I ran across two interesting infographics today that I thought you might enjoy reading. One is fresh and will help you to live longer, the other lasts forever, but will not help you to do the same.
The first is watermelon whose season is near its end in these waning days of summer. For the record, watermelon is one of my favorite foods. I eat some virtually every day of the year. I am fortunate that I have food markets here in Chicago that get watermelon sent up from Mexico in the winter months. I love its natural sweetness.
The second is about a non-health food: Twinkies which is never out of season because its shelf-life is infinite.
I wrote a while back – A Love Letter to Hostess Ho-Ho’s and Twinkies – NOT. I don’t love its unnatural sweetness.
Back in 2012 when the Hostess baking company was possibly going under, I wrote A Love Letter to Hostess Ho Ho’s and Twinkies – NOT. That included a breakdown of what makes Hostess Ho Ho’s empty-caloried junk food. You can read mine and decide which is scarier, the Ho Ho’s or Twinkies.
Herewith an infographic that takes apart Twinkies:
The new paradigm hypothesizes that sugar has adverse health effects above any purported role as “empty calories” promoting obesity. … Too much sugar does not just make us fat; it can also make us sick.
I have written about the ravages of sugar previously. Check out A love Letter to Hostess Ho Ho/s – NOT for further details.
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A recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
A recent study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk death from cardiovascular disease. The new study is significant because previous studies have linked higher intake of added sugar with cardiovascular disease risk factors; this new study actually measured the association of overconsumption with increased risk of death, not just risk factors, from cardiovascular disease. By “added sugar overconsumption,” the authors refer to a total daily consumption of sugars added to products during manufacturing (ie, not naturally occurring sugars, as in fresh fruit) in excess of dietary limits recommended by experts. Past concerns revolved around obesity and dental cavities as the main health hazards.
The JAMA study noted that among US adults, percentage of daily calories from added sugar increased from 16%…
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