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!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Great news for coffee lovers...

A new study reported  online May 11 in Breast Cancer Research among almost 6000 Swedish women found that heavy coffee drinkers were far less likely to have an agressive form ( ER-Negative) of breast cancer.  

5,929 Swedish women, aged 50 to 74, about half of whom had breast cancer,
completed questionnaires which were used to assess behavioral and health characteristics. Factors assessed included smoking and drinking patterns, physical activity routines, family history of breast cancer, hormone therapy protocols, nutritional intake, body mass index, education level and coffee consumption habits. In the women who had cancer, tumor status and breast cancer type were also noted.
The findings? Drinking coffee was linked to a "strong reduction" in risk for ER-negative breast cancer. Women who drank five cups of coffee a day had a 33 percent to 57 percent lower risk for ER-negative cancer than did those who drank less than one cup a day.

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