CHANGE â€˜Breast Cancer Awareness Monthâ€™ to â€˜Breast Cancer PREVENTION Monthâ€™ Itâ€™s time. The tools are at hand. It just takes our combined efforts. Drs Cedric Garland, UCSD School of Medicine and Tracey Oâ€™Connor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute will present information…
Processed foods account for more than 90 percent of the money Americans spend on their meals.
About one-quarter of the calories consumed by the average American is in the form of added sugars â€“ the majority of which comes from high fructose corn syrup.
If you need to lose weight, or if you want to avoid diabetes and heart disease, fructose is one type of sugar youâ€™ll want to avoid, particularly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.
Part of what makes High Fructose Corn Syrup such a dangerous sweetener is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar.
You are probably well aware of the Super-Size-Me trap at fast food restaurants, but it may not occur to you that eating at sit-down restaurants will also lead to consuming inferior food, and far more calories, than eating at home.
Restaurant meals can be highly deceptive, not only due to the fact that you don’t really know what’s in that meal, but you may also overindulge, eating more than your fill. Research shows that it actually takes you longer to reach fullness when you’re served a larger than normal portion of food.
Additionally, when the plate comes stacked to the hilt, many have trouble leaving food on their plates. In one survey, 67 percent of participants said that they finish their entrees when eating out all or most of the time. Most restaurants serve very large portions, it’s no wonder we are having weight problems in the U.S.
American meal portions have steadily increased, and our waistlines have expanded accordingly.
Back in 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately concluded that carbohydrates are the reason why Americans, men and women have been gaining weight.