COCO KNOWS IT ALL: Q&A

Is red wine really good for me or do the red wine companies just want me to believe this? Thanks.

Mild to moderate consumption of any sort of alcohol has been linked to numerous health benefits from Alzheimer’s prevention to heart health. Unfortunately, most of these studies have been epidemiological studies, which pretty much means there’s a correlation but you can’t say with certainty that alcohol is beneficial. 

As for the health benefits of red wine – it’s mostly praised for its resveratrol content, which is a polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes and blueberries. Studies suggest that around 20 mg per day of resveratrol can be beneficial. Unfortunately, red wine contains only about 6 mg in an entire liter. Not quite reason enough to drink like a fish.

In short – 1-3 drinks per day isn’t a problem. Red wine is likely the healthiest, but pick your favorite (try to avoid sugary mixed drinks and cocktails), and avoid binge drinking.

What deodorant do you recommend? All the things I’m reading about my current is scaring me. But I seriously need one that is effective. After all, I do live with people. And work with them too.

I like this deodorant.

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It only has essential oils, so you don’t have to worry about aluminium, parabens, or other potentially harmful chemicals. Alternatively, I’ve heard good things about just swiping some lemon under your pits.

An interesting thing to note is that the reason the underarms of your shirts can get discolored is not due to sweat – it’s due to the chemical reaction between your sweat and the antiperspirant in your deodorant.

What are your views on veggie bacon? Yay or nay? 

Ingredients in regular bacon: Pork, water, salt, sugar, celery powder

vs. Ingredients in Morning Star Vegetarian Bacon: EGG WHITES, SOYBEAN OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, TEXTURED SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, WHEAT GLUTEN, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (CORN GLUTEN, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOY), CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF GLYCERIN, SALT, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SUGAR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS FROM NON-MEAT SOURCES, TORULA YEAST, CARAMEL COLOR, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, MALIC ACID, GUAR GUM, YEAST EXTRACT, LOCUST BEAN AND GUAR GUM, SODIUM SULFITE, CARRAGEENAN, RED #3, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, NIACINAMIDE, IRON [FERROUS SULFATE], AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, NONFAT DRY MILK, YELLOW #6, VITAMIN B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B6 [PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE], VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], CITRIC ACID, CYANOCOBALAMIN.

The Morning Star bacon contains genetically modified soy and corn – both of which are inflammatory, high in omega 6 fatty acids (the kind we get too much of anyway), and the GMO component is potentially harmful as well. It also has sugar, gluten, artificial color, MSG, and carrageenan, all of which have been linked to everything from hyperactivity in children, obesity, inflammation and gut health. I’m not even sure what a handful of the other ingredients even are (disodium guanylate anyone?). 

Always try to avoid artificial/processed fake meats and cheeses. Don’t be afraid to just eat regular bacon, especially if it’s organic – it’s better for you and tastes better too.

 

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About CocoKnows

I'm an enthusiastic nutrition student who blogs about nutrition, beauty, health & wellness. Lover of all things pink.
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One Response to COCO KNOWS IT ALL: Q&A

  1. Ruby says:

    I use Primal Paste deodorant. I absolutely love it.

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