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, August 11, 2011

Red Meat and Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes Risk

According to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating red meat, particularly processed red meats like bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, may increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Those who had one 3.5-ounce serving of red meat a day, such as steak or hamburger, were almost 20% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. But the big risk increase came from processed red mearts like bacon and hot dogs. Having two slices of bacon or one hot dog, led to a 51% increased risk for developing diabetes.

Oddly enough, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association stated that nothing in the study should change how people enjoy nutrient-rich beef as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Hmmm…

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