According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2012 based on self-reported BMI, 63 per cent of Australian males are overweight or obese. And Australian women? 48 per cent are overweight or obese. It's no longer a schoolyard taunt; it's a health fact – the girls are faring better than the boys, and it's time to do something about it.
How much sodium should my family have? We hear often in the US we consume too much salt. Recommendations on daily intake have changed over the years. On average most adults and children consume approximately 3400 milligrams of sodium each day. This is approximately three times the daily recommended allowance. The guidelines on sodium intake are as follows:
Mike Yoder's herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives -- and this summer he found a good deal on ice cream sprinkles.
This infographic by GOOD shows the difference between a prison lunch and a school lunch. Both are roughly the same cost (just over $2.60) and contain about the same amount of calories (around 1400). But surprisingly, prisoners get more items to eat and healthier options, with 1/2 cup of vegetables and one serving of fruit or dessert, compared to the school children’s 1/2 cup of vegetables or fruit.
* Corn industry fires back at sugar industry* Accuses sugar industry of false advertising* Legal tussle dates back to April 2011* Corn syrup makers say profits are at stakeBy Carey GillamSept 5 (Reuters)...
Here are simple tips to reduce sugar intake to quench your thirst : 1. Make it a rule in your house -- to drink water with meals. 2. Switch from sodas to fruit juices or no calorie diet beverages. 3. Dilute fruit juices with water. 4. Limit your soda to no more than 3 cans per week. 5. Avoid adding extra sugar to coffee or switch to non nutritive sweetners. 6. Keep only sugar free drinks on hands.
Researchers from HSPH have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity.
New research challenges the body knows what it needs theory. What the siren call of that cupcake really means—and how to ignore it.
A cupcake is calling you.
Functional MRI scans showed that sensory memory food cravings activate the same parts of the brain that drug and alcohol cravings do, including the hippocampus, which helps store memories; the insula, involved in perception and emotion; and the caudate, which is important for learning and memory. The circuit is driven by dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for reward-driven learning.
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We hear often in the US we consume too much salt. Recommendations on daily intake have changed over the years. On average most adults and children consume approximately 3400 milligrams of sodium each day. This is approximately three times the daily recommended allowance. The guidelines on sodium intake are as follows:
Whether you pack a lunch or you purchase school lunch consider the amount of sugar you are getting with each serving. This is a great visual display of sugar content in foods. Also the revamped school lunch program. I want to go back to school to see if it really looks like this. I sure hope so, and I hope it comes from local farms.