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Random October 30, 2009

Filed under: All,General,Tid Bits — nutritiouslife12 @ 7:01 pm

Random piece of info from the NY Times:

Most mammals can sprint faster than humans — having four legs gives them the advantage. But when it comes to long distances, humans can outrun almost any animal. Because we cool by sweating rather than panting, we can stay cool at speeds and distances that would overheat other animals. On a hot day, the two scientists wrote, a human could even outrun a horse in a 26.2-mile marathon.

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How Hydrated Are You? October 28, 2009

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It is recommended that women drink no less and 2.7 liters a day and men drink no less than 3.7 liters a day.

How hydrated are you??

 urine-chart

 

Food Pyramid October 27, 2009

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I do not believe the current food pyramid has our best interest at hand. Here is how I think the food pyramid should really look like. We should all print this and put it on our refrigerator!

 Dr Weil's Food Pyramid

*Dr. Weil’s Food Pyramid*

 

Eggo My…… October 20, 2009

eggo**From the Nutrition Action Newsletter

 

How much is added??

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sugar

 

Cantaloupe October 8, 2009

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cataloupe

**From the Nutrition Action Health Letter

 

Flight the Flu with Food October 6, 2009

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Fruit Fights the Flu

If you’re not eating the recommended 5 fruits and vegetables a day, here’s a new reason to head to the produce aisle
By: Amy Palanjian

Fruit fights the germs we’re exposed to in the winter. “The vitamin load keeps your immune level high, allowing you to fend off colds and flu,” says Amy Howell, Ph.D., a research scientist at Rutgers University. Fruits also reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Try the five below to give your immune system a boost.

Apples
The most popular source of antioxidants in our diet, one apple has an antioxidant effect equivalent to 1,500 mg of vitamin C. Apples are loaded with protective flavonoids, which may prevent heart disease and cancer.

Papayas
With 250 percent of the RDA of vitamin C, a papaya can help kick a cold right out of your system. The beta-carotene and vitamins C and E in papayas reduce inflammation throughout the body, lessening the effects of asthma.

Cranberries
Cranberries have more antioxidants than other common fruits and veggies. One serving has five times the amount in broccoli. Cranberries are a natural probiotic, enhancing good bacteria levels in the gut and protecting it from foodborne illnesses.

Grapefruit
Loaded with vitamin C, grapefruit also contains natural compounds called limonoids, which can lower cholesterol. The red varieties are a potent source of the cancer-fighting substance lycopene.

Bananas
One of the top food sources of vitamin B6, bananas help reduce fatigue, depression, stress, and insomnia. Bananas are high in magnesium, which keeps bones strong, and potassium, which helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. 

 

 

I got this from the Men’s Health Magazine, however, we can all benefit from this info! Remember it is better to eat a whole orange than to have a glass of OJ!

 Have a healthy day!

 

 
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