Is it really healthy?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

I love healthy tips, especially ones with a twist. Some things start out on the “no no” list due to causing weight gain, having too much sugar, or other unhealthy qualities in general. My favorite is probably the one about chocolate. You know the studies that show dark chocolate is good for the heart and has antioxidants. Some even say it’s good for your brain and that just chocolate in general is good for your health, including controlling coughs. That’s good for those who prefer milk chocolate. I recently asked which is your favorite chocolate on Facebook and milk chocolate seems to be forerunner. And, who doesn’t like chocolate? Okay, not everyone, so let’s try nuts and fruit.

Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, and the list continues. Today, nuts are considered to be a good source of protein. Some also have antioxidants as well as vitamins and other healthy stuff to ward off diseases including lowering cancer risks and improving heart health. Who knew? Because many years ago, there was that discussion about nuts increasing your weight and not to eat in when pregnant. Today, nuts are the healthy snack choice. What about the lovely fruit, which is now supposed to be the best substitute for your sugar fix. If you get the right fruit, they may be on to something because some fruits like strawberries and bananas are sweet. A doctor once told me watermelon is comparable to eating a snickers bar. Of course, watermelon is natural and does not have the same impact as the sugar from a candy bar. Eating that sugar from a candy bar could make you want to run it off.

Wait. Running is great exercise, but it’s bad for your joints. There seems to always be a catch, doesn’t it? Nothing is healthy. Everything is healthy. Then what’s the point? The point is there is a give and take. So, what do you do? You have to find that balance. Eat chocolate or whatever you want, just in moderation. Even run but just in moderation to save your joints. Bottom line. Determine your limits and be honest with yourself when confronted with “How healthy is it?”

One Comment

  1. Posts like this brhgtien up my day. Thanks for taking the time.

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