Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Experts say...get moving and stay alive!

Here's another great reason to make exercise part of your routine…slashing the risk of colorectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancers are among the most prevalent cancers in the US. These cancers are more common in people whose diets are high in fat and low in fiber. A recent study of over 150,000 men and women examined the effect of consistent exercise on the risk of dying from colon cancer. Over a ten year follow-up period, it was found that those who exercised consistently for at least ten years had the lowest risk of colon cancer death. It was also found that being physically active even after the diagnosis can reduce the risk of recurrence and death! These findings highlight the importance of lifelong physical activity to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Wolin KY, Patel AV, Campbell PT, et al. Change in physical activity and colon cancer incidence and mortality. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Dec2010;19(12):3000-4.

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