In my last article, I discussed that sweet hijacker of health and vitality, the artificial sweetener. I now turn to its partner in crime, high fructose (HF) corn syrup. This bad actor lurks in soda and other drinks, as well as the majority of snacks and processed foods in the US. In terms of its chemical composition, HF corn syrup is not as nefarious as artificial sweetener. In fact, it’s not all that different than table sugar. The problem with corn syrup is that it contains a much higher percentage of fructose than table sugar.
It’s a warm evening in NYC. My son and I have just arrived at a restaurant. A good meal awaits because … well … I’m a foodie and won’t waste a meal on the mundane. The first thing we do is order something to drink, of course. I almost cringe thinking: DON’T DO IT, DON’T DO IT … But he did it. AGAIN. He ordered Diet Coke®.
Research has shown that owning a pet can lower blood pressure, reduce the incidence of allergies, increase longevity in patients with heart conditions, induce appetite in patients with depression and cancer, and benefit the mood and hence outcomes in patients in general.
Ahhhh, February. Valentine’s Day, lovers, and love. One of my favorite topics and undoubtedly one of the most powerful feelings we can experience. It can be so overwhelming and powerful that it resembles a drug ─ an addictive one at that. I know this drug called Love. I’ve been on it. Not right now, but I know it will happen again. And I can’t wait!
My birthday was in December. And as my personal tradition goes, I grabbed my family members and ventured, once again, to Madison Square Garden to see Andrea Bocelli in concert.