Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the planet. They come in their own yellow package, making them easy to take with you on the go. They offer loads of nutrients and contain carbohydrates, which are some of the reasons they’re so popular among athletes, but in order to get to their carb state, they must ripen. Once they do that, you may wonder how many carbs in a banana are there.
From the beginning of time—or at least since man discovered fire and our ancestor hunters came on the scene—humans all over the world have been boiling bones to glean their last bits of goodness after eating all the meat. Bone Broth is a time honored traditional food that seems to have hit the mainstream recently. It’s touted as a “superfood” by athletes, nutritionists, and even the New York Times. From Portland to NYC, Bone Broth bars are popping up across the country, with patrons lining up for their morning “cuppa.” Cuppa broth, that is.
Bone broth is an amazing nutritious substance that while certainly not new, is steadily gaining in popularity with a whole new generation of cooks and health & fitness enthusiasts. Even celebrities are speaking out about the benefits of bone broth nutrition. Basketball star Kobe Bryant and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Selma Hayak are just a few of the celebs who have publicly proclaimed the numerous health benefits of this ancient savory recipe.
There has been a lot of hub-bub about the benefits of bone broth in health circles lately. It is wise (and sane) not to immediately get on the bandwagon of every latest health fad. In the case of bone broth’s effect on the immune system, however, it is definitely worth a look. You may know that bone broth consumption has actually been around for thousands of years, but you might not know how bone broth can help specifically with cancer prevention and healing.
People who eat a lot of saturated fat - the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef - are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests. Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot of fat in their diets, people who ate the most total fat and saturated fat were 14 percent more likely to get lung malignancies, the study found. For current and former smokers, the added risk of a high fat diet was 15 percent.
Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that fuels your body. In fact, they represent over 50 percent of America’s daily calories. Carbs are a complicated mixture of sugars, nutrients, fiber and calories. But all carbs are not created equally. Too much pasta, cookies and starchy carbs can lead you down the road to stress, weight gain and overall poor health. So, when I found myself packing on the pounds, depressed and retaining water due to a sluggish thyroid, I decided to go cold turkey — literally.
It's no surprise — overweight children who don't properly learn self-regulating habits likely become obese adults. What is surprising is that one of the most common ways to help — restricting children's diets — actually compounds the problem.
That's the thrust of a new study by University of Illinois researchers who point to a disturbing pattern: Parents shame by withholding food due to weight gain, then children cope with the negative emotions by overeating.