What Cholesterol Levels Mean and Why They Matter
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A recent study suggested that too much meat can increase the risk of colon cancer, even among young adults… so what is advisable to eat, if you'd like to protect yourself against what the American Cancer Society says is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women? A new study led by researchers in Europe and the U.S. is pointing to two common foods, in particular. © Provided by Eat This, Not That!
Research that was just published in the journal Nature Communications evaluated 860 past studies to understand the association between food intake and individuals' risk for developing or dying from 11 types of cancer, including: Colorectal cancer, cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, lung cancer, skin cancers (including melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinomas) female breast cancer, kidney, and bladder cancer.
Adding More Vitamin D to Your Diet May Help Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Here’s one more reason to get your daily dose of the vitamin for better health, new research finds.When it comes to health benefits, vitamin D is a standout—it’s been linked to lower incidence of depression and osteoporosis, most notably—and now a study in the journal Gastroenterology suggests reduced risk of colorectal (or colon) cancer might be added to the list.
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Similar to another recent study, alcohol was strongly associated with most of these cancers, while red meat, in particular, was shown to increase the risk of colorectal cancer.
When it came to reducing the risk of colorectal cancer, the researchers found that dairy and whole grains were inversely correlated with incidences of the disease. That is, the more regularly individuals consumed these two foods, the less likely they were to develop colorectal cancer. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! grains
Specifically, the researchers note that eating approximately 14 ounces of dairy (possibly including an average of seven ounces of milk) and three ounces of whole grains per day was associated with lower colorectal risk.
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Other interesting observations: The intake of fruits and vegetables was inversely associated with cancer of the pharynx, which composes an upper section of the throat.
Fruit, Vitamin C, and folate were all associated with a lower risk of lung cancer, while coffee lowered the risk of liver cancer and basal cell carcinoma.
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The Worst Restaurant Burgers in America in 2021
It's no secret most people love burgers—so much so that it's considered a staple in American cuisine, with a burger and fries being one of the most commonly ordered meals in restaurants across the nation.However, at what point is a burger too much? In other words, how far will restaurants go to maximize the toppings on an already calorie-packed meal? We set out to discover which popular restaurant chains are whipping up some of the most caloric, unhealthiest burgers in the country. We can guarantee you'll be shocked to see just how many calories, grams of fat, and milligrams of sodium lie in some of your favorite restaurant burgers.In order to identify the unhealthiest burgers in America, we compiled a list of the most caloric burgers from some of the most popular sit-down restaurants nationwide. The burgers with the most calories, in most cases, also have the highest total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium contents as well.Now, here are the worst, unhealthiest burgers in the country, ranked from bad to the absolute worst of the worst. And while you're making healthier choices, be sure to load up on The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!
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20. Red Robin's MadLove Burger
Nutrition: 1,060 calories, 57 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,410 mg sodium, 71 g carbs (5 g fiber, 27 g sugar), 65 g protein
Sure, you may have some mad love
for this burger—we know, it looks pretty delicious—but your waistline and heart will not feel the same love your tastebuds get to experience. At 1,060 calories, Red Robin's MadLove Burger is one of the worst burgers you could order for your health. If you still need your fix of red meat
, order the Keep It Simple
beef burger for 540 calories and a fraction of the fat and sodium.
19. IHOP's Mega Monster Cheeseburger
Nutrition: 1,067 calories, 60 g fat (22 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,084 mg sodium, 79 g carbs (3 g fiber, 30 g sugar), 54 g protein
Friendly's Honey BBQ Burger is packed to the brim with calories. It also costs you an entire day's worth of saturated fat and as much sugar as you would get from three Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Donuts. Instead, order Friendly's All-American Burger
for about half of the calories and saturated fat.
17. TGI Fridays Signature Whiskey-Glazed Burger
Nutrition: 1,110 calories, 55 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 3,530 mg sodium, 110 g carbs (3 g fiber, 76 g sugar), 46 g protein
TGI Friday's whips up some mean burgers, but do they really have to be this caloric? The restaurant's Signature Whiskey-Glazed Burger
—which is infused with Jack Daniels—may as well be marketed as a heart-stopper within a bun with 3,530 milligrams of sodium. For perspective, The American Heart Association
recommends that you consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day to keep your heart healthy. This burger costs you more than a day and a half's worth.This burger also packs 76 grams of sugar—about three times greater than the AHA
suggested consumption of 25 grams of added sugar per day for women and more than double the suggested amount of 36 grams for men.
15. Perkins' Patty Melt
Nutrition: 1,170 calories, 79 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,170 mg sodium, 61 g carbs (4 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 55 g protein
Perkins dishes up an old-fashioned patty melt, but not one you should eat often. Why? There are over 1,100 calories in this sandwich, and may we remind you that's without any sides. If you must satisfy your hankering for this classic burger, split with a loved one rather than eating the whole thing yourself.
14. Red Robin's Monster Burger
Nutrition: 1,220 calories, 77 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 2,840 mg sodium, 60 g carbs (4 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 73 g protein
This burger isn't dubbed a monster for no reason. Without the fries, this burger costs you 1,220 calories on its own—that's more than half of your daily calories consumed in just one sitting. Toss in a side of steak fries, and you're looking at adding on an additional 360 calories to this already high-calorie meal.
13. Perkins BBQ Tangler Burger
Nutrition: 1,240 calories, 78 g fat (28 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,750 mg sodium, 82 g carbs (2 g fiber, 35 g sugar), 52 g protein
This burger may be best described as a beast with onion tanglers and bacon
sandwiched in between a generous 6-ounce Angus beef patty and buttery brioche bun. It packs a lot of fat too, thanks to the bacon, beef, and sharp cheddar cheese between its buttery buns.Don't miss 9 Worst Fast-Food Menu Items That Are Loaded With Bacon
12. Chili's Southern Smokehouse Beef Burger
Nutrition: 1,260 calories, 83 g fat (30 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 2,360 mg sodium, 68 g carbs (4 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 61 g protein
This burger is stacked in smokehouse meats—just look at the size of it! It towers so high from all of the bacon that it needs to be held together by a large steak knife. Just how much is 1,260 calories? For context, you would have to eat almost 120 Lay's Potato Chips
11. Uno Pizzeria & Grill Bacon Cheddar Burger
Nutrition: 1,350 calories, 99 g fat (36 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,070 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (2 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 71 g protein
This burger may make you happy but at the cost of taxing your heart
, with over a day and a half's worth of saturated fat, a day's worth of sodium, and more than half of your daily calories.
9. The Cheesecake Factory's Americana Cheeseburger
Nutrition: 1,400 calories, 93 g fat (37 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 3,370 mg sodium, 79 g carbs (4 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 60 g protein
We all know The Cheesecake Factory
offers some of the most caloric pasta dishes
and cheesecake slices on the planet, so is this really any surprise that their burgers are just as calorie-heavy? This burger alone comprises just over two-thirds of your daily calories.
8. The Cheesecake Factory's Mushroom Burger (GLAMBURGER)
Nutrition: 1,470 calories, 102 g fat (40 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 2,700 mg sodium, 72 g carbs (4 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 65 g protein
This burger from The Cheesecake Factory may not look like it's huge, but trust us when we say it's loaded in calories, fat, and sodium. Or, better yet, just refer to the numbers above. For an equivalent amount of total fat, you could eat nearly eight Dove Milk Chocolate Bars
7. Johnny Rockets' Smoke House Double Burger w/ turkey burger on gluten-free bun
Nutrition: 1,490 calories, 100 g fat (30 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 3,690 mg sodium, 70 g carbs (10 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 80 g protein
This burger houses a whopping 100 grams of fat. For perspective, one stick of butter
contains about 92 grams of fat—which means you'd save 8 grams of fat by eating that rather than this meal.
6. Friendly's Triple Decker Bacon Burger
Nutrition: 1,512 calories, 101 g fat (47 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,981 mg sodium, 42 g carbs (1.5 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 103 g protein
Friendly's Triple Decker Bacon Burger packs 47 grams of saturated fat, which is more than double the recommended daily allowance of about 20 grams. Ideally, you should limit your saturated fat intake to just 13 grams
a day to prevent heart disease and stroke
, according to the AHA. Also, this burger is just large and far too excessive for someone to be eating in one sitting.
5. Chili's The Boss Beef Burger
Nutrition: 1,530 calories, 107 g fat (42 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 3,130 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (4 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 92 g protein
This burger is truly an artery-clogging monster with 43 grams of saturated fat and over 3,000 milligrams of sodium. Not to mention, it packs over 90 grams of protein, which is far too much for your body to metabolize all at once
. In fact, different experts
say that the body can only utilize between 15-35
grams of protein at a time for muscle-building purposes—the rest is used for fuel or, at this hefty amount, stored in your body as fat.
3. Applebee's Quesadilla Burger
Nutrition: 1,650 calories, 108 g fat (40 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 3,690 mg sodium, 102 g carbs (8 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 70 g protein
Imagine if a cheesy quesadilla met a jumbo burger…this would be the result. Why have a standard bun when you could have soft flour tortillas enclosing gooey cheese and bits of red bell pepper and onion as the base? This burger packs 108 grams of fat primarily from the mass amount of animal products and byproducts that it contains. If you're wondering just how much grams of fat that is, imagine eating about 12 tablespoons
, or more than 2/3 of a cup, of peanut butter in one sitting.Check out What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Peanut Butter Every Day
2. The Cheesecake Factory Bacon-Bacon Cheeseburger (GLAMBURGER)
Nutrition: 1,680 calories, 116 g fat (46 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 3,560 mg sodium, 77 g carbs (3 g fiber, 29 g sugar), 78 g protein
The second unhealthiest burger you could order is none other than the Bacon-Bacon Cheeseburger at The Cheesecake Factory. You could eat an equivalent amount of sodium that's in this burger by consuming about 1 1/2 tablespoons
of finely ground salt straight from the spoon.
1. BJ'sRestaurant & Brewhouse Hickory Brisket and Bacon with French Fries
Nutrition: 1,700 calories, 99 g fat (36 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 4,280 mg sodium, 123 g carbs (7 g fiber, 37 g sugar), 76 g protein
If you learn anything from this article it should be this: any burger that's topped with bacon is going to cost you—calories, fat, and sodium, that is. And this burger from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is loaded up with not just bacon, but brisket, too. The result is a meal that comes in at 1,700 calories. Big yikes.For more, be sure to check out The Worst Fast Food Burgers—Ranked!
7 Ways Black Women Can Advocate for Themselves After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis .
Here’s how to get the care you need and deserve.The reasons behind the racial disparities that surround the disease vary but largely come down to inequities in health care access. A larger number of Black individuals live in poverty compared to white people in the U.S., and those assigned female at birth who have lower incomes tend to also have lower breast cancer screening rates compared to those who have higher incomes, according to a 2019 study in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology1.