033 – Addictive Soda, Immune Boosters, Exercise in Your Free Time

In this week’s episode, we look at three news headlines in the nutrition, health, and wellness arena from the past week.  First up we examine why soft drinks are so damn addictive and what you can do to start to wean yourself off soda. Next, with winter and flu season just around the corner, what are some food and supplements that you can use to boost your immune system?  Finally, a new research study discusses the link between free time (and what people do with their free time) and exercise - so you can establish a regular exercise habit in your (limited) free time.

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Topic

1:01

Why Are Soft Drinks so Addictive?

7:46

Foods and Supplements to Boost the Immune System

12:05

Free Time:  Screen Time vs. Exercise

References and Links from Episode 33:

Study

Link to full study

Sugar addiction: pushing the drug-sugar analogy to the limit

A genome-wide association study of bitter and sweet beverage consumption

Free Time and Physical Activity Among Americans 15 Years or Older: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the American Time Use Survey

Mike Dunlap

“Your success will be in direct proportion to how you spend your ‘free’ time.”

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Hello, I'm Christopher Allen and I'm passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves - physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, and culturally. Feel free to follow me on IG. You can read more about my story here.

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