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Do as Grandma said, “Eat your veggies everyday!”

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Vegetables, as Socrates said, are our medicine. Nature gave us vegetables & fruits to energize our bodies, protect them from invading diseases and provide the necessary nutrients for life. Without them we are running on dirty and inefficient fuel. It is only a matter of time until our bodies break down. Then we live with disease or die.

The Harvard School of Public Health publicized a study that concluded we should eat our vegetables and plenty of them. It concluded that plant life helps lower the risk, prevent and even improve the flowing:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases
  2. Cancer
  3. High Blood Pressure
  4. Gastrointestinal Health
  5. Vision

Can anyone justify not eating plants? So much is at stake. Simply doing what grandma knew can improve your life substantially. Why risk so much?

The study goes on to say eat plenty of vegetables & fruits. What does plenty mean? More than most Americans eat. This is the single reason so many Americans are sick and die prematurely. It is NOT old age. It is bad fuel!

 

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3 Cups of Milk a Day?

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A glass of milk Français : Un verre de lait

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The Harvard School of Public Health says drinking 3 cups a day may be more the influence of the dairy industry than scientific evidence. Drinking low-fat milk may actually cause more fat build up than the whole milk does. This is because fats tend to be absorbed slowly by our bodies making us feel full longer. Low fat is digested quickly and we feel hungry sooner. If you are a regular reader of this BLOG you know that there is evidence of health risks with any animal protein based foods but milk is a very high risk. It has been linked to cancer and heart disease. Remember we are the only animal that drinks milk after a very young age and the only animal that drinks the milk of another animal.

What is Healthy Eating?

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The Harvard School of Public Health says,1. Use liquid plant oils for cooking and baking.
2. Ditch the trans fat.
3. Switch from butter to soft tub margarine.
4. Eat at least one good source of omega-3 fats each day

5. Cut back on red meat, cheese, milk, and ice cream.

 

I agree with these guidelines except the last one. The so-called white meat is about 85% the fat of red, so you are not getting a low-fat amount. We have been marketed that white meat is so much healthier than red. It is close to the fat of red and should also be avoided or cut back on.

Meat Will Shorten Your Life!

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Mail Online posted in its Health Newsletter, a study indicating eating processed meats and red meats increases early mortality. They said: ‘The study calculates that lives would be saved if people replaced red meat with healthy protein sources such as fish, poultry, nuts and legumes and we would like to see more people replacing red meat with these type of foods.’ They also said eating 2 rashers of bacon a day increases your chance of death by 20%. I used to love bacon but not enough to raise my mortality rate by 20%. The data of this study was from 120,000 men & woman analyzed for a 30 year period by Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Cutting red meat out altogether led to significantly better results. Replacing one serving of red meat with fish reduced mortality by 7%. More and more studies are being done that prove reducing meat increases both life span and health. Furthermore increasing plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts additionally will increase health and life span.

Meat increases risk of Diabetes

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The AARP says The findings, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that:
* A two-ounce daily serving of processed meat (one hot dog or sausage, two slices of bacon, deli meats) was associated with a 51 percent increased risk of diabetes.
* A four-ounce daily serving (the size of deck of cards) of red meat, like steak, hamburger, pork or lamb, was associated with a 20 percent increased risk of diabetes.
* Among those who ate red meat daily, substituting one serving of meat for a serving of whole grains reduced the risk of diabetes by 23 percent; replacing a serving of meats with nuts resulted in a 21 percent lower risk; and choosing a serving of low-fat yogurt or another low-fat dairy protein over red meat daily decreased the risk by 17 percent.
Substituting meat for nuts or fruits and vegetables can have a drastic reduction on the risk of serious disease. Eat what you want but don’t say “Why me?” when you get sick. We all have a choice, make yours carefully.

Will Your Summer BBQ’s Make you Sick?

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A BLOG by Paul Napoli, attorney warns people to beware of consumption of hot dogs, sausage and cold cuts this summer season. He cites a report from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH); that indicates eating these foods significantly increases the risk of cancer and diabetes. We are what we eat! The warnings are out there. The pressure is on the meat & dairy industry. Why do so many Americans ignore the advice, eat animal protein and get the associated horrible diseases? The answer is we are marketed to do so. It makes these industries plus the drug industry a lot of money.