Archives for Diet

Super Size Me?

by Louise May 18th, 2008 | Diet
If you like eating at fast food restaurants, but want to get out of that habit, I'd recommend watching Super Size Me. Super Size Me is a movie created by and starring Morgan Spurlock. It is an account of what happens to him when he decides to eat solely from the McDonald's menu for 30 days. In addition to that, if a worker asked him if he'd like to "Super Size" his meal, he forced himself to say, "Yes."

Morgan is monitored by a group of doctors/experts ( a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, general practitioner, personal trainer, and nutritionist) who will track the
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Asthma Cured By Hard Liquor??

by TK May 16th, 2008 | Diet, Diseases
In our sister publication, Parched No More, LJ Dovichi wrote a great article about how a cure for asthma is a shot of hard liquor. So, if you're an asthmatic, you may want to get a shot of tequila, rum, or scotch to snap out of your attack.
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Saturated, Unsaturated, Trans, Oh My!

by Louise March 28th, 2008 | Diet
First of all, fat is an essential part of your diet. It is recommended that about 30% of your calorie intake come from fat. Be careful when you look at that number. Do not mistake it to mean that 30% of the food you eat can be fat. One gram of fat is equal to more than double one gram of protein or carbohydrates. (If you're wondering what percentage of the amount of food you eat can be fat, that number is around 15%.) What matters most is the type of fat. There are "good" fats and "bad" fats.

Trans fat
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Less Salt Equals Healthier Kids

by MPK February 21st, 2008 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition
If you are under the age of 18, don't let Mom or Dad read this article!  Otherwise it will be time to say goodbye to french fries, corn chips, and any other flavorful salty treat.  Plus, all of your favorite sweetened sodas could be a thing of the past.

It has been well documented that reducing salt in an adult's diet is a healthy choice.  Similarly, a lower salt diet is important for children.  According to a study by He, Marrero, and MacGregor, reducing the amount of salt in a child's diet will  reduce the amount of sugary soft drinks
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Eat Less, Live Longer

by Chris February 16th, 2008 | Aging, Diet
One of the hottest theories in the world of health these days is calorie restriction. Simply put, there is a growing body of research to suggest that the best way to live a long and healthy life is to simply to eat less. No need for special diet foods or fancy exercise equipment (though a Needak folding rebounder is great for exercising)--just say no to food.

In numerous animal studies, cutting calorie intake by 20-30% has dramatically extended lifespans. Whether you're a worm, a mouse, or a monkey, eating less can extend your lifespan by 50% and keep you physiologically younger
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