The Fast Food Combo That Causes You To Crave Another Fast Food Combo

No Artificial Sweeteners“Consuming aspartame along with carbohydrates like a double burger, large fries and a diet drink can lead to excess levels of phenylalanine in the brain. Phenylalanine blocks the production of serotonin in the brain, which causes an increased craving for carbohydrates, like another double burger, large fries, and diet drink. The whole thing becomes a vicious cycle.” -From, “Sweet Poison” By: Janet Hull

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Linkedin Tumblr Email

The Dangers Of Waxed Food

Waxed Apples“Avoid waxed foods. You can tell if something is waxed by smelling the stem; if it does not smell like the food, then it’s likely waxed. the problem with wax is that it locks in pesticides that can be found on fruits like apples, pears, and nectarines. Other big pesticide offenders include berries, potatoes, peppers, spinach, lettuce, and celery.

Here are the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide contents, if you’re not going to go organic:
Highest: Peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes.
Lowest: Onions, avocadoes, sweet corn, pineapples, mangoes, asparagus, sweet peas, kiwis, cabbage, eggplants.” -From the authors of the “You” series; Drs. Roizen & Oz

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Linkedin Tumblr Email

Can Curry Help Cure Cancer? (Throwback Post 11/2/09)

A team of British scientists claim that their experiments have shown that curry spice can kill off cancer cells.

According to The BBC, a team of scientists “found that curcumin (an extract found in the bright yellow curry spice, tumeric) started to kill cancer cells [with]in 24 hours [of contact]…The cells also began to digest themselves after the curcumin triggered lethal cell death signals.”

Curcumin is also being tested as a cure for dementia and arthritis.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Linkedin Tumblr Email