This time of year is full of temptation when it comes to foods! Fall is filled with socializing with friends and family, and that tends to be accompanied by sugary, calorie laden foods. If you are trying not to gain weight and, more importantly, stay healthy, this can be a difficult time.
Next time you are craving something, try reaching for a food that is full of flavor instead of empty sugar calories or processed ingredients. Using herbs, spices, and other seasonings will help flavor your food without adding extra sodium, calories, sugar, or fat. Not only that, but herbs and spices can be healthful as well as flavorful. Many combat chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease by regulating blood sugar levels, combatting inflammation and improving cholesterol levels.
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This week the World Health Organization published a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on the health risks associated with processed meats and red meats. (IARC was established 50 years ago through a resolution of the World Health Assembly as a functionally independent cancer agency under the auspices of WHO.) Chicago headlines this week are reporting "Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, WHO declares." That's enough to get anyone's attention! But is that the complete story? Read More