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  • Fast Food Advertising
    By Health Blog on January 7, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    I really don’t understand why fast food companies are not held accountable for their false advertising. The truth is I don’t think they should be allowed to advertise AT ALL, ANYWHERE!! But if they must advertise, make them tell the truth.

    Fast Food Advertising

    Here’s McDonald’s showing you that they DO LIE in their advertising. If I’m buying a car that was advertised as having 8 cylinders, I don’t expect to receive a car with 4 cylinders.

    Popularity: 13% [?]

  • Controversial Dr. Oz Quotes
    By Health Blog on December 23, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    A recent editorial published in the Time magazine by the celebrity doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz has created some controversy throughout the health blogosphere. Dr. Oz was trying to convince readers of the magazine that the mainstream poisons in your supermarket are as good as organic or local farmers markets produce.

    Here’s a few Dr. Oz quotes from the controversial article..

    “Dispelling these myths — that boutique foods are good, supermarket foods are suspect and you have to spend a lot to eat well — is critical to improving our nation’s health. Organic food is great, it’s just not very democratic.”
    Dr Oz Quote calling organic food undemocratic

    The rise of foodie culture over the past decade has venerated all things small-batch, local-farm and organic — all with premium price tags. But let’s be clear: you don’t need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily.”
    Dr. Oz Quote comparing organic food eaters to the 1%ers

    “After several years of research and experience, I have come to an encouraging conclusion: the American food supply is abundant, nutritionally sound, affordable and, with a few simple considerations, comparable to the most elite organic diets. Save the cash; the 99% diet can be good for you.”
    Dr Oz Quote, again with the 99% and 1% comparisons!

    “There’s no question that free-range chickens and grass-fed, pasture-dwelling cows lead happier — if not appreciably longer — lives than animals raised on factory farms. They are also kept free of hormones and antibiotics and are less likely to carry communicable bacteria like E. coli, which are common on crowded feedlots. If these things are important to you and you have the money to spend, then by all means opt for pricier organic meats.”
    Dr. Oz Quotation making healthy food sound elitist.

    “But for the most part, it’s O.K. to skip the meat boutiques and the high-end butchers. Nutritionally, there is not much difference between, say, grass-fed beef and the feedlot variety.”
    Dr Oz Quote being vague.

    “We know more about the connection between food and health than ever before — down to the molecular level, actually. This has provided us the curious luxury of being fussy, even snooty, about what we eat, considering some foods, well, below our station. That’s silly. Food isn’t about cachet. It’s about nourishment, pleasure and the profound well-being that comes from the way meals draw us together.”
    Dr. Oz Quotes on the wonders of chemical filled foods.

    Mike Adams over at Natural News went into the Dr. Oz sellout in detail here.

    Popularity: 9% [?]

  • Wheat Belly Book Number 1
    By Health Blog on August 7, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    I’m guessing wheat farmers everywhere won’t like this news.. Wheat Belly, the book which advocates the elimination of wheat from our diet by Dr.  William Davis is number 1 on the New York Times best sellers on the hardcover advice list of books.

    wheat belly book review

    It’s a new book on my bookshelf and I’m only part way through it, but I have eliminated most of the wheat from my diet and am feeling better for it. Dr Davis has very compelling arguments which are hard to ignore. See his blog here for more information on wheat and what it’s doing to your body (you’ll be shocked if you haven’t looked into it before)

    Popularity: 10% [?]

  • Healthy Diet for Fatty Brain
    By Health Blog on September 30, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
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    Healthy Food for Brain

    From the day of birth we start learning many things, we remember them and we implement and retrieve when it’s required. This process continuous from the day one to your last breathes of our life. This is because of our human brain which makes us to perform this many things and remembers all of them. In order to retain some energy and find some growth in body, we consume and chew many food items. We also prefer for various nutritious and protein based food rather than normal one. When it’s the case with outer visible part of body, then what’s the case with brain which makes us do such things, which handles such issues, which maintains database used by us for our life time. Yes, it also desires for some nutritious food which enriches its ability to work firmly and give accurate content when it’s needed. Else it also faces some problems while storing and retrieving important information. This article enlightens rich food which is essential for the effective working of human brain.

    Brain Needs: A low saturated fats with less sugar and rich in lean proteins improves the strength of brain and effects on memory power. There are many types of food items which are enriched with these nutritious and this can protect the brain and nourishes it. Apart from all brain needs some balanced chemicals which work for good sleep, providing pleasant mood and sharpness to react effectively. This can be possible when a person acquire maximum healthy and nutritious diet of brain.

    Food for Neurotransmitter:
    Prefer for the food which offers choline. Choline is quite essential for the acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in brain passing the messages to other parts of brain and stores the information in different parts of brain. Egg is highly rich for choline. Apart from choline, neurotransmitter also needs B-vitamin and proteins which can be perceived by consuming moderate level of beef, lamb, and turkey. Turkey enriches neurotransmitter with tryptophan and it acts as precursor to the brain neurotransmitter serotonin. Selenium is the one which ensures the prevention from any brain damage and it is offered by lamb. A stable of beans can enrich your health as it converts all the food to energy and synthesize acetylcholine.

    Growth of the brain

    Growth of the brain

    Rich Fats for Healthy Brain Growth:
    Structurally brain is of 60% fat. A food with rich of fat can improve the brain growth and enriches the memory power. Many researches and articles ensure us that the fatty food can prevents the brain’s oxidative damage of brain organs which are meant of fat. Vitamin E, Vitamin B3 can protect the cognitive decline of the brain.

    Anti Oxidant rich Food:
    Anti oxidant are the one which preserve the brain from free radical damages. This can be possible when the diet includes the rich magnesium, copper, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, folate. All this important proteins can prevent the brain damages, enriches the neurotransmissions. This will more in fruits like strawberries, cranberries, blue berries and grapes. Apart from these potatoes, spinach also has a prominent role in enriching these proteins in human.

    Grains preventing Migraine:
    Consume grains which are rich of magnesium. Magnesium can prevent the brain nerves from migraine which generally occurs due to the stress. Grains like quina, barley and brown rice can relax the blood vessels and improves the blood flow.

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  • Way to man’s heart is through his stomach!
    By Health Blog on April 24, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    There is always a lingering suspense involved with food, isn’t it? When we hear the age old maxims like ‘The way to man’s heart is through his stomach’, we don’t just pass them off candidly. After all, most of the good times- party, dates etc revolve around food. Sometimes, they do really make us wonder, what divine power does food have? Most religions have some sort of traditional ritual feast. The idea is to create intimacy banking on the x-factor of good food.

    Good Food cuts across through cultures and moods alike. Moreover, in this multi-cultural age, it is highly likely that we co-exist with people of different cultures. One keeps experimenting with the food of different cultures. This not only educates us about the different food habits, but it also gives us a chance to experiment with our taste buds. The Mexican, the continental and the Indian in the same breath!

    For some, cooking is a hobby. Home makers revel in the appreciation of their cooked food. The urge for appreciative nods drives them to find the right taste tinge. Many websites have come up to their help by providing the recipes to the most exclusive of dishes. It is almost a never ending process of trying and testing with different approaches. For most of the home makers, cooking balances between nutrient values and the taste touch. So it gets particularly awkward when it comes to cooking for party occasions. Party food ideas can really be a dicey thing. It is one thing to cook for a few, and it a totally different ball game together to come up with good ideas for party food.

    In general food provides the general indicator of any function’s success- be it a party or be it a marriage. Carefully investing time in picking up the right food for the particular occasion will pay rich dividends. A pre-requisite to good cooking is always judging the pulse of the people concerned. Good food is always a bliss- a joy which is never enough!

    Popularity: 3% [?]