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Get fit, live longer December 20, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Death rate, Heart disease, In gresat shape, Long experiment in inertia, Out of shape.
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Perhaps your life has been one long experiment in inertia.  Maybe you’ve never been in great shape, and you’ve begun to wonder, why bother now?  The damage is done, right?  Wrong.  Even if you’re terribly out of shape, you can cut your risk for heart disease and other health problems dramatically.  All you have to do is get off the couch and out into the fresh air. 

A recent study of almost 10,000 men demonstrated that unfit men who became fit within five years had half the risk of dying from any cause as those who stayed out of shape.  Their death rate dropped as much as the death rate for men who build smoking during the five year study.  We haven’t  had good data in the past to show that if you’re unfit and change your ways, you really get a lot of benefit.  This suggests not only that you do get some benefits, but  that the benefits are very significant.

Ref: men’shealth

 

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Vital Facts about Vitamins – 6 November 26, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Birth Defects, Cooked Broccoli, Cooked Lima Beans, Cooked Spinach, Heart disease, Nerve Damage, Roasted Peanut.
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Folacin

Necessary for all cells to function properly.  May help to protect against heart disease, nerve damage and some birth defects. 

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How Much?

Where?                                      % U.S. RDA

Spinach, cooked, ½ c.                               33 %

Orange juice, ¾ c                                      20 %

Peanuts, roasted, ¼ c                                16 %

Lima beans, cooked, ½ c                           11 %

Broccoi, cooked, ½ c                                  10 %

 

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 5 November 25, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Broiled Loin, Broiled Salmon, Cheddar Cheese, Ground Beef, Heart disease, Nerve Damage.
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Vitamin B12  

Necessary for  all cells to function properly.  May protect against heart diesease and nerve damage.

 

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How Much?

Where?                                        % U.S. RDA

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                      82 %

Ground beef, lean, broiled, 3 oz                     37 %

Pork loin, lean, broiled, 3 oz                           15 %

2% milk, 1 c                                                     15 %

Cheddar cheese, 1 oz                                        4 %

Finally! Good News About Fat October 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Canola Oil, Heart disease, Hydrogenated fats, Low fat diet, Lower Fat, Weight off.
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GREAT FAT NEWS:  Eating more fat-not less-helps you keep weight off, according to new research.  Dieters followed either a moderate-fat plan (35 percent of calories from fat) or a lower fat one (20 percent of calories from fat).  Only the moderate-fat dieters kept that weight off.  The low-fat dieters regained much of the weight by the study’s end.

Sure, low-fat diets will help you lose, but broiling and steaming gets boring, so dieters may return to their old eating habits, and weight rebounds.  Food with fats seems to better satisfy hunger. 

Eat healthy fat.  Our dieters ate mostly monounsaturated fats, the heart-healthy kind found in nuts, avocados and olive oil.  Limit saturated fat (think steak)  and have hardly any of the artery-harming trans fats found in processed foods.  Trans fat, also known as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats, is a staple in many fast food menus.  Trans fat is very harmful to the arteries and are found to be involved with heart disease and cancer.  Studies have already proven that an increase of only 2 percent trans fat in a person elevates the risk of heart disease by 36 percent.

Keep portion trim.  For instance a handful of nuts is a great snack, a bowlfull is not.

Instead of raw veggies … try cooking them in 1 T canola oil.

Instead of toast with low-calorie jelly … try toast with 2 tsp peanut butter.

Instead of reduced-fat dressing … try 1 T olive oil with vinegar.

Instead of fat-free croutons … try 4 balck olives.