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Monday, 21 September 2009

Think healthy, eat healthy,.......

Food Factoid:
Eating nuts does not create the calorie intake that you might expect, b/c, 5-15% of the calories are not absorbed by the intestinal system.
That's because the nuts' skin and how well we chew nuts influence digestion.
An added bonus: The slow release of calories throughout the intestinal system leads to prolonged satiety.(= feel full longer)

Factoid: Monosodium glutamate, the additive found in many foods, may play a role in messin up the body's metabolic systems.
A taste enhancer, MSG is used to overstimulate ( some say poison) the glutamine receptors of the brain, so we sense salt and sweets more ( but not bitter and sour tastes, interestingly)
The downside?--That may cause us to eat more and to have higher insulin levels.

Factoid: Think of exercise as medication. Too much of a stretch? Well, studies show that exercise decreases the risk of depression as weel as an antidepressant. Thirty minutes of daily walking has been shown to decrease the risk of breast cancer by 30 %, and increase the rate of survival by 70 %.
Plus, it also improves the survival rates of heart attack victims by 80 %.

Todays Factoids are courtesy of " You on a Diet" by M. Roizen M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz M.D.
They also wrote" You: the Owners Manual"
. Which I haven't read but is now on my list.

Well I am feeling inspired to go for a walk, so will grab my Nordic Walking Poles, and head out for my 1/2 hour which I have been sadly neglecting.

That, and to be honest I do not feel up to any emotional sharing today.
Want to keep the lid on today.

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