Tag Archives: eating healthy

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!

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!

New Dietary Recommendations 

1 Jun

Forget Cholesterol, Cut Sugar Consumption 


New Dietary guidelines say to forget cholesterol, instead, cut sugar out. No link has been found between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. But a significant link was found between sugar and heart disease. The recommendations are to limit sugar to 10% of calories consumed per day, I would try to aim for less than this. 

Eating a plant based diet and avoiding consumption of processed foods is the healthiest way to go.
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Obesity Facts

1 Feb

Did you know that? :

  • There are more than 500 million obese people worldwide
  • Obesity is considered an epidemic
  • Obesity rates have now more than doubled since 1980
  • 43 million children were obese in 2010
  • The U.S. is the most obese country in the world at 33% of the population, followed by Mexico at 24.2%
  • I found an interesting fact: 27 out of the 28 countries listed as the most obese countries in the World have at least 3 McDonald’s restaurants (the only one missing is Iceland which did have 3 McDonald’s until 2009)
  • The countries with the highest consumption of soft drinks are exactly the countries with the highest obesity rates!
  • Some of the consequences of obesity are: cardiovascular disease, infertility, stroke, diabetes, depression, cancer, sleep apnea, chronic renal failure and the list goes on and on…

BUT the BEST part of all is:

  • Obesity and overweight can both be prevented by eating healthy!
  • This means: no junk food and  lots of organic, fresh, natural food.

Remember… “You are what you eat”

 Eat healthy be happy…