A new study followed soda and diet soda drinkers and startlingly the diet soda drinks experienced a 70% increase (!!!) in waist circumference. Crazy! Maybe it’s the false sense of sweets, or maybe the cheating that follows after having the “good” soda or the lack of drinking healthy options like water and low fat/skim milk. Crazy numbers, though, eh?
“Getting Canadians off their butts and physically active for 15 minutes each day would eliminate obesity in about one million adults, while adopting a healthy diet could add another 362,000 to that number, a new report concludes.” The Toronto Star, Health Zone
“As of next summer in the U.S., products that have a sun protection factor below 15 and don’t protect against skin cancer and early skin aging will have to have a warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”
Healthzone, The Toronto Star
What does a good sunscreen have?
Daily SPF of 15
Broad sprectrum (block UVA and UVB rays)
Apply before putting on your clothes, get ears, scalp, feet and tops of knees
Contain avobenzone, ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide
Reapplied every 2 hours, after sweating or going in water
Processed foods can seem cheap but work out the cost per meal and the cost to your health, and good food isn’t that expensive. My fave foods are eggs, oatmeal, brocolli and apples. I use my crock pot with cheap cuts of meat and through in some potatos and carrots. I buy lots of frozen berries when they are on sale.
Men’s Health worked out what are the cheap healthy foods compared to their processed counterparts. Click here!
The list includes:
- Canola oil
- Frozen blueberries
- Pork loin chops
- Top sirloin
- Chicken leg
- Farmed catfish