Back more than six years ago, the primary focus of this blog was weight loss pure and simple. In the course of writing about weight loss, I found myself opening up to the concept of good health and long life and the idea of simply losing weight diminished in value. In my mind the positive aim of healthy living easily trumped the negative and short range goal of simply dropping some unwanted pounds. Now, it seems that Baylor University has determined that looking on the positive side worked far better than the avoidance, or negative side in their studies.
Baylor reported that, many diet plans are doomed from the start.
The reason? Dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
Conversely, successful dieters focus on adding healthy foods – foods that they actually like, said Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Baylor. She is the lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. Continue reading
All hail to Kale! As a person late to the joys of salads, I have only recently learned about the benefits of adding Kale to my diet.
For a sweet treat that’s hard to beat in the summer, I recommend peaches. Isn’t it neat to know that they strengthen the heart, boost immunity and aid in digestion BESIDES being melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Following is another infographic with a list of superfoods that can help you live longer. The data for each is on the brief side. Here are some links for further details, What is a Healthy Way to Handle Food Cravings?
Are Chia Seeds Good for You?
Coconut Oil – Why You Should Include it in Your Diet.
Our Better Health
By Kris Gunnars
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day.
In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely.
The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients.
These are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on the planet.
Not all fish is created equal.
Salmon, and other fatty types of fish, contain the greatest amount of Omega-3s.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for the optimal function of your body. They’re linked to improved wellbeing and a lower risk of many serious diseases.
Although salmon is mainly prized for its beneficial composition of fatty acids, it also packs a massive amount of other nutrients.
A 100 gram piece of wild salmon contains 2.8 grams of Omega-3s…
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These are all available at your local grocer, so you can start today.
Please don’t forget that intelligent eating is only half the answer for good health and weight control. You also need to work out. Exercise doesn’t just help you to keep your weight and waistline down, it slows aging, reduces stress and even creates new brain cells to keep your brain clicking along, too. Check out my Page – Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise) for more useful information.
Have a great day!
Although this blog is based in Utah, the ideas about nutrition, appreciation and preparation are totally on point. Good recipes, too.
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Another fine food for thought infographic. Never forget that healthy eating is healthy aging.
The only thing missing is coconut oil. Check out Why Should I Try Coconut Oil? for more details.