Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's health links

Sorry for the dead air. My dad and dad-in-law are facing some serious health challenges and there just hasn't been time for posting. But things are looking good today, so let's get back at it.

On to the links...
  1. Fast food in Canada and the US is saltier than elsewhere in the world. Having just dined at Fat Burger last night, I would have to concur. But it was yummy. So one more reason to employ moderation. Some foods are treats, not fuel. CTV
  2. Exercise during breast cancer treatment helps you avoid depression and fatigue. And, helps cut down on constipation - so it's a win-win-win situation! Toronto Sun.
  3. Using yoga to help fight breast cancer. Vancouver Sun (video)
  4. If you still aren't eating your greens, here is a great summary of what you are missing! Top performers: kale, dandelion, spinach, chard, and collard greens. Seattle Times
  5. Still need convincing? Criminy! Ok, how about this - cruciferous vegetables, like leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower, may improve chances of surviving breast cancer. Huffington Post
  6. Really - still not convinced? What about what you're modelling for your kids? Here are some tips on getting kids to eat vegetables. Among the tips - kale chips, greens in smoothies, planting a garden and, and my favourite, talking with them about why vegetables are important. Don't lecture, but be honest about the risks of a bad diet. Kids get it. Washington Post.
Have a great week! 


  1. Cynthia, so good to see you posting again! I hope all goes well with your father and father-in-law. {{{hugs}}}

  2. Thanks, Renn. :-) I miss my little community here. {{{hugs}}} back atcha!

  3. Cyn, Glad to hear your dad and dad-in-law are doing better. Glad to see you posting again too. Why does salty food taste so good anyway? Thanks for the great links.

  4. Hi Nancy - thanks for coming by. Oooh salt - I love it. That's why it's important to cut back during cooking, so you can save it up for when it really makes a difference. Like salted caramels. Yum. Or oven baked sweet potato fries with Maldon salt. :-) Crap - now I'm hungry.

    I hope you're well and enjoying lovely weather.