HEALTHY LIVING AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
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You know what I like most of Michelle Obama that she is first taking care of her weight, is personal active in how to live healthier and so on. And #GimmeFive is also a good idea that people participate actively to show lots of easy ways to make fast a healthy food.
Everyone has the desire to age successfully without having to suffer, without not being able to walk, without being ill, and so on.
But sometimes many people haven’t a decent aging period. They are alone, they are forgotten, they are living without expectation to enjoy their aging and that is sad. I guess everyone has the right to age with dignity. Therefore younger people especially family members have to obligation to make the life of older people more pleasant.
We owe to them a lot because they made our living possible. Without the older people we wouldn’t live.
What Does it Mean to Age Successfully | Care2 Healthy Living We all want to age successfully. We want to be like the 100-and-something year old super-agers we see profiled on the newsthe ones who are still running marathons, doing gymnastics or practicing aikido. One of the greatest challenges faced by scholars of successful aging is the inconsistency with which successful aging is conceptualized and measured, writes Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D., editor of The Gerontologist, a peer-review journal dedicated to exploring the issues of aging. Some scholars believe that the term successful should be scrapped altogether.
Other scholars point out that aging, contrary to popular opinion, may not be an equal opportunity endeavor. �Successful aging is one of gerontology�s most successful ideas,� writes Steven Katz, Ph.D., of Trent University and Toni Calasanti, Ph.D., of Virginia Tech. �Aging research has to theorize lifestyle, choice, health and successful aging beyond personal choice because lifestyles are configured by differential opportunities and relations of social inequality.� In short, defining the aging process�which involves a variety of factors, both controllable and uncontrollable�as successful or unsuccessful can be detrimental and stigmatizing for people who may not have access to as many opportunities to enhance their health, such as women, ethnic minorities and the poor. Katz and Calasanti continue, �If populations are homogenized as either successful or unsuccessful agers, then the diversity of the aging experience is flattened, especially the consequences of social inequalities as they intersect with age relations.
There has always been some misunderstandings with the FDA and the food industry. The FDA blames the food industry of not labeling their products correctly and the food industry blames the FDA that their information is not updated. But who is right, in the meantime they increase their sales with a label of “healthy product” that according to the FDA isn’t. But my question is why the FDA is suddenly telling in public that the label is wrong, if the company states that the label is on their product since 2004. Something doesn’t really equate with this statement.
Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims : The Salt : NPR According to the Food and Drug Administration, there were four flavors of Kind bar that were misbranded when the agency reviewed them in August 2014. Ryan Kellman/NPR If you’re deciding between a candy bar and a fruit-and-nut bar, and health is top of mind, the best choice seems obvious. For one, the product has to contain 1 gram or less of saturated fat.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, there were four flavors of Kind bar that were misbranded when the agency reviewed them in August 2014.
If you’re deciding between a candy bar and a fruit-and-nut bar, and health is top of mind, the best choice seems obvious.
But when it comes to companies actually labeling their products “healthy,” the Food and Drug Administration is showing it won’t pull any punches. In a letter dated March 17 that was released this week, the agency called out the snack food company Kind for violating labeling rules by putting the word “healthy” on the packaging for some of its bars.
It turns out the FDA has a very specific definition of “healthy” food and a list of requirements that products must meet to earn the right to put that loaded word on the label. For one, the product has to contain 1 gram or less of saturated fat.
According to the letter, there were four flavors of Kind bar that were not up to snuff when the agency reviewed them in August 2014. For example, the Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut product contained 5 grams of saturated fat per 40 grams of the food.
There is always a dispute when a state or a country has some issues. What do we know about the water consumption of an almond tree? According farmers they do not need a lot of water but other organizations say that they need about one gallon for one almond, I’m not a specialist but that quantity sounds a little bit exaggerated.
But on the other hand I’m concerned because that could mean that we have to pay more for that healthy product? Or even avoid the consumption of that healthy product? What do you think?
How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California’s Drought : The Salt : NPR Dead almonds on a drought-stricken tree near Fresno, Calif., on April 10, 2015. Michael Nelson/EPA/Corbis You may have heard by now that it takes one gallon of water to produce just one almond. So when almond grower Daniel Bays hears that, he just shakes his head.
You may have heard by now that it takes one gallon of water to produce just one almond. And those are considered fighting words in drought-stricken California, which produces 80 percent of the world’s supply of the tasty and nutritious nut.
“Almonds really aren’t more thirsty than any of our other crops, ” says Bays, a third-generation farmer in Westley, Calif. It’s a small farming community about 90 minutes southeast of San Francisco where his family has about 700 acres of almond orchards. They also grow tomatoes, melons, beans, wheat and apricots.
PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink’s Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners : The Salt : NPR Beginning in August, a newly formulated aspartame-free Diet Pepsi will hit the shelves, the company says. PepsiCo If you like the idea of zero or low-calorie sodas, but you’re turned off by the artificial sweetener aspartame, you’re not alone. Sales of diet soda have fallen off significantly in the U.S. And when PepsiCo started asking consumers what they didn’t like, aspartame was at the top of the list.
Aspartame the artificial sweetener in lots of diet products is according a survey under PepsiCo Diet consumers the main issue why they drink less of that soft drink.
But other artificial sweeteners are not as dangerous as aspartame? Isn’t it better when you crave for a soft drink do not grab a diet soft drink but a normal soft drink that might be still better than all the chemicals of artificial sweeteners.
To a healthier living and lifestyle