Rethink What You Drink
Between an 8oz glass of orange juice to a 24oz can of soda, one person can drink between six to eighteen teaspoons of sugar. One may not think that a can of soda a day will hurt a person greatly; but that person is wrong. If you consume one non-diet soda, sugary sport or energy drink, even juice, it can increase your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, even leading to chronic problems down the road. Even drinking a Five-Hour Energy or Monster in the morning everyday can lead to a caffeine related death. Keeping up homework, going to practice after school and maintaining a social life, a day being a teenager can be draining. We stay up late texting or studying for a test at the last minute, and sleep is not our number one priority. Yes, we wake up the next morning wishing we did not stay up so late, but there is always a cure for that. Almost one third of 12 to 24 year olds said they regularly down an energy drink in the morning. There is nothing wrong with consuming a Starbucks coffee or Five-Hour energy shot in the morning if it is the only thing that will keep us going. The sugar and caffeine in juice, energy drinks and coffee is one of the main factors that keep us teens moving at the pace we do. There are juices, diet sodas and energy drinks that have an okay amount of sugar and caffeine in them to where we could have one a day, and never be harmed. The National Health and Nutrition Exanimation Survey and Nutrition Services worker, Cheri Collier states, “A “sugary drink” is known as fruit drinks, soda, energy and sport drinks and sweetened bottles of water and also coffee beverages” (Gann) The consumption of sugary drinks remains high today. In fact, over a half of the American population has a sugary drink almost every day. Lisa Cimperman, registered dietitian for University Hospitals Case Medical Center said, “Many people consume too many calories each day; Liquid calories don’t make you feel full....
...You Are WhatYou Eat
I. Think it's organic? Think again.
II. Today we are going to talk about what makes a food organic and the changes in the industry.
III. We are going to explore
A. "Purists" view on what makes a food organic.
B. "Big Box" influence on organics.
C. Organic Standards
I. Purists have a higher expectation of what organic means.
A. Organics must be grown without man-made chemicals such as synthetic fertilizers and
pesticides. They should not be genetically modified .
B. Livestock should be free of hormones, antibiotics and radiation and should have access to
the outdoors and be fed organic feed.
C. Purists believe in the ethical treatment of employees and livestock with the goal of selling
locally to minimize the use of fossil fuels that would be used in transporting product longer
II. Food Chains jump on the wagon for big profits.
A. With the growing popularity of organics and public demand, the big box businesses
recognize a profit opportunity and have begun buying up the original, small, organic farms
and manufacturers. Kellogg now owns Bear Naked and Kashi. General Mills, Kraft and Coca
Cola are in on it too.
B. Corporate executives are picking up seats on the 15 member Board of Directors that
determine organic standards. These positions were...
... “You are whatyou eat”
Did you know that 31.8 percent of the children in America are overweight, and 16.9 percent of that 31.8 percent is considered to be obese? Though America is not the only country with an obesity rate over 20 percent, America definitely takes the lead. Some seem to believe that Americans are overweight because we are spoiled as a whole. While others may believe that,you are whatyou eat. Meaning if you over eat you will be overweight. Personally, I have to agree with the statement stating, “You are whatyou eat.” Some opposing my argument may believe that, you can eat whatyou want if you work out. Some even believe that you can eat whatyou want if you have a fast metabolism. But, it is a fact that you can be as skinny as you want to be, and still be unhealthy.
Most people including the medical community equate lower weight with better health, but researchers say that, there is a thing as healthy obesity. Meaning, you can be as big as a house but be the healthiest person on the planet. Some people’s weight may be hereditary, others may be dealing with depression, bad eating habits or simply...
...It can be fascinating how when you look at someone's receipts, you can what kind of person they are. My own receipts over the past few months, for example, can show a lot about who I am and what I like to do. Listed with different titles of many movies and how much I paid for them, once can clearly realize through these paper strips that I have been a very serious movie watcher of action movies, movies in which the good guy is the hero.
When I was in Saudi Arabia, during my teen years, I use to own a huge collection of video tapes of movies, especially American movies, of many genres. I enjoyed getting the latest movies too, whether I watched in the movie theatre or not. When it came to watching movies about good guys versus bad guys, I always prefer the good. That definitely says something about who I am and what kind of person I want to be. Few movie watchers might find themselves in situations comparable to my own, but each person would gain from looking at the choices they make in movies and which side they want to take, good or bad. It might sound very silly to some, but movies can really teach us something about our own personalities and image.
I personally want to be the hero who beat the bad guy and saved the day, and often the guy who would do everything he can to help others and/or myself. In historical action movies such as Brave Heart, I had a great desire to end the sufferings of the...
...Personality: What makes you the way you are? - Science News - The Independent
At some point in your life, you've probably filled in a personality questionnaire ("Do you see yourself as....?"), and wondered as you ticked the boxes if there can really be any validity to such a simplistic way of assessing people. Surely the scores just reflect your mood on the day, or whatyou want the investigator to think. Surely everyone gives the same answer, which is "it depends". Or even if the scores measure something, surely it is how the person sees themselves, rather than how they actually are. In a new book, I examine what the extent of the science underlying personality psychology really is. The answer is: more than you would think. While it has always been popular in business and pop psychology, and within academic psychology, personality research has been a poor relation to the parts of the discipline with experiments and hard objective measures. However, this is changing fast. The field of personality is undergoing a renaissance. The reasons for the renaissance are several. Academics now have some really good long-term studies of the same individuals, and it turns out that those brief, simplistic, pencil-and-paper questionnaires have surprisingly useful properties. They produce a wide range of selfdescriptions. The responses are fairly repeatable over...
...“Tell me whatyou eat and I will tell youwhatyou are.” This simple yet compelling aphorism was written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in one of his most prominent books, the notorious Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante in 1826. It was so cogent in that era that it is still used today, especially among cooks. Alternatively, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote in an essay entitled Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism in 1864 that a “man is what he eats”.
According to phrases.org.uk, the saying “You are whatyou eat” denotes that in order for one to be fit and healthy, one needs to eat good food. This means that the type and amount of food one consumes has a large impact on what one’s state of mind and health is. For instance, if a man endlessly consumes junk food everyday, junk enters his system, runs through his veins and circulates around his entire system. He will start to think of junk, and soon enough, behave like junk. This illustration can be made clear as “garbage in, garbage out”.
Different kinds of food have distinct types and amounts of nutrients. In the world we live in today, the vast range of food available to us is limitless as compared to what we had in the past. This extensive scope of food allows us to be able to practice having a good diet as we are able to choose...
...Many people believe that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear. Is this true? A man in a nice pressed three-piece suit, carrying an expensive briefcase is obviously a businessman, right? A woman wearing a long ruffled colorful dress, with many jewelry pieces around her neck and wrists and colorful beads braided onto her hair must be a hippy or a gypsy, right? It is easy to label people based on how they dressed, sometimes too easy.
Let’s face it; the first thing you do to a person is look at them. Before a single word is exchanged, most first impressions are already informed. What is their opinion based on; how you look, of course, obviously, right? Your appearance gives people clues about your personality, and it doesn’t matter who you are. Whether if it’s your tattoos, shoes, jewelry, even the way you do your hair can also tell another person a little bit about you. When I first met my best friend, Emma a few years ago, I had a bad first impression of her. She wore baggy pants, dragging down below her hips. Her hair was very frizzy, like she had never combed or brushed it like forever. She didn’t have any makeup on till just a couple of months ago. She always had spiked up jewelry around her neck and wrists. My first impression of her was that she was in some kind of a gang and most likely carried a concealed weapon; that she had...
...Sugary Drinks or Diet Drinks: What’s the Best Choice?
Alexander B. Simon
ITT Technical Institute
Better beverage choices can help fight and prevent obesity and diabetes. Water, of course, is the best beverage option. It delivers everything the body needs—pure H2O—with zero calories. But for some tastes, plain water is just too plain—and it may be unrealistic to ask everyone to kick the sugar-water habit overnight. We must instead work to retrain the American palate away from sweet drinks. Cutting our taste for sweetness will require concerted action on several levels—from creative food scientists and marketers in the beverage industry, as well as from individual consumers and families, schools and worksites, and state and federal government.
Sugary Drinks or Diet Drinks? What’ the Best Choice?
Soft drinks are the beverage of choice for millions of Americans. Some drink them morning, noon, night, and in between. They’re tasty, available everywhere, and inexpensive. They’re also a prime source of extra calories that can contribute to weight gain. Once thought of as innocent refreshment, soft drinks are also coming under scrutiny for their contributions to the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Diet soft drinks, made with artificial sweeteners, may not be the best alternatives to...
...Food is the matriarch of the human civilization. Our ability to function is dependent upon what we put into our bodies and the sustenance gained from doing so. While it is true that food plays a very vital role in maintaining proper health as well as preventing/curing diseases, for some, food can also be used to fill emotional voids. Other people are forced into specific dietary restrictions based on auto-immune intolerances, or other health-related problems, while others may simply choose not to eat certain food products based on their moral or religious beliefs. Whichever way you look at it, whether you’re a health fanatic/fitness buff, someone struggling with the seemingly ongoing epidemic of obesity, or just a guy who likes to eat food – food is everywhere, and it fuels our minds, bodies, and souls.
Many people believe that the key to a happy and fulfilling life is their overall health and well-being. From this stems a habitual need to provide only the best nutrition and fitness for themselves. It becomes a state of mind as well as a reason for living. Other than the obvious nutritional benefits of eating a clean, healthy diet, people gain happiness from looking good and feeling good. Entire industries are sprouting and booming nationwide because of the influx of people seeking this seemingly trendy physical/mental lifestyle. Health food stores such as Whole Foods are sprouting up left and right as the need for healthy alternatives to...