February is American Heart Month. It’s a time to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, the number one killer in the United States, so you and people you love don’t become a statistic.
Be honest. Do you know your numbers? Your cholesterol numbers. You should have your cholesterol measured once a year after age 30, especially if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart problems. High cholesterol can double the risk for heart disease. It’s entirely possible that your body will produce too much cholesterol, even if you take steps to lower it. However, many people are successful at lowering their cholesterol with some simple changes.
There are three ways you can make your cholesterol levels better. Read Full Post >
Who doesn’t love cheese? I know I do. The big problem with cheese is the saturated fat content. This is an unhealthy fat that you should limit. Cabot makes is easy by taking out most of the fat. That means when the fat is low, the protein is higher and protein helps you stay full.
According to the American Association of Dietary Studies, an ample level of saturated fat in your diet can lead to a healthier sex life.
In a study of 1,500 men and women between the ages of 35 and 50, 92 percent reported having heightened sexual prowess. After the study, the male subjects claimed have much more stamina, while the female participants felt a heightened sense of pleasure with their mates.
“While you may increase your risk of heart ailments, diabetes, and other afflictions associated with saturated fat, you sure will be a lion or lioness under the sheets”, says Dr. Melvin Honus, the lead researcher and professor of health and human studies at St. Raphael College.
Dr. Honus says he has plans for the release of a follow-up study entitled, “Fitness: Too Much Exercise Diminishes Brain Cell Count.”
“Do you think Albert Einstein was training for a marathon or doing squats during his research that brought us the theory of relativity?” says Dr. Honus. “Besides, I have two words for you: Stephen. Hawking.”
Famously fidgety comedian Lewis Black had one of his more famous rants about how infuriated he got with the health recommendations for eggs:
The people who told us about sun block were the same people who told us, when I was a kid, that eggs were good. So I ate a lot of eggs. Ten years later they said they were bad. I went, “Well, I just ate the eggs!” So I stopped eating eggs, and 10 years later they said they were good again! Well, then I ate twice as many, and then they said they were bad. Well, now I’m really f#%!ed! Then they said they’re good, they’re bad, they’re good, the whites are good, th-the yellows – make up your mind! It’s breakfast I’ve gotta eat!
I guess I’m just as confused as Mr. Black, because I thought the latest findings were already confirmed. But if I’m mistaken, here’s the latest: There’s no reason to limit your egg intake, as it has little to no impact on your cholesterol levels. Read Full Post >
Store-bought cupcakes are guaranteed to have these five unhealthy ingredients.
Everyone from Biggest Loser trainers to Dr. Oz and less famous nutritionists will urge you to remove these five food ingredients from your diet. Today. Making a habit of reading food labels can make a meaningful difference in your weight loss efforts.
Know what is in your food, and make a conscious effort to cut out these ingredients:
1. High Fructose Corn Syrup – A man-made sweetner with zero nutritional value. The list without HFCS is shorter, but a few examples include soda, fruit juice, cereal, condiments, cookies, pickles and even cough syrup.
2. Sugar – A cup of white granulated sugar has 774 Calories. You’d have to walk for 90 minutes or swim for an hour to burn that off. Don’t burn it off? It converts to fat. Read Full Post >