Did You Know?… Fruits and Cardiovascular Disease 

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Did you know that the more fruits you consume, the lower the risk you have for cardiovascular disease?

Once again, it has been proved with a study done in China, with more than 500,000 people, where the results show that adults with a higher level of fruit consumption had lower blood pressure and lower blood glucose, which in turn, lowers their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Remember… Eat Healthy, be Happy!

Cancer and Obesity 

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There is growing evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for developing certain types of cancer like endometrial, thyroid, ovarian, esophageal, multiple myeloma and lymphoma. 

Maternal obesity has recently shown to be a factor in increased cancer in their offspring. There is a clear link between maternal obesity and breast cancer in offspring.

Obesity increases risk of breast cancer in mother’s, but it also increases mortality and recurrence.

This is yet another reason to start eating healthy, not only to prevent cancer for ourselves, but for our children as well.
Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!

Say no to High Fat, High Sugar Diets!

10 Nov

  
High fat and high sugar diets have been linked to a higher risk of acute coronary heart disease. The research shows that this risk is 50% higher in people consuming these diets, than in people consuming a plant based diet.

High fat and high sugar diets have also been linked to increased insulin which can increase risk for diabetes

The easiest way to have a healthy body is to have a healthy diet. Like Michael Pollan puts it: ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.’

Eat Healthy Be Happy!

Did You Know?… About Brain Health

2 Nov

  
Did you know that a Western diet high in saturated fat can shrink the brain?

A study in Australia shows how the brain of people consuming an unhealthy diet, characterized of meat, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and soft drinks, showed a decrease in volume versus the brain of people consuming a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, grilled fish and salad.

This ‘brain shrinkage’ is associated with neurodegenerative disorders, depression, impaired learning and memory.

The good news is that if you eat a healthy diet, you can promote the growth of new neurons and have a healthy brain and life.
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Finally! Red and Processed Meats Linked to Cancer

28 Oct

  

The WHO (World Health Organization) published that eating red and processed meats like bacon, sausages and cold cuts are linked to increased risk of colon and stomach cancer. 

It’s a huge step that the WHO has finally published something like this. As we have been saying and as Dr. Colin Campbell published, animal protein has been found, again and again, to be a huge factor in the development of different types of cancer in humans. 

The first step to eating a healthier diet is cut out red and processed meats and dairy, add as many fruits and vegetables as you can and introduce healthy whole grains and legumes like brown rice, quinoa, beans and lentils.
Remember… Eat healthy, Be Happy!

More About Me…

18 Jun

  
This is a link to an interview by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It explains a little more of who I am and why I’m working in changing the way people eat. 

http://www.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/10/health-coaching-goes-global 

Eat Healthy, Be Happy! 

Chocolate Makes You Healthier!

18 Jun

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A new study reveals that people who eat chocolate have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. It also proves that the more chocolate, the better. The group who consumed more chocolate, were the ones found to have a lower risk.

You can add cacao nibs to smoothies or eat dark chocolate. That way you stay away from sugar and other processed unhealthy ingredients.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!