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Is Drinking Fruit Juice As Good For You As Eating Fruit?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Short Answer: NO

Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit.

That's because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients like Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin C, and other Antioxidants are lost.

For comparison, a five-ounce glass of orange juice that contains 69 calories has .3 grams of dietary fiber and 16 milligrams of calcium, whereas an orange with the same number of calories packs 3.1 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.

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MISSDAISY23 7/26/2014 12:15AM

    That is correct! emoticon for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 9:32PM

    Thanks for the information!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/25/2014 7:39PM

    Patti,

Thank you for reinforcing what I already knew!!! It's a comfort to know that I'm on the right track!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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Do Nuts Make You Fat?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Short Answer: NO

As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat.
The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size.
Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They're also a good source of protein and fiber.
One study even found that WHOLE ALMONDS HAVE 20% LESS CALORIES than previously thought because a lot of the fat is excreted from the body.

S0...........enjoy.........but watch your portions.
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WESTERNSAGE 7/26/2014 1:44AM

    Regarding portion control: it's easier to control how many you eat if they are not salted!

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PATTISTAMPS 7/25/2014 1:45PM

    Portion Control is KEY!!! Almost anything can make you fat if you eat too much of it... And I should know, LOL...

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/25/2014 12:17PM

    Love to eat nuts but I do have trouble with portion control. Thanks for sharing.

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MARITIMER3 7/25/2014 11:34AM

    10 whole unsalted almonds are one of my "go-to" snacks.
Gail.

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BABYBARNEY 7/25/2014 7:42AM

    Portion distortion...so easy with nuts!!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/25/2014 2:49AM

    emoticon I love nuts but it's so easy to over indulge

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COLOR-BLUE 7/24/2014 10:47PM

    Patti,

emoticon I'm delighted to seed this post, as I sure do love my nuts
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Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/24/2014 10:35PM

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I just bought a bag of Cashews tonight @ Farm & Fleet for $5.00! They have the best nuts & some of the best sales!

LOVE my nuts!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 10:25PM

    Our brains actually benefit from that kind of fat!

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Do Sugary Soft Drinks Lead To Diabetes?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Short Answer: Yes

The majority of health research is STACKED AGAINST SUGAR-SWEETENED SODA. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.

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MARGEMF 7/24/2014 5:21PM

    Thank you for posting. emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 7/24/2014 12:59PM

    I really don't like soda with sugar, but I am not willing to give up my one can of Diet Coke per day. Moderation is the key! I do try to stay clear of sugar as much as possible, but I'm not a fanatic about it.

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ICECUB 7/24/2014 10:43AM

    THAT IS SCARY. AND TI THINK DIET DRINKS ARE WORSE FOR YOU.

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NEW-CAZ 7/24/2014 2:39AM

    It's so obvious isn't it really.
Soda cannot be good for you..........I reckon it should be banned LOL

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FINNLANA 7/23/2014 10:41PM

    I need to convince my kids about this, very difficult as they are still very young and feel invincible (stubborn)

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MISSDAISY23 7/23/2014 10:22PM

    Yes, it is so true! emoticon for sharing!


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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2014 9:51PM

    All I can say is my health improved immensely when I gave up the sugary soda AND the artificially sweetened ones, too

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AJB121299 7/23/2014 9:48PM

    Nice

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Is Walking As Effective As Running?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Short Answer: Yes

Studies have shown that how long you exercise---and thus how many calories you burn---is more important than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you.

A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.

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MISSDAISY23 7/22/2014 11:51PM

    Hi Patti,
Yes, I know this one too but thank you again for the reminder! So far, I can only walk as it has been so many years ago since I last run.
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    This is a great blog! Walking is wonderful! I find I am just not patient enough to do it... I want to go faster... that's when I started running! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2014 6:19PM

    That's good. I chose walking as it's a little gentler to my knees.

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MARGEMF 7/22/2014 4:29PM

    Thank you for posting. I used to enjoy walking but I need to get both knees replaced so walking far is no longer an option.

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GINNABOOTS 7/22/2014 3:32PM

    I started out as a walker and used to walk 8 miles 5 days a week. Eventually I started running because the walking just wasn't challenging enough. Now I am addicted to the runner's high I get, but I will admit it does bother my right hip every now and then, but so did walking 8 miles. Lately because of the heat I have been walking and I do love it too! I love any form of exercise though.

Thanks for the good information!

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    I'm a brisk walker! emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 7/22/2014 3:06PM

    I would love to run, but my body is just not designed for it! Even as a kid, and not overweight, running was hard for me. Now I know why, and I am ok with it. Walking is great! I am enjoying it. Not that I always feel like doing it, but once I am out there, it is lovely!

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LKBRIDGE 7/22/2014 2:50PM

    Running hurts my ankles, I am a walker. It's nice to know walking can be as effective as running! ;0)

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A Laugh For The Day........

Monday, July 21, 2014

All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was the one in charge.

"I should be in charge," said the BRAIN, "because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen."

"I should be in charge," said the BLOOD, "because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you'd all waste away."

"I should be in charge," said the STOMACH, "because I process food and give all of you energy."

"I should be in charge," said the LEGS, "because I carry the body wherever it needs to go."

"I should be in charge," said the EYES, "because I allow the body to see where it goes."

"I should be in charge," said the RECTUM, "because I'm responsible for waste removal."

All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him. So in a huff, he shut down tight.
Within a few days, the BRAIN had a terrible headache, the STOMACH was bloated, the LEGS got wobbly, the EYES got watery, and the BLOOD was toxic.
They all decided that the rectum should be the boss.

The MORAL of the story?
Even though the others do all the work.......
The A_ _ H_ _ _ is usually in charge.

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PATTISTAMPS 7/22/2014 12:20PM

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    yup!

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    LOL...I so needed this today!!! emoticon

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