Love pasta? Who doesn’t! But is it good for you?
You’d be surprised to find out what research says.
You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy a delicious plate of spaghetti or lasagna! You can go with fresh tomatoes, mixed vegetables, seafood or Alfredo sauce. The options are endless.
However, when it comes to taking a look beyond taste itself, you may want to learn that your favorite noodles offer both health benefits and concerns.
So, is pasta a friend or foe to your health?
The fat truth about Spanx: Not so tight for your health
Tight-fitting, spandex clothing designed to trim the feminine form, might slip you into that pair of skinny jeans, but at what cost? Before you jump on the band wagon and buy a closet full of the slippery undergarments and shapewear, take a good look at what might happen underneath it all.
Our VOXXI Health contributor Hope Gillete tells us about the risks linked to wearing tight-fitting apparel and why, before indulging vanity, we must look closer at the cost we are paying for it. READ the complete story.
by Sandra Silva, Managing Editor of VOXXI Health, @VoxxiHealth, @SansilFL
More than a leader: Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela means different things to different people, and to the South Africa citizens, he means the difference between “before and after.”
This past week, we all got concerned about Mandela’s health when it was announced he was sent to the hospital. Fortunately, the 93 year old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was soon released.
Today in VOXXI, our writer Silvia Casabianca talks in detail about Mandela’s influence, not only in South Africa, but also in the world.
We look forward to your insights and comments on “Nelson Mandela: ‘Invictus’ hero who defeated Apartheid”.
Sugary Drinks: The Battle for the Mind and Hearts of our Children
The beverage findings should be “a wake up call to pay attention to diet sodas,” says Dr. Steven Greenberg, according to an AP article on diet soda. (AP)
Sodas are bad for our children, but the beverage industry outguns parents with $948 million dollars worth of advertising in 2010 alone, targeting children directly.
One soda contains more sugar than children should consume in an entire day. Energy drinks “have no place in the diet of children and adolescents,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The negative health effects of consuming sugary drinks alone should have convinced parents long ago to protect their children’s diet. But American parents are left in the lurch when fighting a $948 million dollar budget used by the beverage industry in advertising sugary drinks in 2010.
Such monster advertising of sugary drinks is not simply conceived to bolster parental ignorance, it’s aimed instead directly at young people bypassing their elderly. Hispanics and African American children are targeted far more aggressively, the latter viewing 90% more TV ads compared with their white peers, revealed a 232 page study: “Evaluating Sugary Drink Nutrition and Marketing to Youth” published in 2011 by Sugarydrinkfacts.org.
Read at least the executive summary: http://www.sugarydrinkfacts.org/resources/SugaryDrinkFACTS_Report.pdf
Latino Art speaks louder than words
Isabel Sesma, a Mexican born artist, illustrates a portrait of Mexican icon María Félix at Alberto Linero’s Gallery in Miami’s downtown art district. Félix was a film actress of the 50s. She is characterized by her strong personality and rough direct responses.
By Raisa Camargo
Strong aggressive imagery provoked puzzled expressions from more than one passerby Saturday night in Miami’s downtown art scene.
Portraits illustrating Fidel Castro surrounded by Snow White, the crudeness of a Toro’s rear end, and dark brush strokes of women adorned the walls at Alberto Linero’s Gallery during the evening hours of Art Walk, an exhibition of various local galleries in the Wynwood downtown art district.
Still, up-and-coming artists said they weren’t fishing for curious gestures. They just let their expressions flow.
“At first, I had a capacity and an innate talent,” said Dario, using his artistic name. “I saw the capability to make a line that was easier than saying a word.”