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Even Mummies had Clogged Arteries

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All Giza Pyramids in one shot. Русский: Все пи...

All Giza Pyramids in one shot. Русский: Все пирамиды Гизы на изображении. Español: Las Pirámides de Guiza (Egipto). Français : Les Pyramides de Gizeh (Egypte). Català: Les Piràmides de Giza, a Egipte. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An article on Yahoo today shows a leading story that mummies had clogged arteries. Most people read this and say to themselves,”See even ancient Egyptians had clogged arteries. I can’t worry about it!” They lead a good and decadent life. They ate a lot of meat. They suffered from the same diseases we do. We shouldn’t read these types of articles and let ourselves off the hook. We make ourselves sick by our life-style. Change your life-style and live healthier. It’s a very simple rule. Eat more of what God and nature gives us and less of what man makes. Eat less animal protein and more vegetable protein. Relax and do meditation. Exercise and stay fit. It really is that simple. Each of these are things you choose to do. Choose correctly and your body will stay healthy.

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Soda is bad right? It can also cause depression?

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Y from the Yahoo logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shine from Yahoo ran an article on sodas causing depression, http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/sweet-sodas-soft-drinks-may-raise-risk-depression-183000091.html . They say a new study of more than 260,000 people links soda consumption to depression. Is it any wonder there are more and more cases of depression in our young? Soda consumption is way up from when I was a kid and so is depression related diseases. The study showed 4 or more servings of soda a day lead to a 30% greater risk of depression.

Bad Foods

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Cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories wel...

Cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories well a modern cheeseburger contains 590 calories. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo ran an article titled “Diet Busting Foods you Should Avoid”. They said in this article: “A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have no more than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate, including sugars.” They describe in this article bad foods such as:
a) A 20 oz smoothie that has 1044 calories, 35g fat and 120g of sugar
b) 20 oz Grande that has 510 calories, 19g fat and 16g of sugar
c) Milkshake that has 2010 calories, 131g fat (68g saturated) and 153g sugar
d) A pretzel dog that has 610 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated) and 1,150mg sodium
e) Cinnamon Pecan Bun that has 1092 calories, 56g fat and 47g sugar
f) Chicken Wings that have 550 calories, 18g fat, 27g sugar and 2,520mg sodium
There are plenty more examples in this article. Read it and wonder. It is no wonder America is getting fatter!

Vegetables and Fruits make us Healthy

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Image via CrunchBase

The information on plant-based foods and how they are so beneficial to us is all around us. You can’t research diet and health much without running into plant-based foods and what they can do. Yahoo’s Shine ran an article called “Spring Clean Your Body: Top 10 Detox Foods” These 10 foods can detox your body and help you become healthy. Why not try it?

Supper Foods

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Broad beans, shelled and steamed

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An article on Shine (Yahoo) speaks of 10 super foods for Spring time. These foods are known to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and, while we’re at it, put you in a better mood.

We should all be looking forward to Spring/Summer for great fresh vegetables. For me it’s tomatoes, asparagus, corn, artichokes, avocados and berries. The ten foods listed in this article were:

  1. Artichokes
  2. Asparagus
  3. Avocado
  4. Blueberries
  5. Fava Beans (aka Broad Beans)
  6. Fresh Figs
  7. Leeks
  8. Oregano and Other Fresh Herbs
  9. Spinach
  10. Strawberries

Enjoy good eating this spring and summer and the good health benefits of eating well.