Junk Food Today, Asthma Tomorrow?

A new study out of Europe indicates that children who ate 3 or more burgers a week were more prone to asthma and wheezing, while children that consumed more fruits and fish were less prone. Anyone surprised? We’re comparing something that is full of saturated fat and calories with fruits, an anti-disease wonder food and lean omega-3 fish. But the study did not just focus on meat; it looked even further into other habits that individuals were most likely to have when they ate burgers. It looked at overall lifestyle of junk food and unhealthy food choices.

A new study out of Europe indicates that children who ate 3 or more burgers a week were more prone to asthma and wheezing, while children that consumed more fruits and fish were less prone. Anyone surprised? We’re comparing something that is full of saturated fat and calories with fruits, an anti-disease wonder food and lean omega-3 fish. But the study did not just focus on meat; it looked even further into other habits that individuals were most likely to have when they ate burgers. It looked at overall lifestyle of junk food and unhealthy food choices.

What else will come out in the coming years as we further examine our diets? If YOU are focusing on eating healthy, mainly from plants, then you need not worry. A lot of these studies with their scary results look at individuals that get no bang for their nutritional back. If you stay on course to only put foods in your mouth that provide benefit, then these studies can remain someone else’s problem. The benefits of a healthy diet are abundant – and every study we see proves this!


66 Clever Ways to Keep Your Road Trip Healthy

From road trip food to on-the-go health hacks, here's all you need to have a safe vacation from city to city.

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip! But do you wonder how you can stay healthy with all the fast food and potential health issues along the way? Things can go downhill for everyone pretty quickly. Here are 66 clever and easy tips for keeping the trip on track for health and fun.

1. Pack Compact Snacks to Avoid Overeating

Reuse a cleaned creamer bottle or fill up a new tackle box with healthy bites like nuts, seeds, berries, dried fruit, and granola. This way, you'll cut down on multiple snack bags and boxes and won't over-indulge because you can only have a small handful at a time.

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