by Shauna Zamarripa
You are what you eat. Eating over-processed, over-packaged and preservative-laden foods has been linked to premature aging and certain diseases. Poor eating habits have been attributed to cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. With all of this information at our fingertips, how do we stave off the next Big Mac attack?
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American restaurants are notorious for providing their patrons with unhealthy food. This statement is true, as we are viewed to be the fattest nation in the world, but it doesn't apply to eating "American."
Yes, fast food joints are associated with America, and with good reason, but those are shoddy establishments created with no style in mind, just availability. American-style restaurants, such as... Read More
Green vegetables are the food most missing in modern diets. Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium (120 -190 mg per cup!) They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and they are a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. Believe it or not, they are also crammed high with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phytochemicals - you just can't get any better than this. Take a look at... Read More
For many people, it's hard to imagine a sandwich or burger without good, old-fashioned mayonnaise. However, there's no denying the appeal of mustard, especially since a tablespoon of mayo will set you back at least 110 calories and 11 grams of fat. Truth be told, this popular condiment is chock-full of fat and calories. Even the light version tacks on 50 calories and 5 grams of fat per tablespoon. Mayo is basically made of oil, egg yolks,... Read More