You may have heard that eating a lot of red meat may increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but a bigger issue may be your intake of processed meats. In a nutshell, processed meats are meats that have been changed through methods such as salting, curing, fermenting and smoking. These methods usually enhance flavor as well as give the meat a longer shelf life. Some examples of processed meats include bacon, sausage, salami, hot dogs, canned meat, corned beef and ham.
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Many Americans are now forced to assess their health and face the fact that it might be a good idea to finally get rid of excess weight and address metabolic issues. Being overweight or obese and/or having issues such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease are conditions that can wreak havoc on the immune system by promoting chronic inflammation and other problems.
“Eat like that while you can,” is what older adults usually tell adolescents and teenagers when they stuff their faces with junk foods. While it may be true that a cheeseburger with a side of fries and soda may not cause a young person to gain weight as easily as an older person, processed and ultra-processed foods can still cause damage to the heart and overall health.
According to recent research from the CDC, more than one in three Americans eat fast food in a given day. And since the pandemic hit, people have been turning to processed foods for comfort, convenience and a longer shelf life (a bag of chips or a frozen pizza is certainly going to have a longer life in your kitchen than fresh fruits and veggies). And speaking of shelf life, recently a grandmother went viral for sharing with the world her shoe box time capsule labeled “hamburger.”
So, with more than a decade of these types of regulations being on the books in one way or another, and in one locality or another, why are Americans – and it seems Brits as well – literally fatter than ever?
In case you need a refresher, a vegan is someone who eats absolutely no animal foods. This includes meat, fish, eggs, dairy, gelatin and even honey. A vegetarian does not eat meat or fish, however, may eat what are called ‘secondary animal products.’ These products include eggs, milk, cheese, butter and other dairy products.
There may be something deterring you from reaping the full benefits of all the aerobic exercise you may be doing. And that 'thing' may be hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Eating more fiber may improve the life expectancy of people with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2).
It’s as simple as this: research has shown that, overall, happier people make healthier food choices, and people who feel depressed, angry, anxious or sad tend to go for unhealthier foods to provide “comfort.”
Donuts are delicious and may even feel “comforting” during these challenging times, but you may really want to think about what is in these donuts before you go purchase a dozen or two and share with your family.
Let's take a look at the story of a man named Jeffrey Hadley. He lost 100 pounds in a year! Hadley did this by adopting two simple rules: no more processed foods and more activity.
A recent study found evidence suggesting that consuming soybean oil may have a negative effect on the brain and influence neurological conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression.
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