But frozen vegetables and fruits can actually be good for you. In fact, in some cases they are better than fresh vegetables, as their nutrients are frozen right after picking rather than lost a bit in transport. They’re also considered much better for you than canned veggies and fruits as well. So nix the cans this March and go for the frozen foods aisle! Here are some ideas to help you out.
"Having a big butt, wide hips and full thighs is generally thought to come with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and other health problems, while having a high proportion of belly fat increases that risk. We know this, right?"
But do we believe it?
TED posted a talk by Jamie Oliver about the importance of school children knowing about balanced meals and healthy diets, which has been a passion of the chef for quite some time. Today, the NYT had an article about proposals to tax soda pop as a way to help alleviate the costs of health care reform.
If you think that sounds a little weird, so do I. I just came across an article written in the Atlantic comparing the food aisles of Whole Foods and Walmart in a Boston suburb- and guess what? If the writer is to be trusted, the organic produce in Wal-Mart is not all that bad.
With recent studies declaring that sitting is bad for your health, period, those of us who make our living on our butts are in a heap of trouble. Could sitting really be as bad as smoking? Apparently it’s the truth. People who sit at a desk all day (like yours truly) are at an increased risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity, among other diseases.
What’s even scarier is that people who work sitting and still workout aren’t making a difference to their own health. Two hours of exercise a day wouldn’t even make a dent in 22 hours of sitting. So what the hell are we supposed to do? Quit our jobs and become bricklayers? I would so suck at that.