, whole grains, healthy fats such as olive oil, salmon, can lower your risk of heart disease.
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WHAT DID THE STUDY REVEAL? Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health- collected and analyzed data from over 10,000 women, most of them were in their 50s and generally healthy. Those whose diets most resembled Mediterranean-style eating — more plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables and nuts), whole grains and fish, less red and processed meats, and moderate amounts of alcohol — had about a 40 percent greater chance of living beyond age 70 and doing so healthily than those whose diets were least like the Mediterranean. Healthy aging means having no major chronic diseases, no physical disabilities and no cognitive impairment. You can read more about this study here: Mediterranean-diet-style eating may improve health in later life

It’s never too late to change. These findings reveal that small changes have big benefits.

Here is a link on how to make this recipe: Lentil Salad with California Avocados and Cara Mia Marinated Artichokes

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