Fascinating…(via PCRM | Health vs. Pork: Congress Debates the Farm Bill)
Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, according to a team of leading public health experts.
Three U.S. scientists from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) maintain sugar is more than just “empty calories” that makes people fat.
They argue that high calorie, sweetened food is indirectly responsible for 35 million annual deaths worldwide due to lifestyle-related conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.(From The Sydney Morning Herald)
Something to think about as you’re munching on that Valentine’s Day candy and chocolate.
It’s well known that minimizing red meat from our diets has various health benefits, such as lowering our risk for heart attack, and swapping meat for fish at meal times can be a healthy alternative, if you know what you’re looking for when choosing fish at the grocery store. Check out all the varieties of fish in the chart above. While researching the health benefits of different fish, I came across this guide, created by the Washington State Department of Health, which contains a list of sea-dwelling critters low in mercury and other contaminants and high in health benefits. The guide can be downloaded here for your convenience.
How to ‘eat locally’ in winter
As the season changes, take care where your food comes from — and consider buying frozen — for a healthy, mostly local diet
(From The Boston Globe)
Good to know!
(Click the chart above to be redirected to the Globe article)