Healthy Living – Fall 2011

Healthy Living – Fall 2011

A food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, simply stronger than normal food.  Listen to what your body tells you.  Learn what your “Kryptonite” is in the food world to fight these unwanted pleasantries.  The fight doesn’t have to be an all out brawl because Dr. Oz says we can beat those cravings by “outsmarting” those cravings.

http://www.thatsfit.com/2011/01/07/dr-ozs-5-ways-to-outsmart-food-cravings/?icid=maing%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk5%7C36541

 

While growing up, older people use to compliment me about my smooth dark complexion and tell me that I was going to grow old gracefully.  I had no clue as to what they were saying.  Now that I’m forty years old, I now understand.  Have you ever heard the saying, “Black don’t crack?” Well although I’m black I can’t even front, I know sometimes this is a lie, plain and simple. Unfortunately, there are many African American’s that just don’t age well. BUT, as a whole I have to say my beautiful people of color age pretty well compared to other races.  Here’s an article by Amy Wechsler, M.D.  that suggest seven ways to get better skin.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/tips-for-better-skin_n_952751.html#s352656&title=Practice_Deep_Breathing

 

Eating fast food regularly increases the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. A recent study done by Julie R Palmer and her colleagues found that the consumption of restaurant foods significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in African American women. Another study found that young adults who frequent fast food restaurants are more likely to become obese in later life.

About one-third of adults in the United States are obese, and the prevalence of fast food stores and regular consumption of fast food is considered as one of the major reasons for obesity. A single meal from a fast food centre sometimes contains enough calories needed for an entire day. With that being said, read this article about the 10 most unhealthy fast food items and be cognizant of your findings while ordering that meal for you and your family.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/06/15/the-10-most-unhealthy-fast-food-items-on-americas-menu/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%7C71031

 

Healthy Fall Recipes:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_fall_recipes

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