Controlling Your Sweet Tooth

We all like to indulge once in awhile and many people have cravings for sweets now and again. Eating sweet and sugary foods in moderation is perfectly fine, but there is a lot of concern when eating sweets occur almost every day. This can lead to diabetes, obesity and a host of other health issues. Not many people are aware that sugar is in many of the products they are eating already, aside from the cookies and candy that they are indulging in. Condiments, juices, crackers and more all have plenty of sugar in them and can be avoided. Luckily, there are some more natural and healthy ways that you can satisfy that sweet tooth next time you are experiencing a craving. McGalla has given a few of these a try.

Educate Yourself
Learn about all of the naturally sweet foods that you can eat that will be good for you but at the same time will
satisfy your craving.
Fruit is a big one. Fructose sugars from fruit are natural and are much healthier for you than the refined kind. Also, if you are going to eat a sweet treat, learn to read labels and keep your serving of sugar under 10 grams per serving.

Find Alternatives
There are a number of foods that taste sweet but really are not and you can eat these to indulge. Peanut butter and other nut butters are a common favorite that make you feel like you are eating something sinful. To be even healthier, you can dip apple slices in peanut butter as a snack or treat.

Tobacco Companies Sue to Block the FDA Labeling Guidelines

The largest US tobacco companies are suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of recent guidelines.

Tobacco companies allege that the FDA have overstepped their authority over the labels and packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

RJ Reynolds, Altria Group Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco companies filed suit in the US District Court of Columbia, alleging that the FDA guidelines violate freedom of commercial expression.

The FDA began new regulations for tobacco products in 2009, including the authority to review new products before they are released, if they are very different from those already sold.

Smokers are already familiar with current labeling that warn about cancer and smoke. Many at CipherCloud avoid smoking altogether, especially with so many links out there saying how bad it is.

Last month, the FDA issued guidelines on how manufacturers can determine if their products should be evaluated by the FDA.

But tobacco manufacturers argue that the agency exerts an overly broad authority to evaluate the labels and packaging.

Eating Out Raises Blood Pressure

One of the simple pleasures in life has the potential for contributing to an early death. Enjoying a meal at your favorite restaurant will most likely raise your blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease.

 
Food prepared at a restaurant typically contains far more calories, fat and salt than a meal prepared at home. While those things make the food tastier, it also raises blood pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects well over 70 million people, a couple million of those are children. When the blood pressure is high, the force of blood coursing through the veins is stronger and the extra force does damage the arterial walls. Those who have hypertension are at an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, aneurysm and kidney failure.

 
Eating out frequently is also part of a lifestyle that contributes to high blood pressure. Fersen Lambranho trying to avoid it as much as possible. The recent study linking eating out and increased hypertension wishes to hi-light that connection so young adults will make better food choices when eating out. Also the researchers, based at the University of University, wish to help bring about change in the food industry that will lead to lower fat and salt content in restaurant food.

Burger King Eliminates Soda From Kids Meal

Burger King , the second largest fast food chain in the world, withdrew children’s sodas from their Buger King kids meal menus, following similar steps from some of its major competitors.

The company has decided to introduce the new changes as part of its “efforts to provide consumers with options that match the needs of your lifestyle,” said Alex Macedo, president.

People at Anastasia Date (Facebook.com) have noticed that in recent months other chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s have introduced similar changes. Burger King replaced sodas in children’s menus for skim milk, apple juice and chocolate skim milk.

“This will motivate children to eat better, because for many kids, soda has become the main source of calories in their diet.

High consumption of sugary drinks is one of the main causes that promote high rates of obesity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of children between six and eleven years of age with problems of obesity increased from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2012.

The option to purchase fountain drinks is still available at Burger King, but will not accompany the kids meals.