Tuesday, August 28, 2007

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes

It's hard to know which manufactured sweetener is worse: aspartame or high fructose corn syrup.

Researchers have found new evidence that soda pop sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup may contribute to the development of diabetes, particularly in children.

In a laboratory study of commonly consumed carbonated beverages, the scientists found that drinks containing the syrup had high levels of reactive compounds that have been shown by others to have the potential to trigger cell and tissue damage that could cause the disease, which is at epidemic levels.

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In the current study, Chi-Tang Ho, Ph.D., conducted chemical tests among 11 different carbonated soft drinks containing HFCS. He found "astonishingly high" levels of reactive carbonyls in those beverages.--ConsumerAffairs.com


A good rule to follow is to not use any manufactured sweetener. Sugar and honey may add calories, but at least they're not poisonous.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Circuit Training: Time Efficient Fitness

Matt Pitcher has a great article on circuit training at Deep Fitness. The main benefit of circuit training is time efficiency. Matt talks about the three types of circuits and how to tweak your circuit training to keep it varied and focused on your goals. Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis

If you have arthritis, you may think that exercise would be the worst thing you could do for it. Not true.

Arthritis and exercise? I’m sure that when your [sic] feeling stiff and sore the last thing you feel like doing is exercise! However, apart from diet, exercise for arthritis is probably the most important thing you can do to help yourself feel better.--Health and Fittness

 
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