Tag Archives: junk food

HFCS, a sure-fire recipe for disaster

High fructose corn syrup is a basic ingredient for many soft drinks and processed baked goods. Because of this, fructose now accounts for 10% of total caloric intake for Americans with teenage boys consuming even more – topping in with … Continue reading

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The winner is: High fat and high salt diet

In the latest study out of the University of Iowa, scientists found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevented weight gain in mice. In fact, mice fed a low salt/high fat diet gained the most weight out … Continue reading

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Nutritionist for sale or trade for one small soda:

So, if your junk food sales are lagging, invent something that appears nutritious to help recover the lagging dollars. That’s what Coca-Cola did. They teamed up with charlatan fitness and nutrition “experts” to get them to suggest that a soft … Continue reading

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Appetite outlaws

Appetite rules: In an inane attempt to “protect” people from their own self destruction, Los Angeles has designed an ordinance intended to curtail obesity in low-income areas. How? By eliminating any new fast-food restaurant startups. But, the fast-food restrictions passed … Continue reading

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Building your vision naturally

The nutrient lutein is a coloring pigment found in yellow and orange plants and eggs that is a close relative to vitamin A. Lutein is an antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage – especially in your eyes. Lutein is … Continue reading

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Cheap food dilemma

You know what else causes obesity and keeps the weight on? Cheap food does. A new review out in A Cancer Journal for Clinicians points and finds one factor fueling the obesity epidemic: Americans now have the cheapest food available … Continue reading

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Short People

Remember that old Randy Newman song “Short People got no reason to live”? Well Randy Newman got it wrong! Short people actually live longer than tall people – at least in Japanese men, according to the latest research. Taking two … Continue reading

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A burst of exercise lowers blood sugar

Want to kick high blood sugar to the curb before you eat? Do about 30 jumping-jacks or run in place really hard for one minute because the latest research shows that brief bursts of intense exercise before a meal helps … Continue reading

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Trans-fats: yeah or nay

Are trans-fats good or bad for you? Back in 1911, Procter and Gamble gave life to the hydrogenated nightmare named Crisco. Process food companies have ever since used artificial trans-fats to add years to food shelf life, bring oil stability … Continue reading

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Love me some apple cider vinegar!

A tablespoon or two of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in water a day contains a wonder-filled host of vitamins, minerals and good-old acetic acid. Acetic acid works to control appetite, increase insulin sensitivity against too much blood sugar, and helps … Continue reading

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Who is feeding these kids?

The latest study, published April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, has found that ALL categories of child obesity in the US have increased over the last 14 years. This flies in the face of Michelle Obama’s very recent claim to have … Continue reading

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Tired, sedentary and obese

Are you tired and sedentary? A not-so-shocking study from UCLA shows us what we already knew – that being overweight makes you tired and sedentary. The real news is that junk food caused the whole problem in this study when … Continue reading

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Fast food for the school lunch cafeteria

Did you know that 19% of high school cafeterias serve branded fast food daily? Further research shows that middle and high schools with a higher number of low-income students also have more exclusive vending beverage contracts than other schools. A … Continue reading

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Now my leg has been really pulled

The first liar – er – lady Michelle Obama has boldly claimed a 43% reduction in child obesity in just 4 years! She touted this number while commemorating the 4th anniversary of her very own “Let’s Move” campaign to eliminate … Continue reading

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Why the high fiber diet works

Scientists have known for over two decades that a high fiber diet helps protect you against obesity and diabetes. Until recently, they did not know why. The real mechanism between optimal health and high fiber foods is in the ability … Continue reading

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Garbage in garbage out

GIGO: It doesn’t take a brainiac to see that what you eat affects how you feel and how you think. More and more scientific evidence shows the impact of diet on brain function, while identifying patterns of brain activity during … Continue reading

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“Made with” what?

When you see a product label that blares “Made with…” get skeptical real quick. Oh, sure they might have a dab of something that seems healthy but you have to look at the overall ingredient list for all the bad … Continue reading

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Junk salt blues

All this crazy stuff about cutting salt out of your diet is maddening. Salt is not the basic problem, but rather highly processed and fast-foods that are uber-high in processed salt. Foods that are high in processed salt (alongside other … Continue reading

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Pizza NO

Pizza is not good food! Out of 25 recently tested pizzas, some were really bad but none of the pizzas tested satisfied even basic nutritional requirements. Most of today’s pizzas are made with increasing numbers of two extra dangerous ingredients … Continue reading

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Jonesing for Oreo Cookies

Which is more addictive: Oreo Cookies, morphine or cocaine? Seems like a silly comparison but the study results are stunning. Turns out that lab rats given the choice between the three had trouble deciding which one they preferred more. It … Continue reading

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