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We all know that soft drinks are not healthy but did you know they account for 1/3 of the sugar in the average American’s diet? That’s a lot of sugar. Too much sugar is not good for anyone. If you’re a soft drink junkie try and cut your habit in half for a week and see how you feel. Replace that sugar craving with a stick of sugar-free gum!
Ever wonder what BPA-free means on the front of your favorite canned foods? BPA is a chemical (similar to estrogen) that is used to line the inside of metal cans. Look for labels that state BPA-free especially on canned foods that contain high acid type foods such as tomatoes or citrus, because they can cause BPA to leak into the contents of the can.
Eat Smart Age Smart health junkie is at it again, investigating outside factors that can be making you fat! According to Women’s Health Magazine, scented items such as makeup, hair care and household cleaners contain chemicals called phthalates, that keep the scent fresher longer. Overexposure to phthalates has been linked to being overweight. When shopping look for phthalate free on the label to keep your family healthy and thin.
Are grapes good for your health?
Paying attention to the fruit that comes served on the side of your breakfast just might save your life. We all know that grapes contain the coveted antioxidant Resveratrol, but they also have many essential vitamins. Grapes have very high levels of Manganese (healthy bone health), Vitamin K (blood clotting, bone health and anti-inflammatory) and Vitamin C (beneficial against hypertension and aids in immunity). So eat your fruit!
Hydrate with Lemon Water
Even though it’s September it’s still HOT in many areas of the country! A great way to hydrate is to add lemon to water and drink it throughout the day. Lemon helps to hydrate the body from within and gives water a little extra kick! SO squeeze and drink up!
How to Increase the Intensity of Your Workou
If you’re looking to increase the level, speed or intensity of your workout, try adding a friend. Talk to your girlfriends or someone you may know form your local gym and make a plan to workout together. Working out in pairs will push you to try harder, go faster and maybe even add some healthy competition! According to a study done at Michigan State University, women who worked out with an exercise partner who was more experienced, tended to last twice as long as opposed to working out alone. Meaning, if you are running 2 miles on your own and you add a running partner who is more advanced than you, you will be averaging 4 miles each workout. Working out together is also a great time to catch up or become better friends with someone. Making a plan to train for something, like a 5k, 10k or even a marathon can be a wonderful bonding experience as well as an amazing way to get into the best shape of your life!
Mercury Levels on the Rise
Many Americans are finding out that their mercury levels are high. High levels of mercury over a lifespan can cause brain damage, vision impairment, muscle weakness, memory loss and mental disturbance. This has been linked to eating too much tuna and other types of seafood high in mercury.
So, what do you do if you love tuna? First things first, get your mercury levels down. Eating green leafy vegetables can help. Chlorophyll (found in these veggies) is the best way to detoxify the liver. Wheat grass is another one to try-most health food store juice bars now serve this up in a shot glass. As for giving up the tuna sushi and sandwiches-substitute salmon in your spicy tuna roll and canned salmon on your sandwich. Bon Appetite!
Quinoa Fried Chicken
Let’s face it fried chicken is delicious-but not so good for the waistline or the heart! Instead of making traditional fried chicken with flour or corn flakes, try using quinoa as the breading. Quinoa is a grain that is an amino acid-rich (protein). Quinoa also contains Maganese, which makes up a part of the super antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase, that helps to ward off free radicals! You can find Quinoa in any grocery store and it is becoming more popular on menus. Just dip the chicken in egg whites and roll into quinoa. Bake for at least 25-30 minutes(until crispy) and serve with a side of greens! You will have a delicious, healthy meal!« Previous Articles