Archive for January, 2013

5 Reasons Not to Feed Your Kids

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

1. Eating to cure boredom: food – when used to solve non-food problems – kids learn that eating is the solution to boredom. You can suggest solutions that will help with boredom like completing chores, playing with a certain toy or working on a project. Or you can ask them what they think they should do.

Soon they will learn the skills to combat boredom.

2. Rewarding behavior with comfort foods: Studies  show that making certain foods accessible only after completing a specific task, increases children’s preferences for that “reward” food.

A child who engages in this reward model of eating may become an adult who searches for reward-type excuses to eat comfort foods.

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Diet for Migraine Relief

Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

A 1979 study published in the Lancet, “The commonest foods causing reactions were wheat (78 percent), orange (65 percent), eggs (45 percent), tea and coffee (40 percent each), chocolate and milk (37 percent) each), beef (35 percent), and corn, cane sugar, and yeast (33 percent each).

Processed foods in general can also contribute to allergies for a number of different reasons, and most processed foods contain a variety of food colorings, flavors, preservatives, and other additives that may also promote headaches and migraines. Both aspartame and MSG are notorious for causing headaches and triggering migraines. Read More

Is it Safe to Eat Bacon?

Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

What You Need to Know about Healthy Fats

Bacon’s primary asset is its fat, and that fat— surprise! – is primarily 50% monounsaturated, mostly consisting of oleic acid, the type so valued in olive oil. About 3% of that is palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturate with valuable antimicrobial properties. About 40% of bacon fat is saturated; the remaining 10% is in the valuable form of polyunsaturates. Pork fat also contains a novel form of

phosphatidylcholine that possesses antioxidant activity superior to Vitamin E. Read More

Benefits Specific to Krill Oil

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 @ 09:01 PM

Krill oil and fish oil are great sources of omega-3. Krill oil comes from krill, small Antarctic crustaceans whose oil contains eicosapentanoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, the two omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, among other benefits. Read More

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