So you fancy an Egg McMuffin, do you!?

Research from the Universaty of Buffalo shows that after eating an Egg McMuffin & Hashbrowns, the body produces raised inflammatory markers for up to 3-4 hours after consumption!

I think this goes for all fast food! Discussed in the research is the type of ingredients in the meal (additives were not discussed). This meal contains 900 calories and is full of high-fat, high refined carohydrate ingredients. However, eating the same amount of calories but of a meal, made up of fruits and fibre, the body did not produce the same reaction!

Why are inflammatory markers so important? These, in short, indicate appropriate (or not) immune response, can indicate metabolic syndrome (or predisposition) & raised levels can lead to chronic inflammatory disorder.

Plus, homemade hashbrowns are so much nicer!!!

Thanks to Rawganic Vegan for posting this on Facebook 🙂

Question Time!

I would love this question shared, so please pass on if you can!
On the green group I belong with on facebook, we are discussing what motivates ladies, and gents, to go green and natural with your cosmetics? Or equally, what stops you going the fully monty?
Some say its learning about toxic chemicals and their effect on your health. For others is learning how amazing good natural products are for your face, body and hair! I have my feet firmly in both camps!
Let me know what you think xx