Tagged: obesity

NAACP Joins Fight Against New York City Soda Ban

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The NAACP has joined the ranks of those opposed to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary sodas. The organization’s New York chapter claimed in court on Wednesday that while obesity is a significant problem in the black and Latino community but the ban would “would disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses, which faced competition from larger convenience stores like 7-Eleven that would be exempt from the soda restrictions because of a quirk in New York’s regulatory structure.” Continue reading

VIDEO: Dr Mark Hyman- “The Blood Sugar Solution”

Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman had a special on PBS last night called “The Blood Sugar Solution” discussing the diabetes and obesity epidemic in this country. He points to what I’ve been pointing to for a long time now, diet is so important. A good diet could lower your medical bills and expenses and while exercise is important, diet is a bigger issue than lack of exercise. It’s a better way to address the root causes of chronic illness.

5 Things You Need To Know About High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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Cause you need to know…

  What is high-fructose corn syrup? 

High-fructose corn syrup is a mixture of fructose and glucose (both types of sugar) that is considerably sweeter than regular table sugar. As is suggested by the name, HFCS usually contains more fructose than glucose, and can overwhelm the body’s ability to process it. Continue reading

New York Area McDonald’s To Automatically Offer Fruit In All Happy Meals

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Starting today all McDonald’s in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will offer fruit automatically in their Happy Meals as a part of McDonald’s new “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice”. The initiative is supposed to “help” customers make more nutrition minded choices but I’d say if you chose to go to McDonald’s the first thought on your mind wasn’t nutrition. Continue reading

Burger King Fires “The King”, Switches To “Healthier” Fast Food Image

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When I was a kid in the 90s, Burger King had some seriously recognizable ad appeal. The BK Kid’s Club with the golden cardboard crowns and array of crazy characters was alluring to any and all 5 to 10 year olds. Fast forward to the mid 2000’s when Burger King was losing grip on the fast food market and introduced “The King”. It undoubtedly had a magnetism for teens who found the characters’ bizarre antics entertaining, but apparently, ‘The King’ just wasn’t entertaining enough. Burger King revealed the character received his pink slip and would now be replaced with a pseudo-Subway approach to advertisement; fresh ingredients. Continue reading

VIDEO: Fat Joe Drops 88 Pounds, Explains Made Him Do It

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“I’m addicted to food; I love food,” said Fat Joe, whose real name is Joe Cartagena. “It’s like a crack addict – he hits rock bottom and he says, ‘All right, forget it. I’m not going to get high anymore.’” -Fat Joe

Fat Joe recently dropped 88lbs and revealed his new physique in his latest video “Drop A Body”. Joe, who once topped the scales at 425 lbs, is now around Continue reading

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