Mar 29 2007

The Fries That Last Forever

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McDonald's FriesThis video it’s made by Morgan Spurlock of “Supersize Me!”,

You should always try to buy fresh products from the grocery store. Don’t buy Cheerios, corn flakes, canned foods, candies or any of the other foods that would still be good after a long period of time. The longer the time that food is guaranteed to be good, the unhealthy the product is.

If you cannot buy fresh food and you cannot keep away from junk food, at least you should try to avoid McDonald’s French fries. Watch this and be shocked! (more…)



Mar 28 2007

Too Many Sugar Ads For Kids

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Rocher ChocolateThe largest study ever done on TV ads aimed at kids finds children of all ages are being pummeled with commercials for candy, snacks and sugary cereals.

Children 8 to 12 years old watch the most — an average of 21 food ads a day, or more than 7,600 a year, according to the study, released by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation and conducted with researchers at Indiana University.

The news comes at a time when there is growing concern over food marketing’s impact on the childhood obesity crisis. Currently, about a third of the nation’s children and teens in the USA — about 25 million kids (more…)

Mar 28 2007

The Food With Something Extra – Functional Food

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Functional FoodFunctional food is a relatively new term in the area of nutrition but it is gaining interest among nutritionists and consumers alike.

The term functional food is defined by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board as “any food or food ingredient that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains.”

Some of the naturally-occurring chemicals or components that provide the health benefits of functional foods are referred to as phytochemicals. Studies are still being conducted to determine the exact role of these food components in disease prevention.

Functional foods have been associated with the prevention and/or treatment of the four leading causes of death in the US, which are:

Mar 27 2007

Healthy Pizza

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PizzaThe amount of antioxidants in pizza dough can be increased, according to a new study, by using whole-grain wheat, along with letting the dough ferment longer and baking it longer and at hotter temperatures.

Food chemistry researcher Jeffrey Moore and his team at the University of Maryland conducted a study to see if they could increase levels of antioxidants in dough and they were especially interested in pizza dough because of pizza’s popularity in American society.

The team cooked whole-grain pizza dough made from two different types of wheat. Whole-grain wheat contains bran and endosperm (more…)

Mar 26 2007

Poor Digestion Can Make You Fat

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Poor DigestionDigestive problems are wide spread. According to Elizabeth Lipski, C.C.N., except for the common cold, digestive problems are the most common reason people seek medical advice.

Poor digestion leads to build up of toxins, which can cause:

  • low energy levels,
  • lethargy,
  • abdominal pain,
  • allergic symptoms,
  • belching,
  • a bloated feeling,
  • a burning sensation after eating,
  • chronic bowel irritation,
  • chronic fatigue, (more…)
Mar 26 2007

The Fruit Ring

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The Fruit Ring“The Ring” is an unusual fruit bowl made of porcelain designed by Joung Myung Lee from Germany. It is not placed on a dining table, but hangs on the wall. The concept is between art and design. Just hang it on an accessible wall and fill the bowl with your favorite fruits.

The openings on the top and bottom will help you reach the fruit, while the openings on the sides will help you know the level of fruits remaining in the bowl. The best part about this fruit bowl is that it helps you save a lot of space, especially if you have a small kitchen like I do.

The ring is an useful design object, shape and openings are a new and (more…)

Mar 23 2007

20 Easy Ways To Stop Snacking

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SnaksAbout 2 months ago I found out that snacking was one of the important reasons I was not losing weight at a normal rate, even though I was on diet. I was very frustrated because I though my diet was ok, so there must be something wrong with my metabolism. It turned out I was snacking for about 500 calories/day. This is almost 1/2 of my daily calorie intake while being on a diet. Since I started the cut down calorie plan I’m very careful with what I eat and now I can see the difference.

Here is what you can do to avoid snacking:

  1. be prepared: Don’t let a snack attack take you by surprise (more…)
Mar 21 2007

Diet Piggy

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Diet PiggyAre you trying to lose weight this year, or at least to cut back on snacking? Do you find yourself too often in the kitchen checking “what’s new” in the fridge or in the cupboard? One easy way to stay away from the kitchen is to keep yourself busy.

Finding things to do outside the house or moving in the office during work hours will keep you from getting bored and will hopefully prevent you from “checking” the fridge too often.

However, for a little bit of extra motivation, you might want to consider a little help from your diet friend: The Diet Piggy. It is a small plastic reminder (more…)

Mar 20 2007

Fad Diets Throughout the Years

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Time DietAmerican Dietetic Association has recently published on their official web site the fad diets list throughout the years.

  • 1820 – Vinegar and Water Diet – Made popular by Lord Byron, it says to take one, two or three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water before every meal
  • 1825 - Low Carbohydrate Diet – First appeared in The Physiology of Taste by Jean Brillat-Savarin
  • 1830 – Graham’s Diet – Only legacy: Invented Graham crackers (more…)
Mar 19 2007

The Bad, The Good And The Dark

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Dark ChocolateCan chocolate really protect your heart (like many studies show) and fit into a weight-loss program? Well, yes, but not all chocolate is the same.

If you’re one of the dieters that cannot live without chocolate, go for the purest dark chocolate you can find. That’s the kind loaded with flavonoids — antioxidant chemicals that help prevent cell damage, reduce clot formation and improve blood sugar levels. The cacao plant, which is what chocolate is made from, contains the same antioxidants — including catechins and phenols — found in red wine, apples, onions and grapes. Stay away from the milk chocolate or the chocolate with stuffing. This types of chocolate have more calories than the dark one.
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