Saturday, February 23, 2013

How the foods are created and sold to people

How the foods are created and sold to people

Michael Moss of New York Times talked to more than 300 people in or formerly employed by the processed-food industry, from scientists to marketers to C.E.O.’s.
After over four years of research and reporting he found that it was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.
Moss sheds light on how the foods are created and sold to people who appear to be extremely vulnerable to the intensity of the food industry’s formulations and selling campaigns.
A must read article The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food in February 20, 2013 New York Times.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Show your heart some love

February is Heart Health Month so show your heart some love.
Keeping your heart healthy starts with a healthy lifestyle.
People often don't realize that their diet and lifestyle contribute to their risk for developing heart disease.

Some risk factors that can be changed, such as lifestyle choices.
There are a number of lifestyle and diet changes that can help you reduce your risk for developing heart disease.
The main factors that contribute to heart disease are physical inactivity, obesity, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake.
You want to make changes in your life if you have one or more of these factors.
Having a healthy diet is essential to having a healthy heart because a balanced and nutritious diet reduces the risk heart disease.
What positive lifestyle changes have you made to improve your overall health and wellness?
What helps you live a healthy lifestyle?
I encourage you to begin a conversation with your doctor about your risk factors and ways to take action early on.
You should know and understand your numbers like cholesterol or blood sugar to be aware of and manage your risk for heart disease.