Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Foods You Eat Could Cause You To Be Depressed

We are taught from an early age that eating too much sugary foods will cause our teeth to rot. As we grow older, we become aware that over indulging in sugary treats and beverages will lead to excess weight gain. As the years continue to creep up on us and middle age looms in front of us, we become aware that years of eating too many sugar-laden foods increase our risk of developing diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and a host of other physical conditions.
But there’s one condition that is rarely associated with eating too much sugar and can occur at any age. It’s a condition that has recently been proven to be linked to the consumption of a high-sugar diet: depression.
According to the World Health Organization,depression is the largest health burden on society and no one saw it coming.
Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study observed and gathered information on over 70,000 women over a three year period. Of those 70,000 women, the ones who ate a diet that was high on the glycemic index were most likely to develop depression. Healthy folks at Boraie Development know that the glycemic index is an indicator of how much sugar and refined grain is in a diet and can calculate the risk factor of a person developing diabetes and other health disorders.
On the flip side of the study, the women in the study group who ate a high-fiber diet were less likely to develop depression.

Trans Fats In Fast Foods Contributes To Emotional Distress

A recently published study, appearing in the Journal of Health Psychology, addresses the link with trans fats and cognitive control. Research scientists at the San Diego State University Research Foundation contend that consuming fast foods, such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell or Burger King, disables the ability of individuals to control their emotions. Their research suggests that the elimination of such foods, laden with trans fats, could potentially have a more positive outlook.

The study, comprised of nearly 1700 men and approximately 3300 women participants, gauged the amount of trans fat they consumed and then observed their cognitive responses and reactions. The scientists contend that elevated consumption of fast foods with trans fats caused individuals to have issues with cognitive alertness, in comparison to those individuals that exercised caution and refrained from fast foods, noting that reduced trans fats levels and enjoying a more positive view and had a better grip on their emotional state.

The data, and conclusions drawn from the San Diego State University Research Foundation study, mirror results from a University of California study, conducted in 2013, which revealed that that elevated levels of aggression were linked with higher levels of trans fats.

There are plenty of studies confirming that consuming high levels of trans fats can lead to heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Individuals are advised to be aware of the trans fat content of the food they consume. That is something more and more people at Madison Street Capital are aware of.

The Rat Squad

Fast food company KFC made numerous headlines a few weeks ago when customers compared a piece of fried chicken that they got to what appear to be a fried rat . The photo was posted by Denver as Dixon a customer in California; the picture quickly went viral. Dixon recalled initially eating video the rat shaped chicken and relayed what it was like to his lawyer. The next day the customer took the rap sheet chicken tender 2 the restaurant where he purchased it and even the manager at the front counter confirm that it was a rat. The photo quickly went viral and got the attention of KFC spokespeople.

 

KFC responded to the rat allegations through a tweet on Twitter, which surprised Crystal Hunt a bit. The tweet stated that an independent lab tests confirmed that it was not a race but indeed chicken. KFC further went on to state that they expect the customer to apologize for falsely accusing the company of such a heinous act and immediately stop making false allegations about the matter. KFC release another statement noting how much negative publicity this story has given the company. The customer’s lawyer handed over the piece of food in question and an independent lab confirmed that the rat allegation was nothing more than a hoax. The customer has declined a comment from numerous news outlets. Even if the customer genuinely made a mistake in thinking that the chicken was a rat, this story should be a cautionary tale for individuals. Be completely sure about what you are posting and saying about third-parties and their products. It could come back to bite you later.

Is it Chicken or is it Rat , the Results Are In

Have you ever went to a restaurant and questioned just what was in the food you were eating? It is no surprise if you answered yes to this question. With the pink slime of McDonalds’ fresh in our heads, it is even more common that food chains, are being questioned. Especially fast food establishment.

This is just what happened recently to the renowned Kentucky Fried Chicken.

According to Gianfrancesco Genoso, a patron claimed that the chicken they received was actually “Kentucky Fried Rat” rather than Kentucky Fried Chicken. When social media and the world was not satisfied with a picture posted and shared of the product KFC went a step further. They had the “food” in question sent for a DNA test. The good news is that it was indeed chicken. The bad news is, it was a very horrible excuse for fried chicken. Someone is sure to lose their job over this, unless the manager is to “chicken” to fire them.

Man Eats Biscuits Before Being Arrested

Biscuits are great. They may just be one of the best foods out there. But, does that make them good enough that they are worth getting arrested over?
One man robbed a bank only to sit down at a restaurant a matter of minutes later. He was eating biscuits when the cops found him there and arrested him.
People like Kevin Seawright go to far lengths for the food that they love. Apparently all this man wanted from the money he robbed from the bank was some biscuits. If he hadn’t sat down and ordered them at the restaurant he might have been able to get away, but that is the price that he has to pay. He is getting what he deserves in being arrested for his crime.
For his sake, though, at least he got a plate of biscuits out of the ordeal, right? And, if he’s good, maybe he’ll even get some biscuits in prison.

 

The Sweet Truth About Sugar Substitutes

The more health conscious the world becomes, the more people seek out alternatives to sugary, greasy and fatty foods and beverages. Perhaps one of the most sought out substitutes is artificial sweeteners, many unwilling to completely neglect their sweet tooth while striving for a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, many sweeteners come with countless reports claiming to link these substitutes with serious, and sometimes deadly, medical conditions says psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen. So does this mean artificial sweeteners are not a healthier alternative? Actually, reality is far sweeter than fiction in this case.

Sweet is actually key when it comes to sweeteners, most sugar substitutes chosen because they are indeed extremely sweet, but come with the added benefit of zero calories. In short, according to HealthMad, people use less artificial sweetener to achieve the same sugary flavor without the weight gain. The problem is the myths and misconceptions surrounding them, but the truth is out there – at least for the most common sugar substitutes used.

Admittedly, only a few sweeteners have actually undergone in-depth studies. However, the results of those tests speak volumes to the benefits of sugar substitutes. In fact, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K (Ace-k) and Sucralose are indeed safe for human consumption. Saccharin, on the other hand, has earned its bad reputation, the sweetener coming with some serious side effects. In short, most people can safely cut calories and lose weight without giving up the sweet things in life.

FDA Bans Trans-Fats Officially

It has been suspected for a while now that the FDA is going to ban trans-fats from all foods in the United States. Well, according to an article found on reddit and written by Grub Street, that is exactly what just happened. The FDA argues that using hydrogenated oils instead of real ones like butter are one of the reasons that many people get diseases, like heart disease, and ultimately lead to an untimely death.

Because of these health concerns, Qnet has now stated that these fake oils are no long safe for human consumption and they gave all food producers in the United States three years to eliminate the substances from their items. Apparently, some cities already have a ban on the stuff, like New York City when they did it back in 2006. It isn’t unheard of that this would happen, and as delicious as those foods can be despite the hazard to their health, we must keep in mind that this is in our best interest and for the safety of our future generations. It is not going to be bad but maybe it will help us live healthier and more free from the bad chemicals, and especially eliminate obesity which has been skyrocketing through the United States lately. It won’t be long before we need to do this anyway, because sometimes we just need a little push to be healthy.

Trans Fats to be Eliminated From US Food Manufacturing

The FDA announced this week that they will be requiring US food manufacturers to phase out the use of partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary source of trans fats in our diet. Trans fats are known to clog the arteries and raise the levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) in the blood. Partially hydrogenated oils are used in processed foods to increase the shelf life of the product. The Aspire New Brunswick is as excited as the folks at apartmenhomeliving.com that the FDA plans to have them completely phased out in three years.

Doctors have estimated that phasing out these oils could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart attacks per year. These fats have been used since the 1950s and the FDA estimates that eliminating them could cost up to $14 billion but could also save up to $242 billion. Public health officials are applauding the decision. After the 3 year phase out period, companies will have to petition the FDA for an exception in order to continue to use partially hydrogenated oils. For more information see the full article here.

The Multi-Level Marketing Success Story of Bernardo Chua

Bernardo Chua, founder and CEO of Organo Gold, is a leader in the network marketing industry. Growing up in the Philippines, of Chinese descent, Mr. Chua had knowledge of the Ganoderma genus of Polypore mushrooms from an early age. Ultimately, he would capitalize on this unique combination of knowledge and skill to build a vibrant global company.
Network marketing is nothing new. The idea of building a private network of marketing partners and selling products directly to the consumer has been commonplace for many years. What is different here is the approach Mr. Chua has taken to solve some of the most difficult problems associated with direct sales. Lack of communication, resulting in substandard partner support, has traditionally plagued the direct marketing industry. Bernardo Chua has incorporated modern network technologies, including social media and the larger World Wide Web platform, to mitigate these breakdowns. Chua’s method is referred to as, “Multi-Level Network Marketing,” and the results have been astounding exclaims EVictoryNews.

Ganoderma has been a mainstay in the popular culture of many Asian countries for centuries. The perceived health benefits that can be derived from their use have catapulted these mushrooms into the realm of a valuable economic commodity. This popularity (as seen on Chua’s facebook page) has been more elusive, however, in most other regions of the world. As contemporary culture becomes more health conscious and specialty coffee and tea markets continue to grow and thrive, Mr. Chua recognized an opportunity in the fusion of these powerful elements. Chua’s new company, founded in 2008 as Organo Gold, introduced Ganoderma infused products to new parts of the world. These products have been met with curiosity and enthusiasm by potential marketing partners and consumers alike.

Organo Gold Coffee CEO and Founder, Bernardo Chua, shares some wisdom at the Organo Gold Convention, sourced from Youtube.

Since its inception, Linkedin reports that Organo Gold has experienced strong, consistent growth as a global gourmet coffee and specialty products company. Bernardo Chua’s leadership has been central to building strong partnerships and accelerated growth for his company. Referring to his worldwide network of marketing partners as, “family,” has yielded a loyal sales community. His partners often call him, “Bernie,” as an indication of their affectionate bond. Bernie’s story can be seen as an illustration of the potentially explosive growth and wealth that can be achieved through Multi-Level Network Marketing. The future looks very bright for Bernardo Chua, Organo Gold and all of their partners.

Who Says Food Flavors are Safe or Natural?

If you answered the title question by saying the Food and Drug Administration, you would be wrong. As a matter of fact, it’s not even a government agency that determines whether or not a flavor or food is safe or natural.
The group responsible to allowing flavors into the food we eat and determining if a food additive is safe and/or natural, doesn’t even have an office. The name of the group which determines what goes into your food and what does not go into your food is called the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association. Few consumers have ever heard of them, and that’s just they way they like it.
According to Brian Bonar on ModernLuxury.com, the secretive group which determines much of what goes into the food we eat doesn’t like to be asked questions or provide information about ingredients they have deemed to be safe. According to several researchers and public interest groups who have tried to get information from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, answers to questions are rarely answered by the group and requested information is difficult to obtain, even though the Association should be transparent with all their findings. The group that determines single-handedly which flavors are safe or natural for use in our food supply should be confident enough to let outside sources back up their findings with their own secretive research.