November 6, 2012

309 Extra Per Day for Teens

1 Dining Out Means Calorie Overload for Kids

Children who eat at either fast-food outlets or full-service restaurants -- and 40 percent of U.S. kids so do every day -- consume more sugar, fat, salt and calories than those who eat at home. A University of Illinois study of 8,700 kids found that children ages 2 to 11 who dine out get 126 more daily calories at fast-food places and 160 more at restaurants, while for teens, the increases balloon to 309 and 267 extra calories per day. Dining out either way resulted in consuming 13 percent more sugar, 22 percent more total fat, and 25 percent more saturated fat than recommended for kids. Study authors blamed sodas -- kids' beverage of choice outside the home -- and oversize portions, citing Wendy's Triple Baconator (1,300 calories) and Subway’s Footlong specials (1,200) as examples.

More at Health.usnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Causes of Childhood Obesity, Children's Diets, Fast Food, Dining Out, Restaurants and Obesity, Calories in Fast Food, Children and Fast Food, Childhood Obesity and Diet

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Heineken Rep Says Yes

2 Is Beer As Healthy As Milk?

The Chief Commercial Officer of Heineken is stirring up quite a controversy. Alexis Nasard has said to CNBC that beer is very healthy, and gives a list of reasons why. First, a pint of beer has fewer calories than a glass of milk. According to the Beer Education Trust in the UK, a pint of pale ale would equal 170 calories, while the same amount of 2 percent milk would equal 240 calories. Nasard also states that beer is “one of the few drinks that is purely natural. It is water, hops, barley and yeast, which is quite healthy.” But Dr. Jack Edmonds, a London general practitioner, reminds us that “All the benefits of beer - health, social and psychological - are only enjoyed when beer is drunk in moderation and preferably with a low alcohol content."

More at Medical Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Beer May Make You Stronger and Skinnier

Tags: Beer, Nutrition, Beer Drinking

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