Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One-Third of Heart Attacks - Triggered by Junk Food.

"Canadian scientists said Monday that more than one third of all heart attacks worldwide are cause by Western diets containing high amounts of meat, salt and fried foods."

"Dr. Salim Yusuf at McMaster University in Ontario, and his team surveyed more than 16,000 patients, 5,700 of who had just experienced their first heart attack. The researchers obtained blood samples and had each participant complete a detailed survey about their eating habits between February 1999 and March 2003."

"Dr. Yusuf's team found that participants who consumed more fruits and vegetables lowered their risk of a heart attack by 30 percent compared with those who ate little or none of these foods."

"Approximately 80 percent of global cardivascular disease burden occurs in low-and middle income countries."

(Source by Red Orbit)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slim With NIM: Chicken and Red Lentil Soup

2 Celery Stalks, Coarsely Chopped
1 Medium Onion, (Cooking), Coarsely Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled Chopped
1 DRYTSP. Curry Powder
1/2 tsp. Ginger, Chopped
1/2 DRYTSP. Cumin
1/4 DRYTSP. Red Pepper, (Crushed and Dried)
3/4 Cup Red Lentils, Dry
700 ml. Chicken Broth (can use the dry low sodium kind mixed with water)
16 Oz Meat - Chicken - Boneless, Skinless, Breasts
2 tsp. Tomato Paste
500 ml Water (Cold)
1 Sprig Green Onion, Chopped for Garnish
2 tsp. Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
1/2 tsp. Salt (Kosher)

Serves: 4

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the celery, onion, garlic, curry powder, ginger, cumin, and pepper flakes. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables have softened.
3. Stir in the lentils and place the whole chicken breasts on top. Add the broth.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato paste with the water then stir into the vegetable mixture.
5. Partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the chicken is cooked through.
6. Remove the pot from the heat. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with a fork.
7. Return the shredded chicken back to the pot and add the salt.
8. Evenly divide the soup into bowls.
9. Sprinkle the scallion on top for garnish.

400 Units A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

The suggested daily amount of Vitamin D is now 400 units.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics; "kids from newborns to teenagers should take twice as much Vitamin D as previously recommended because it may help prevent serious disease." (It also keeps your bones strong!)

In addition to finding Vitamin D in Milk, tuna and of course the Sun, the remanding necessary amount can be found in tablets or drops.

(Source by The Washington Post)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Message From The Queen.

"For me, it's not about a body image thing. I feel pretty confident. I do realize I'm a role model to a lot of people, and I've been a role model for confidence. I feel being a healthier person is a good thing. If I can set the example for confidence on the inside, why not set it for confidence on the outside as well?"

Queen Latifah on personally loosing weight.

(Source by HollyScoop)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just A Reminder...

...that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the time to show your support and make a donation - (or at least wear some pink!)

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 182,460 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S for women.

(Source by eFlux Media)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dieting Dolphins?

At the Kinosaki Marine World in Japan, Dolphins are on a special diet because they are unable to perform tricks.

A message posted by an aquarium zoo keeper asked park attendees' "to please be lenient with them as they are making efforts to lose weight."

So in case you've been feeling down about adding some extra pounds over the summer -remember the dolphins are on your side!

(Source by The Telegraph)