April 20, 2010

Chocolate is Good for You?

Filed under: blood pressure,chocolate,high cholesterol,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:14 am

Dark chocolate, which has 65 percent or higher amount of cocoa, if eaten in moderation has many
health benefits.

It has some of the most influence on the circulatory system. Dark chocolate has the ability to lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. It can actually reduce bad cholesterol, LDL, up to 10%.

For many people chocolate is a feel-good-food. Here’s why. Chocolate encourages the production of endorphin which gives you a good feeling. Due to this quality and because of serotonin, a component of chocolate, dark chocolate even acts as an anti-depressent. So next time you are feeling down, you know what to do.

A common remark that people make about chocolate is that they will gain weight by eating it. This is true. In order to get the benefits from dark chocolate you have to eat it in moderation. You could try convincing yourself otherwise by knowig that only 1/3 of the fat from dark chocolate is actually bad for you. As well, when eating dark chocolate, make sure not to drink milk with it. Doing this rids you of the benefits you would have gotten from the chocolate. This is because the milk can prevent antioxidants from being absorbed, thus make the dark chocolate of no use besides calories eaten.

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April 19, 2010

Health Benefits of Eating Tofu

Filed under: cholesterol,heart disease,osteoporosis,protein,tofu,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 2:27 pm


Tofu is a soft cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk. It is low in fat, and is a very low-calorie food with numerous health benefits for the body. However, the majority of people do not eat tofu because they do not like the taste of it or are too afraid to try it because of its texture. Formost, tofu is an acquired taste. It definitely is worth it.

Tofu contains an immense amount of nutrients. Protein is one of the most important, especially inregards to vegetarians who do not get their protein from meat. The protein from tofu is even better than some meats, making it a fantastic alternative. Think about how much less fat you are consuming! For all those people who want to become more muscular or “buff” as they say it, this is perfect for you.

Not only is it a great source of protein, but tofu is also an exceptional source of iron, copper, omega-3 fats, selenium, and calcium. The calcium in tofu helps prevent osteoporosis. Eating tofu in general because of all its components has shown a lower risk of getting cancer.

Furthermore, tofu can lessen the chance of getting heart disease. It does this by reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is cholesterol that is not good for the body, while maintaininglevels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is essentially “good” cholesterol. All in all, tofu can reduce LDL by 35% to 40%.

You know the benefits it has, so try it for yourself. There are numerous flavors and textures in which you can buy tofu, so see what works for you.

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April 15, 2010

Getting the Perfect Tan – Safely

As summer looms over the horizon of April and May, there is always the anticipation of pulling out those summer outfits that always seem to look their best with a deeper and darker skin tone. By the time summer rolls around, it’s always nice to feel the sun, and enjoy the tan that it leaves on your skin. To achieve this “perfect tan”, there are several methods; some like to tan the natural way, while others prefer synthetic methods such as using tanning beds and tanning products. However, not all of these methods have your skin in their best interest.

How does tanning work?

When you tan naturally, the sun’s rays penetrate your skin on two different levels. The sun’s rays are separated into two categories; the UVB rays, which have a tendency to burn the upper layers of your skin; and the UVA rays, which penetrate the lower layers in your skin and activate the melanin pigments that cause your skin to become darker. Though these UVA rays are most effective in darkening your skin, in large amounts they can cause serious skin damage that may lead to conditions such as skin cancer and melanoma.

Tanning beds may seem like a safer bet, as the rays that are synthetically created in tanning booths aren’t the same as those that are created by the sun. In fact, tanning booths are more dangerous than leaving your house without sunscreen on. This is because the ultraviolet UVA rays that are used tanning beds are extremely similar to the rays of the sun, and in a much higher concentration. The synthetic ultraviolet rays leave your skin with a burn in its lower layers, and although you may not be able to see it, the tanning bed rays will leave your skin thinner, making it more difficult to heal.

Safe Tanning

Tanning the natural way isn’t always unsafe, in fact, by wearing sunscreen, you lessen your risk of skin cancer by a significant amount. If you’re afraid of remaining pale because of the sunscreen, don’t worry because your sunblock acts as an agent to divert harmful rays from penetrating your skin, and you will still receive a long lasting and even tan.

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities retain their suntans during the winter months, their secret is not in their expensive beachfront homes, rather, many simply use sunless tanning products. A sunless tanning product may come in the form of a spray or lotion, and will provide you with a darker skin tone – minus the harmful effects. If you’re worried about streaking or an uneven tan, just relax, because many sunless tanning products have been on the market for years now, and are much more user-friendly than the old prototypes.

In the end, tanned skin isn’t as healthy as regular skin. By taking steps to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, or using other medicines that will protect your skin from sun, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy, without the harmful effects that may lead to skin cancer.

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April 8, 2010

Getting Rid of the Clown


For years, Ronald McDonald has been the face of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Recently though, there has been a very serious push to send Ronald into retirement. With the current obesity problem, especially among young children, many people believe it’s time for Ronald to go.

Personally, I’m no big fan of Ronald McDonald, but I also don’t believe he is entirely to blame here. Yes, McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest food for anyone to eat, but that doesn’t mean you should blame the company for your weight problems, or the weight problems your children are now facing. You have to make the decision about your life. If you choose to eat unhealthy all the time, you must be willing to accept the consequences of your actions.

As for those parents placing total blame on the curly haired clown, maybe you should ask who bought the food for your child, who continually gave unhealthy food to your child? Parents need to realize they are responsible for their children as well as themselves. Small children don’t know that eating McDonald’s every day isn’t healthy. We as adults need to explain this to them and control what kinds of food they are eating.

Sure McDonald’s isn’t healthy food, but sitting outside tanning in the sun isn’t either. Pretty soon we’ll be suing the sun for giving us skin cancer. We need to start accepting that maybe something’s are our fault and that we should take some actual responsibility, that’s part of growing up that most of us haven’t been able to understand.

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