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Record, Rep ter a, 2001 Zm M.huMf your waffles? good? Just ask a of PeOPle at this wian Cooking by the Plumas i. a,...l c 55 Harris explained. These are the one .most frequently the major contributors to heart Harris saicL disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Other dietary risks include cancer, stroke, diabetes and antis; And, d/etary excesses also contribute to l)ract . high blood pressure, obesity, For those concerned with or do better at their jobs. the excuses vary fi-om hwelse " not enough time, not hungry, Exercising is essential to circumstances: fear of beeom, good health. In an Alameda ing overweight and a lack of County study, within a nine- knowledge of good nutritional year period, non xercisers had a 50 percent increased risk recognized these dental diseases, osteoporosis weight gain, it's a proven fact soy waffles Pstro!ntestinal diseases, that breakfast helps prevent little tougher than In |mp/'ovlng our health, wel1[ht gain. For'those who white flour va- there are seven steps wecan tend to weight they do so are take. Harris said. These in- by' counting calories; but and a pleasant sue- clude: with how they time their also .Get Seven to eight hours of eating, Harris said. These are ,are lowin satu-sleeP night; who dent eat regu- butter is-Don'tl eat between meals too much at a meal, a healthy(based On three well-balanced ami snack on the Wrong foods. day. meals r day, following thei People have been known to Wasnt all particl, new guidelines, lose weight by eating their In the fourth an, and including two healthy heavy meal in the morning Eat a healthy breakfast every lunch or, most certainly, not morning; later than 3 p.m. : class held MLrch Quincy Community Methodist Church Fel- fruit spreads as the di - breakfast--the most meal of the day. Program offered ideas to make breakfast nu- and interesting. And, who skip breakfast they say they don't the time, "how to still 'our breakfast on the run something healthy and In calories," said Sue MS, RD, a member of prow welsht; Harris had a suggestion for = ' those who say they're nothun- uN cbbol in modera or sry in the monUnS--tryeating dent consume it; and less at night, or skip that meal. Don't smoke. . Laughing she said there's Harris explained t an oZd about, e aklng, queen and Hat- age. If a person follows all sev- ris' recommendation is to eat en of the above tips, health like a king at breakfa. t, like a years are determined by sub- queen at lunch and like a pau- tracting years. For instance if per at dinner a person is 40 and following all Eating breakfast reduces the the tips, the health years total risk of heart attacks, Harris 27. said. Platelets in the blood be- But the reverse happens come stickier in the morn,'ng when a person doesn't take before breakfast. This mcreas care of himself, and years are es the tendency for a blood clot added, Harris explained. The to form, and may lead to .'-~ same 40-year-old who only fol- heart attack. lows two of the health tips can Accor(iing to Harris. mo~( add 19 years to his health life, heart attacks occur between 7 making him 59, Harris ex- a.m. and noon. To help avoid plained, this risky time, eat breakfas,',, An Alameda County study, because the platelets becen,-: focusing on adults 60-90 years less sticky old, found that those who There are other advantages didn't eat breakfast regularly of eating breakfast, Accordm~ had a 5(I percent increased risk to Harris, people become more of death compared to those efficient at problem soi in who did. have improved memory, i~ve increased verbal fluency, have Breakfast, there's time an improved attention span, Breakfast is the most impor- display better atti-tudes, and rant meal of the day, but it's have better scholastic score:~ information la Harris, MPH, RD, be- late afternoon program ~resentation on the of optimal health 'hy breakfast is the most meal of the day. :h the assistance of her Rer, Mandy, Harris com- how we treat our bodies we keep up our cars. refill you car's gas When it's empty? Do you and snacks at regu- times throughout ay? ou use the right type of your car? Do you eat variety of foods from food guide pyramid make sure your car's enough water? Do rink about eight cups of a day--water, juice and read the owner's man- learn more about treat- maintaining your car Do you take advan- opportunities to learn healthy eating and eahhy lifestyle choices? clean your car's body rust out? Do you floss your teeth dai- t the message? Many of us nore about and take bet- of our cars than we do bodies, i of dying, compared to those who made a consistent effort to keep fit, Harris said. Women who didn't exercise had over twice the rtsk of dying w thin that same period. It's never too late to begin a good exercise program, Harris said. And, there are anumber of re sons why exercising is good. It speeds up metabolism/ works the heart muscles, helps in weight reduction or main. ,raining a specific body weight, and generally makes indlvidu. sis feel better. The meat ac.d protein myth ;i ~ ',.e;r, u. ,,--, discovered as a .r,~tt~ r~t ,:la.~ in 1~38," Harris ss~td "Z,: n~,-., know that it is viu.q '(r muscle function, hor- m~~ne a)ntnesis, and produc- tion ei enzymes." br,~,.'.~n~- are made of build- ~g o~,;ca~ calh:d allllflo acids. "Our body uses 20 different a,m~n~ acids for health and maintenance, Eight of these amino ;~cids are called essen- tial, because they come from the ,',i~ t ' fJarris said. The r(maining 12 can be m~(!~ by ~mr bodies. Vr, r lt;,/~e wh~ believe the o~]y .'.ay ',r, acqmre protein is by eating; meat, they are wron~:. TI-~ re are a number of grain and bean sources that are high in protein At one time, those who fol- lowc.d a vegetarian diet be- lieved in the complementary theor) of protein. That is, cer- tain proteins needed to be eat- an m combination with other proteins in order to reap the benefits, such as combinations of" beans and rice. "This old theory argued that you must complement plant proteins at a given meat to get the preper protein balance," ttarris !~aid. Nesearch has proven that this theory is false. According to the: Amerh:an I)icteuc Asso- ciatirm "It i~. not n~messarv Nlna Harris demonstrated hew to make soy waffles and granola.