Tag Archives: good-for-you

Great ideas for healthy breakfast while slimming the waisteline

18 Sep

Ever since I was a child, my mom always told me that have a good breakfast and you’re good for the rest of the day. I have proven this to be true. When I do not have a good breakfast, I am munching on all kinds of stuff all day long, some are not that great for you.  I enjoyed reading the article below and the tips it offers to people like you and me on how to fortify our breakfast to ensure we have a great day of high energy and feeling full.  Check it out:

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/41252–healthy-breakfast-ideas-eight-ingredients-to-keep-you-slim-and-give-you-energy?

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Eggs are good for you

18 Apr

 

There have been many conflicting reports about eggs.  Eggs are my favourite. I could eat one everyday but recently I have stopped eating egg yolks (which I like the best) because my Doctor said I have to watch my cholesterol level.  Now  I read an article in Chatelaine Magazine which is saying the opposite.  The article makes sense  here is what it says

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/26700–are-eggs-actually-healthy

Despite popular belief, eggs are actually low in fat, with less than one gram and only 70 calories each. The yolk of an egg has a considerable amount of cholesterol and lipids, but cholesterol build-up in the arteries actually begins with arterial wall damage. The body’s repair of this eventually leads to a waxy build-up — usually due to sugar and saturated fat, not the consumption of cholesterol itself.

Some studies show that eggs may actually benefit those with high cholesterol, due to their omega fats, protein and antioxidants. Eggs also contain high amounts of lecithin, which blocks the cholesterol in the egg and stops intestinal absorption, keeping it out of the bloodstream.

Berries proven a potent force against certain cancers

4 Feb

berries1Several studies show that people who eat diets high in fruits and vegetables have lower cancer rates. Now a large body of research suggests that berries may be among the most potent cancer-fighting fruits.

In numerous laboratory studies, researchers at Ohio State University have found that black raspberries inhibit the development of oral, esophageal and colon cancers in rats. Some human studies have also suggested a benefit from berry consumption. In one small study of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, a genetic condition that raises risk for colon cancer, patients given black raspberry extract had up to 59 percent fewer rectal polyps than those taking a placebo; the findings were published in November’s Cancer Prevention Research journal. Another study showed black raspberry powder reduced symptoms for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition.

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