Many of us are making an effort to buy and eat more organic foods, but this can be challenging sometimes. Finding the food, paying the premium, knowing where it makes a big difference in quality, this slideshow from WebMD is a great, simple guide to organic eating.
In this article from Science Daily, television viewing was linked to unhealthy eating.
No surprise there, and the research didn’t answer the question as to whether viewing is the cause or the effect of the poor eating but the conclusions were clear:
In particular, television viewing was strongly associated with the consumption of energy-dense snacks, drinks and fast food, and a lower consumption of fruit and vegetables.
It was also interesting to note that the relationship existed across all the age and demographic groups and the researchers noted the critical role parents play in helping children establish healthy habits.
We at Xigo wish you all healthy and happy viewing with your families!
First we had the food pyramid that so many of us grew up with, and now we have the “plate” or MYPLATE, the US Government’s visual representation of good nutrition.
Today’s blog highlight’s an alternative view of the “plate” put together by Harvard University. This version emphasizes not only the type of food, but also the quality, and is something I think I could share with my kids so they could understand good nutritional choices.
You can view it here, tell us what you think!
We developed Xigo’s Daytime Restore for a simple reason, that our customers kept on asking for an energy product. With all the coffee shops, energy drinks and other assorted “boosters” out on the market we were surprised that such a need existed, but in retrospect, we realized that there had to be an answer beyond mere caffeine, which seems to be in everything these days.
Today’s Health Tip is an overview of the caffeine in various drinks, foods, medicines and even gums from the Mayo Clinic that can be read HERE. Knowledge is important, especially with something like caffeine which can be beneficial in the short term…but may catch up with you a bit later.
We hope this helps you make some informed choices.