For a high cost—and sometimes a biological sample—some entrepreneurs promise to build our very own, individualized nutrition plan, according to our unique body chemistry. Wow. Sounds great! Right? Well … not so fast. According to this linked article from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, much of the success of these personal services may be the result of following the zero cost advice of standard dietary guidelines: reduce added sugar and refined grains … and eat more fruits and vegetables.
Being overweight is an accepted suspect for numerous metabolic syndromes, such as heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Less known is the impact of obesity as a cancer causing agent. Read this short article for more information.
Consider adding these foods to you nutrition plan.
The body mass index (BMI) was created by a mathmetician nearly 200 years ago and is (still!) used primarily by insurance companies to determine the insurability of life policy holders. Even some doctors still frighten patients with the BMI. Use this link for more information on measuring obesity-related health risks.
Consumed correctly, meats can be vital for our daily nutrition. Being careful to select the right types and limiting the portions, meats are healthy food choices. Oh … and eggs can be healthy, too. Use this link for details.
We are killing ourselves in America. The good news? Exercise is medicine.
Obesity in America is a growing epidemic. However, this most recent annual research project indicates the problem may be improving. But only slightly and not equally across the country. It is improving best, though, where the entire community is partnering in collaborative efforts to address the problem of sedentary lifestyles. We encourage you to learn about and get involved in your community’s efforts to combat physical inactivity where you live, work, and play. It will save our lives.