On the April 1st episode of CBS’ 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta went on air to report the findings of Dr. Robert Lutsig, a California pediatric endocrinologist and anti-sugar campaigner. Dr. Lutsig and other researchers have found in their studies that sugar is to blame for essentially every health problem currently inflicted upon American citizens. Our current health crisis, along with the rise of those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and even certain cancers may be caused by the amount of processed, overly refined sugars found in the American diet.
Spices make our dishes complex and tasty but they’re an important part of a wholesome diet as well. Besides being delicious the spices in our foods may be helping our bodies combat against common diseases and ailments. There are five spices essential to your spice cabinets that aren’t just a great addition to your favorite dinner but for your overall health.
1. Turmeric: Known for its bright yellow color turmeric is a member of the ginger family and found in practically all curry spice blends. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Studies have even shown that turmeric may help to protect your body against certain types of cancers. Next time you’re making a stir-fry, add turmeric into the oil before the vegetables are added.
So upcoming Fashion Week has everyone running for the last bottle of diet pills on the shelf and breaking scales that tell them lies. Don't let this crazy, exotic event pressure you into starving yourself for two weeks and only eating a cube of cheese when you feel like passing out (oh Emily Blunt). Get a head start on losing that negative image of yourself by not only flushing out the toxins in your body but by flushing out the idea that perfection only comes in a size 2.
The problem with diet pills and 3-day flush out regimens is in the long run, they hurt you. If you want to have a healthy body in your unique size then you must start from scratch. The secret is keeping a weekly exercise schedule while simultaneously cutting out un-healthy foods (I know how hard it is to resist those golden arches) and introducing new, healthy foods to your plate.