Salads Gone Wrong!
Sometimes a salad is more than a salad. Sometimes it's pure sugar disguised as healthy fare. Take these three popular unhealthy choices:
Applebee's Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Ordering this is like getting caught speeding on a road with no posted speed limit signs. Everything looks free and clear. Check out those health words: Grilled! Spinach! Salad! A great example of how sugar sneaks up on us even when we think we’re eating healthy.
Nutrition: 1,000 calories,... Read More
Alpha & Omega: The First and Last.
Everyone knows that fish is supposed to be good for you. Most experts recommend at least one serving of fish each week, but that's not to say all fish is good for you. So what's the worst fish you can eat? In a report, Tilefish ranks dead last in the 25 worst fish you can eat. Why? Tilefish has the highest mercury level among all varieties of fish with 883 parts of mercury per billion. If you find a Tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico the mercury levels could reach up to 1,445 p... Read More
Diet and the Blues: Part 1
Could your diet be giving you the blues? If you're eating too much sugar, it very well could be. Researchers found, in a 2015 study of postmenopausal women, that an increase in added sugars in their diet was associated with an increased likelihood of depression. In the past, scientists weren’t sure why depression, diabetes, and dementia seemed to cluster in epidemiological studies or why having one of these health issues increases your risk for the others. But in the study,... Read More
Diet and the Blues: Part 2
Could your diet be giving you the blues? If you are eating fast food on a regular basic you might want to take a moment to consider how cheap and easy it really is. Once you factor in the changes it can make to your physical and mental well being, the true price of that cheap stuff gets steep real fast. According to a 2012 study in the journal Public Health Nutrition, people who eat fast food are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than those who don't. To clarify: W... Read More
Asthma and Exercise
Of the millions of people suffering from asthma, many report having poor control of their symptoms. Fortunately, new research shows there is a simple remedy: 30 minutes of exercise every day - all year long. People with asthma often avoid exercising but this new research shows that by exercising, even during the winter months, they can help keep their asthma in check. In a study, recently published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research, experts from Concordia University, the Hôpi... Read More
Hooray for Hollywood!
It is Saturday night. For many that means it is movie night! If you are headed out to the cinema tonight you may want to take a peak at the link below. The Today Show on NBC aired a segment on popcorn that I found very interesting…even a bit shocking. Do you know how many calories a bag of popcorn contains? Can you guess how much saturated fat comes with those whole grains?
If you can not see a movie without buying a bag of popcorn just take a moment an... Read More
Go Forth and Conquer!
We all have opportunities and challenges that come our way...some are big and some are small. Today, I face one that looks BIG! So I am going to take a deep breath and go for it.
“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” --Robert Cushing... Read More