Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year since 1918? Fortunately, exercise, stress management and healthy eating can reduce the chance of getting CVD.
Does this sound familiar? You just got home from the grocery store and are about to put away a week’s worth of carefully selected fresh fruits and vegetables. Sure, these perishable products cost more than your first car, but your family’s health is worth the expense, right? The trouble is, before you can stash today’s groceries, you have to throw out all the rotten fruits and veggies from last week!
We’ve all been told that what we eat for breakfast can have a profound effect on our energy levels for the rest of the day. Now the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is calling for Americans to rethink their breakfast choices in order to get the nutrients needed to ward off serious diseases, such as cancer, stroke and heart disease.
The Skinny on Fats
It's okay to chew the fat as long as it's the right fat.
By Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM
The number of overweight and obese Americans has escalated to such epidemic proportions that one almost gets the impression that fat is as contagious as chicken pox! In truth, dietary fat is not totally bad. Unlike other epidemics, obesity is somewhat misunderstood in terms of its actu...
As we go to press with this issue, images of the war in Iraq have been a constant presence in our lives. From newspaper headlines read at the breakfast table to nightly news reports consumed with our dinners, it’s been hard to avoid talk of this war. But how has all this war exposure been affecting the health of the American public?