“ Functional Foods” are the New Junk Foods

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A potato is a low profit item but turn it into a potato chip and the potential for huge profits appear.  Such is the story with all processed and refined foods.  Manufacturers and their marketing teams, always out to sell more, are now enticing us all with “functional” foods.  They are jumping on the opportunity […]

The Quality of Your Diet

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The most important factor in optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else.  Activity level is important too but not even close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising will never overcome the damage done by an incorrect diet.  […]

Healthy Bones

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Osteoporosis is the weakening of bones caused by an imbalance between bone building and bone destruction.  People typically start to lose bone mass as they age and it is now becoming more common in younger people. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that 8 million women and 2 million men in America […]

Processed Foods

Collage of pub food.

Have you ever wondered what is so bad about eating processed foods? It is estimated that Americans spend almost 90% of their food budgets purchasing processed foods.  Please read that sentence again.  Processed foods amount to 90% of the average person’s food budget.  These high profit items offer the lowest nutrition per dollar of any […]

Diet Soda Is Not The Answer

soft drinks are poison for health

If you believe that drinking diet soda will help you lose or keep weight off, you should think again.  A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption.  They found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages just end up consuming more […]