Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Dunkin Donuts Menu to Launch on August 6

Dunkin Donut was known as one of the most favorite food chains to provide deliciously baked donuts in the entire globe. With their mouth-watering donut creations, Dunkin Donuts has become one of the establishments that kids and adults truly adore.

And since all of us love Dunkin Donuts, they wanted to return the favor to us customers. New York City has become the center of their upcoming launch for Dunkin Donut’s latest healthier food option. On august 6, they will now offer “DDSmart” which is actually flatbread sandwiches made with egg whites. Consumers have these two deliciously prepared options – sausage egg-white or vegetable sandwich. Aside from this all-new Dunkin Donut creation, people can expect a healthier option simply because both of these flatbread sandwiches have less than 300 calories with 9 grams of fat or less.

Now you can add another option to regular healthy diet. Especially that even the executive chef of Dunkin Donuts stated that they will be staying very true to their brand and very true to their heritage.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Green Tea is the Answer for Heart Diseases

This is good news for everyone especially those who were frightened by heart diseases. A Greek researcher found out that green tea may help prevent heart diseases. According to Charalambos Vlachopoulos’ studies, drinking few cups of this green tea a day is a good dose especially for an individual with heart-related health problems. He even said that green tea improves blood flow as well as the ability of arteries to relax.

Research also shows that not only the green tea provides a lot of benefits for cardiovascular health but the black tea as well. However, most Greek researchers believe that green tea is better than the other kind of tea because it has higher quantities of beneficial compound called flavonoids.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sunlight to Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Since I was mesmerized with most of Dr. Mercola’s online articles, I was even inspired to make a reaction towards this cancer-related video. This is one of the health issues that really capture my attention as a health-conscious person.

As we all know, the most famous Vitamin D provider is the sun. Huge help to those people who are having deficiency in Vitamin D comes from the freshness that the sunlight brings. In fact, Dr. Mercola even stated that the amount of Vitamin D you receive everyday can provide defense to about 15 types of cancer. According to statistics, smoking is apparently the common cause of cancer in the United States. With enough amount of daily sunlight plus a healthy diet, an individual can definitely prevent the cause of any type of cancer.

It is a good thing that I found this video directly from the Mercola website. I now recognized that a person must acquire 2,000 to 4,000 IU/day to reduce the risk of cancer for up to 50%. I now have enough knowledge about the great benefits of having enough exposure to the sun but of course, must not also be excessive because it is unhealthy as well.

If you are also curious about some health insights from Dr. Joseph Mercola, want to acquire the most current health topics or would like to know some tips that will help you in any way, then just drop by the Mercola website and I can assure you of such an informative source!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tofu Increases Memory Loss

Have you eaten this famous and delicious Chinese origin cake made of soybean curd? Well, if you happen to eat in a fancy Chinese or even Japanese restaurant, most of the foods they serve include tofu in their recipe.

Tofu is actually a soft cheese-like food which is extremely a versatile kind of food due to its low-calorie, high-protein, cholesterol-free content. It is a food made from curdled soy milk which is actually creamy white with a sliceable firmness.

But even though this food is naturally known as an excellent protein source, some experts say that this delicious soy product might be risky for your memory. Their studies have shown that more than 700 elderly Indonesians, particularly at the age of 68 and beyond, found that high tofu consumption (at least once a day) was associated with worse memory. Experts added that soy contains phytoestrogens, which may heighten the risk of dementia.

On the other hand, it is good news that “tempeh” is here to save us from worries. Research also shows that tempeh, which is a fermented soy product made from the whole soy bean, provides substances that is associated with better memory. This is due to the high levels of the vitamin folate present in each of these fermented soy products. Folate is generally known as a great substance to reduce the risk of dementia.

That’s why we don’t have to worry at all because only when we eat healthy should we live healthy. So make sure to eat healthy foods and have a healthy diet all the time. This way, you can simply attain a healthy lifestyle!

I found this article on the website of Dr. Joseph Mercola and it captures my attention because I always eat tofu. Now, I realized why sometimes I easily forget things or it's hard for me to remember some important things that I need. You can also subscribe to his newsletter for the new articles he published.