Monthly Archives: May 2013

FAST FOOD STILL UNHEALTHY

Despite the new food choices and attempt to offer healthier options at fast food restaurants, research shows that fast food is no healthier than it was 14 years ago. Menus from 1997-1998 and 2009-2010 from McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Arby’s, Jack in the Box, and Dairy Queen were analyzed to evaluate the […]

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DON”T GO FOOD SHOPPING WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY!!!

Evidence published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that shoppers who went to the grocery store on an empty stomach selected more high calorie foods than those shoppers that were more sated. Both sets of shoppers purchased a similar amount of food, but those who had been fasting for 5 hours chose many more high calorie […]

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MOST AMERICANS NOT MEETING EXERCISE GUIDELINES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only 20.6% of Americans are meeting the national guidelines for BOTH aerobics and strength training. The current exercise guidelines recommend a minimum per week of 2.5 hours of moderate intensity aerobics in addition to a minimum of two days of muscle-strengthening activities on all major muscle […]

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Pycnogenol

  What is Pycnogenol? Pycnogenol is an antioxidant with immunostimulating properties that is extracted from the pine bark of a tree known as Pinus pinaster, also known as French Maritime Pine Bark.  It contains flavonoids, including catechin, and taxifolin, and the bioflavonoid, procyanidin.  Pycnogenol is a trademarked French name, but similar compounds are found in […]

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