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 15, 2011

From Mice to Men? Diet Patterns in Pregnancy Have Lasting Impact on Offspring...

An animal study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet ( Think Western Pattern Diet...or Standard American Diet) causes oxidative stress—an excess of deleterious free radicals—during pregnancy, predisposing the offspring to obesity and diabetes. Feeding rats antioxidants before and during pregnancy completely prevented obesity and glucose intolerance in their offspring.
If the results in animals prove to be similar in humans, the research may have implications for reducing obesity rates in children.
Jolie says...Don't wait for a similar human study..we rarely get such good pregnancy research funded in nutrition...Mom's to be...boost your antioxidant intake with nourishing fruits and veggies, think Mediterranean Diet... take Omega 3's and take a high quality prenatal.

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