Some studies show that you can actually eat your sunscreen.
No, I don’t mean grab the bottle of SPF 50 and spread it over your morning cereal. What I mean is that it appears that what you eat might have a big influence on how sensitive you are to the sun’s rays. It all boils down to something I’m sure you’ve heard about—free radicals—rogue molecules that travel through our bodies sucking energy out of our healthy cells and mutating our DNA. Our bodies naturally produce these little nasty dudes when we’re exposed to UVA and UVB rays from the sun. One way to block the formation of free radicals? A diet rich in antioxidants.
I consider myself to be a “science guy.” I often educate people on what they can do to improve their health, and I want my recommendations grounded in truthful science. As much as possible, I’d like definitive proof that what I’m advocating works, and that I’m “doing no harm.” Shouldn’t be too much to ask, right? Not so fast…
Let’s be clear, the most common reason for dying is heart disease. New government statistics are out – the major cause of death, bigger than all forms of cancer combined, is heart disease. So, take care of your heart! Easier said than done.
If someone told you they were going to ditch fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for Twinkies, Doritos, and brownies in an effort to lose weight, what would you think? Well, that’s exactly what Mark Haub did. The Kansas State University professor of nutrition decided to perform a little experiment. His goal: to lose half of the 25 pounds he admittedly needed to lose by shunning the foods that dietitians and nutritionists advocate so passionately. And he gave himself one month to do it! Pretty ambitious when you consider the fact that he was eating anything and everything that’s considered taboo for someone trying to slim down.
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