Did you know that a recent study reports that eating animal protein increases the risk for gestational diabetes, while eating plant protein lowers it?
Shocking but true! This is now another reason to start eating healthier and wiser… Try adding nuts, seeds, beans, quinoa, brown rice and lentils to your diet, these are all packed with proteins.
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!
Did you know that drinking diet soda has been linked to depression?
Did you know that the FDA approved genetically modified salmon for human consumption?
This fish is developed by AquaBounty an American company which in my opinion, has no respect for humans or the environment. Can you imagine the damage that can be produced if these fish get into the wild and contaminate all the other fish?
We have seen the damage that all the other GMO have caused; Obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease. Please say no to GMO, please say no to GM fish, read the labels, ask the government to label these.
And remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!
Did you know that a study performed across hospitals in Canada, found that food served to patients had twice the recommended sodium levels?!
This is due to hospitals using processed foods, instead of fresh ingredients, to prepare meals.
Remember, the best way to keep adequate levels of calories, sodium and fat, is by cooking or preparing meals from fresh whole ingredients.
Eat Healthy, Be Happy!
A Plant Based Diet Reduces The Risk For Osteoporosis
Studies show that consuming a plant based diet reduces the risk for osteoporosis, on the contrary a diet high in animal products increases the risk for such.
Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and bone structure deterioration. It is estimated that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Women over the age of 50 (or post menopausal) are at increased risk. Osteoporosis is a very important health concern, since it leads to bone fractures and disability.
Over the years we have heard that to increase bone density we have to consume more dairy (due to the high calcium levels dairy contains), but now we know that dairy creates and acidic condition in the blood. The body tries to compensate this acidity by adding a buffer which is calcium and this calcium is extracted from the bones. So bone density is decreased by this constant compensation.
A plant based diet reduces this acidity so calcium stays in the bones and the density remains within healthy levels. Studies on different populations reveal that those consuming the least dairy products have much lower incidence of osteoporosis than those countries where more dairy is consumed.
Did you know that obese children are more likely to develop liver cancer as adults?
It’s amazing how a condition in your childhood has effects on your body 30, 40 or 50 years later.
Childhood is the time to create a healthy body for the rest of your life and if you didn’t do it in those years you can start today! It’s never to late and you’ll be happy you did!
Remember… Eat Healthy be Happy!