April 7, 2008
It's Spring, and it's time to get back on track. The OrganicAthlete
eNewsletter was a consistent monthly publication for 4 years, but we
were sidetracked the past few months for good reason. In a few weeks,
you'll get an annoucement of the launch of our new website. We're
excited about it. Stay tuned.
Have a fruitful day,
As part of the launch of our new website, we're starting more than a
just a cycling team. OrganicAthlete's sports teams will include
running, triathlon, and bodybuilding. A way for OrganicAthlete members
to organize by activity and sport, these teams connect like-minded
athletes the world over with a passion for training for a better
world. The website will feature member journals, team calendars, team
forums, and member profiles. Join today and get involved with the new
How an OrganicAthlete Goes to the Grocery Store
A funny video featuring the OrganicAthlete staff. Click here to view
April Health News
Lots of meat, lots of cancer
This was a big study, involving about 500,000 people. Those who ate
the most red meat were 25% more likely to be diagnosed with bowel,
liver, lung and esophageal cancer. Those who ate the most processed
meat had a 20% higher risk of colorectal cancer and a 16% higher risk
of lung cancer. 1 in 10 cases of these cancers could be avoided if
people eliminated the aforementioned meat products.
Genkinger JM & Koushik A. Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk 2007;12:e345
No bones about soy
Increasing soy consumption for six months can have a beneficial effect
on bone mineral density. This was found by doing a meta-analysis.
These results were noticed with an intake of about 90 mg of
isoflavones per day. You could hit 90 mg by eating ½ cup of edamame, 1
cup of soy milk, and 3 ounces of tempeh.
De-Fu Ma, et al. Soy isoflavone intake increases bone mineral density
in the spine of menopausal women: Meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials. Clinical Nutrition 2008;27:57-64.
Legumes and blood sugar
Nearly 65,000 healthy, middle-aged women from China were followed over
4.6 years to assess development of diabetes. Those women who consumed
more legumes had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. When
researchers isolated soy foods for analysis, there was not a
Villegas R, et al. Legume and soy food intake and the incidence of
type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai Women's Health. Am J Clin Nutr
D2 the new D3
Good news out of Boston. Both forms of vitamin D (D2 & D3) are equally
effective at maintaining blood levels in the human body. This is great
news for those on a plant-based diet, as vitamin D2 is plant derived
and vitamin D3 is animal derived.
Holick MF, et al. Vitamin D2 is as effective as vitamin D3 in
maintaining circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Journal
of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. December 18 2007, Published
Thanks to Ryan Andrews for this month's health news.
In this issue:
New OA Teams
Train with Groceries
Go Organic Cycling Shorts
Go Vegan Cycling and Tri Shorts
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