Saturday, July 19, 2008

About McD food

Why am I generally against eating food from McDonalds or Burger King? Because their average meals contain more fat, more sugar, more salt and less dietary fibre than what I would prefer in a healthy varied diet. Why? Because saturated fats and high levels of cholesterol impacts the fatty acid balance in your blood, which again gives you an increased risk of thrombosis (blood clotting). And what about the sugar? Consuming a lot of sugar rises your insulin levels, telling your body to store energy, which again on a daily basis increases your risk of growing overweight and developing diabetes.

I am not implying that eating once in a while at McD will make you immediately fat and diabetic, but I advise against making any kind of habit of eating these types of foods. If you do go to McD, you might want to have a look at the dietary information of a BigMac, which can also be found on their wrappers (at least in the US). And if you feel guilty because you eat at McD anyway, you can at least make the best choice of their menu: always opt for the low calorie, low saturated fat.

McDonalds is not unaware of their image of fast-food-is-bad-for-you. For some time now they have tried to improve their image, especially since the Supersize me film came out. A very positive step was when they removed the transfat cooking oils from their restaurants. However, remember that making the best health choice for you is always up to you.

Photo courtesy: OTC medical group

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Music photos from Roskilde 2008

Elvis has added photos from Roskilde Festival to his homepage. You will find photos from Jay-z, Tumi and the Volume, Juan Formell y los Van Van and Joan as a policewoman.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

New gmail contact policy

Gmail has now implemented a new policy for managing your Gmail contacts. Instead of automatically adding all email addresses you send to as contacts, they now distinguish between your contacts and your suggested contacts. If they would have done something like this a long time ago, the mess (read the spam) generated by Konnects to everybody in my gmail contact list would have been considerably less severe!
However, I agree with Blogjunkies that Gmail has not fixed the automatic and very loose contact handling, but mainly just made their contact policy more complicated.

Blogpost by Blogjunkies: "Gmail Tries to Be Less Creepy, Fails"
Blog by Gmail: "Updates to Gmail contact manager"

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Katrine Mosegaard has updated her homepage with cool photos of her recent works. Go check it out!

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