Category Archives: Health Studies

How Much Alcohol To Drink

Alcohol and fatJust the Facts, you Decide, you’re the boss of your body

  • Experts recommend up to one drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men.
  • Women who drink two or more glasses of alcohol daily have a larger waist-size.
  • Years of drinking alcohol can make both men and women fatter.
  • A low to moderate intake of alcohol has been shown to help protect against coronary heart disease.
  • Antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart.
  • An increased waist size is linked to type 2 diabetes, cancer, and Cardiovascular disease.
  • Beer makes you fatter than wine.
  • Alcohol inhibits both the fat-burning enzymes and the muscle-building hormones in your body for many hours after consumption.
  • Alcohol is normally consumed later in the day or evening, just when your body has the least need for the extra calories.
  • The human body is very good at converting alcohol into fat.
  • Drinking alcohol can cause you to make unhealthy, impulsive late-night food choices.
  • Alcohol is high in calories and low in nutrition.

If you can measure it, you can Drink it

Alcohol chart

Japan’s Food Radiation Fears

Safe or Not Safe

As if a devastating earthquake and tsunami are not enough, radiation from the nuclear disaster in Japan is spawning new fears on the health of their food.

The biggest concern for the Japanese people is fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. They worry about radioactive particles from the air settling on plants or feed. This is causing nearby countries to test Japanese-imported fresh produce for possible contamination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is monitoring the situation in Japan and working with the Japanese government and other U.S. agencies to ensure the safety of imported food. So far, no contamination has been reported, but is still under close watch by all.

Luckily, in Japan, many crops are grown in greenhouses, which means they could be relatively safe from radioactive debris. Foods that are in a warehouse, such as grain silos, should be protected from contamination. Plus, even if the grain became contaminated, the experts say they can wash away the radioactive material.

Scientists Show Soda Link to Strokes

Diet Soda linked to strokes

As I’ve said over and over, for years and years, diet sodas are not good for you and one day scientists will come out with a study that will shed light on the dangers of diet sodas. That day is now here! Sorry soda makers!

Beyond I told your so

The American Stroke Association just released a study showing a link between diet soda and an increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The scientists behind this research discovered that people who reported drinking diet soda every day had a 60% higher rate of strokes and heart attacks.

Soda Reality

Researchers consider this study just the beginning of their look into the effects of diet sodas. And since previous studies found that soda drinkers are at greater risk of getting diabetes and weight-related issues, odds are that people will begin to believe that sodas of any color, sweetener and size are not health drinks.

It is time for America to get a clue! It is not that hard! Anyone who cares about their body can do it! Skip the fake, chemical-filled, fake-sweetened sodas, as well as sweetened ones — and do so cold turkey. Your body, friends and family will love you for it, because you will be healthy and fun to be around.