GOING NUTS To Live Longer

Nuts and Seeds are some of the healthiest foods offered by nature. They can help regulate blood sugar levels, decrease hunger urges, control inflammation, keep your bodily functions regular and help keep you young.

They contain large amounts of fiber, which keeps you full longer and can gives you lasting energy. The healthy fats they provide have an anti-inflammatory affect. They are high in Vitamins E and Zinc, which are great for skin, hair and nail health. These act as anti-oxidants, which help fight free radicals. Free radicals are created when you exercise, eat poorly, smoke, drink alcohol and are exposed to chemical, physical and emotional stressors. The omega 3 fatty acids in nuts and seeds help to fight depression and anxiety.

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Eat Cherries for a Health

The cherry is a stone fruit, in the same family with plums, apricots, and peaches. The majority of edible cherries have been derived from two species:  the wild cherry (sweet cherries like Bing and Rainier) and  – the sour cherry (like the Morello varieties).  Most sour cherries here in the U.S. are grown in Michigan with some growing on the East coast as well, and sweet cherries are grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Michigan.1 Cherries, especially sour cherries, have a short growing season.  Sweet cherries are generally available between May to August, and sour cherries are available for just a couple of weeks either in mid-June (in warmer areas) or either July-August (in cooler areas).2

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Alcohol And Breast Cancer

Alcohol and health. Good for you, bad for you. Back and forth the debate rages. Some studies indicate that moderate drinking improves health and extends life (particularly in terms of heart health), whereas other studies indicate it may be implicated in an increased risk of breast cancer for women — one of the leading causes of cancer death in women around the world. In recent years, there’s been some focus on what women can do to decrease their risk of breast cancer — such as breastfeeding and eating a good diet. But one thing they’ve been consistently urged to do is stop drinking alcohol. And now new studies may reinforce that conclusion, while at the same time helping shed some light on exactly how alcohol affects the body and raises the risk of breast cancer.

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Eggs have long been touted as a cholesterol enhancer. You were led to believe for years that eggs are not good for only in moderation. Well let’s dispel this old wives tail once and for all.

Eggs can be high in the pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid, partly because chickens are fed soy and corn rather than their natural diet. One large conventional egg, to be exact, contains a woefully imbalanced 574 mg of omega-6s and 37 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.

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