Posts Tagged ‘healthy diet’

A New Year, A New Look at Dieting

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

We have become a large, amorphous American mass of calorie counters. The main objective in many cases is to jettison one thing or another, whether it be total calorie count, fats of all forms, or carbohydrates in an attempt to align yourself with gastrointestinally taxing diets like South Beach or Atkins. These are all viable ways to drop weight with varying degrees of consequences resulting from each. So for 2011, try dieting for the whole body with not just image, but health in mind.

It’s been documented that some people choose a “soup diet”, and what a time to begin eatinga regular regimine piping hot soup than the winter time, right? Well, most mass produced, low calorie and low fat soups have a hidden demon. Almost each one carries an alarming amount of sodium, in some cases almost covering an entire day in one 180 calorie swoop. For all the weight you might be cutting your veins, arteries, and capillaries are tightening up due to all of the salty, soupy goodness. Making soup at home allows you to moderate the sodium content to a degree.
(more…)

Posted in: Dieting, Digestion, General Health, gastrointestinal care | 1 Comment »

Waistline Size in Relation to Colon Cancer Risk

Friday, September 17th, 2010

A report from the Daily Mail in London says that added inches to a “healthy” waist measurement can drastically increase the risk of colorectal cancer. This may seem sensational, and in some ways it is, but it does give fair warning to the risk involved when eating heavily processed foods and not accounting for the negative effects they can have on your body.

According to the article, roughly 38,000 cases of colon cancer are recorded a year, and it checks in as the second highest killer among cancers in the UK. Assuredly, those figures are exponentially higher in the vastly more populated United States.
(more…)

Posted in: Colon Cancer, General Health, Health News, gastrointestinal care | 1 Comment »