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Posts Tagged ‘unhealthy diet’

Probiotics–the Activia Stuff

Posted by terrepruitt on October 19, 2010

As you may know I started blogging to share Nia and information regarding health and wellness. As you can imagine checking into some things leads me to all types of things. New information is always becoming available.  Ever done research on the internet? You can end up miles away from where you wanted to be and nowhere near where you started. Some of those places can be very interesting. Interesting to me and I like to share with you.  You might not know you are interested but it turns out you are.

You know that yogurt that Jamie Lee Curtis advertises?  Activia?  Well, they advertise it as a digestive helper–to help keep you “regular”.  I’ve never tried it, but I believe in the theory.   Do you know what else it MIGHT help with?  Yeast overgrowth.  Yeast is in our bodies–men and women–and sometimes the amount of yeast in our system gets above the normal level and that can lead to infections.

Probiotics–the stuff contained in Activia and yogurt with live active cultures–can help with yeast overgrowth.   Probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.”  Probiotics live naturally in the digestive tract (of men and women) and vagina.  Also less sugar in the diet can help.  Yeast feeds on sugar, so actually the more sugar you consume the more you are feeding the yeast in your system.  Any foods with live active cultures could assist in keeping that in check and maybe at the same time helping with your digestive health.

Please keep in mind that I am not saying that this might be a fix for an unhealthy diet.  I am always trying to find ways that we can be more healthy.  You know that I believe that we can always be better, adding probiotics to our “already healthy” diet could help it be better.  So, I am encouraging you, that if you eat yogurt look for yogurt that contains “live active cultures” and the least amount of sugar/sweetener as possible, if you want–take probiotic supplements, and cut down on sugar (in ANY and ALL forms).  I believe that all of this can be good for our digestive health.

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Chocolate and Bacon

Posted by terrepruitt on July 20, 2010

So you might think this post is about chocolate and bacon–that is what the title might lead you to believe.  That is because I could not bring myself to state the truth; chocolate COVERED bacon.  Just the thought of it makes my stomach kind of contract.  I will be honest, I LOVE bacon.  I really do.  One time I was making something for a party that required bacon and I was jumping up and down saying to my husband, “Do you know what this means?  It means we have bacon!”  Ya see I don’t eat bacon that often because it is just not something I consider needed to be a part of a healthy diet.  So I was very excited to have to cook it for a recipe which would mean there would be at least a piece left.  After I cooked it and gave him some my husband realized why I was so excited.  It is yummy, but we don’t eat it often.

Chocolate, I am ok with.  I am not a chocoholic and I can live without it.  And some chocolate is DEFINITELY better than others.

I was talking with my friend about chocolate covered bacon and I was saying how disgusting I thought the thought of it was.  So, being an evil person disguised as a great person (ha, ha!) she bought me a piece.  She was walking down the street and was overwhelmed by the smell of bacon and realized it was coming from a candy shop.  So she bought me one.

She gave it to me and I just couldn’t eat it.  Just the THOUGHT of it grossed me out.  I put it away and forgot about it.  When I remembered it, my stomach did a cramping like flip-flop.  Ewwww.  Just the thought of it grosses me out.  What a horrendously unhealthy combination.

No, yes, however you say that, I am NOT the epitome of healthy eating, but I try to avoid the things I feel are the really glaringly obvious unhealthy stuff.  So my tummy was NOT wanting to try it.

As I was taking it out of the bag to take picture I noticed a piece broken off.  I tasted it.  It really doesn’t taste like anything but salty chocolate.  After I took the pictures I ate the small piece and let hubby have the other one.    This chocolate happens to be one of the ones I think it better than others.  But I couldn’t really taste the bacon as bacon.

To me, if I am going to eat bacon and have those calories and fat I want to eat the bacon and taste the bacon and enjoy the bacon.  Eating it covered in chocolate is a waste to me . . . but that is just me.  Everyone eats how they want and this is not how I choose to eat.  So chocolate covered bacon will not be one of the foods I have as a treat.

What about you?  Have you tried it?  Do you like it?  What chocolate covered salty food (or?) have you tried as a treat?

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