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Milk preventing the absorption of flavinoids and anti-oxidants?
this is a blurb from something I read on Yahoo health by Joy Bauer. The comment about milk was interesting- if Milk in chocolate prevents the absorption of the "good stuff", where else is milk doing this? I read that calcium is similar- that even though we consume a lot of milk, osteoporosis levels are very high. And that this may be because the calcium in milk is not absorbed all that well:
"t's true that certain types of chocolate are good for the cardiovascular system - but certainly not all chocolate. When it comes to good health, the most important thing is to choose dark chocolate versus milk chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the richer it is in flavonoids (also known as bioflavonoids) -- which are responsible for most of chocolate's health benefits. Also - milk inhibits intestinal absorption of flavonoids, so you lose even more of these fabulous plant chemicals during digestion if you choose milk chocolate."
Wed. May 30, 12:21pm
we need vitamin d to absorb the calcium in milk. that's why it is added to most milk.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 12:29 PM
then what explains the high levels of osteoporosis in this country?
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 12:46 PM
Excess protein leads to net calcium loss. Among other issues like vitamin K helping with calcium absorption. So, eat a diet like the average American does that is very high in protein and low in vitamin K containing greens, wear lots of sunscreen or stay inside all day so you don't get any vitamin D, skip a lot of other supporting minerals you would get from whole foods, watch tv and don't get any weight bearing exercise and your bones too will fall apart in your old age.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 3:29 PM
With the Super Bowl and Sochi Olympics rapidly approaching, gangsters are seeing dollar signs
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.Sophisticated crime rings are developing pop-up e-marketplaces and sourcing cheap apparel from abroad, readying to profit millions of dollars selling counterfeit goods to unsuspecting deal hunters
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.More than $17 million worth of Super Bowl 2013 merchandise -- from fake jerseys, hats and jackets to tickets and other souvenirs -- was seized last year, according to U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement.
While the NFL has forced the shutdown of more than 2,500 websites offering counterfeit team merchandise
, the federal government arrested a dozen people ahead of this year's Super Bowl and the Sochi Organizing Committee pledged to implement a more effective response to the theft of licensed Olympic gear
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, the hill is steep.Without further consumer awareness, defeat is like a large-scale game of whack-a-mole, said David Sugden, an attorney specializing in grey markets at Call & Jensen.“Whenever there’s demand for anything --whether it is sports memorabilia or airplane parts -- you’re going to find there’s an effort from dishonest entrepreneurs to sell dishonest products,” he said.Brands may succeed in shutting down one
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, but two more are always waiting in the wings.Traditional crime rings are attracted to the ease of importing apparel over, say, drugs and narcotics, and can quickly develop a website for the sale of illicit merchandise
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. The sites can also be written in such a way that the actual ring leaders are difficult to prosecute.
And it's extremely lucrative
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. Despite the fact that some of these counterfeited products are indeed far superior to their legitimate counterparts, thieves oftentimes price them in the same ballpark so as to maintain the ruse that the products being purchased are real
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.“It allows you to maintain the margins of legitimate goods, making it an extremely attractive business with a very low barrier to entry,” said Fred Feldman, chief marketing officer of brand protection firm MarkMonitor
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, which works with the NFL.It’s also easier to fool a shopper online, whereas consumers tend to be more cautious of a random man selling t-shirts out of the back of his truck in the rear of the stadium parking lot.
“Prior to Internet commerce
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, counterfeiters were often outside of stadiums or in flea markets or just on city streets,” said Sugden. “That kind of environment suggests to a reasonable consumer that this stuff probably is not authentic.”
Of course, some shoppers looking for
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a deal are willing to sacrifice the quality. In fact, a MarkMonitor survey from 2012 found that these deal hunters are 20 times more likely to buy counterfeit than regular consumers.
“Consumers have become more price sensitive and understand that one of the powers of the Internet is to compare and contrast prices to find the best deal
,” Feldman said.
With millions of revenue on the line, that has become a nightmare for brand owners.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:06 PM
There's always been a strange cognitive dissonance about ads on uniforms. Professional sports leagues have operated for decades under the creative fiction that advertising on uniforms is some sort of infringement on aesthetic purity
, a sentiment that's as laughable as the idea that college athletes don't deserve a share of the billions they generate. The truth, of course, is that every uniform already allows advertising in the form of the manufacturer's logo
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. (You could argue that the uniforms themselves are advertisements for the NFL Shop, and vice versa, but that's going down a symbologic rabbit hole we can leave closed for now.)
Consider a few facts: most major sports already allow advertising on their uniforms. Soccer teams around the world, including the United States
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, proudly sport the logos of their chief sponsors. NASCAR teams and drivers are so associated with their sponsors that fans often refuse to buy competitors' brands
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. Golfers have sport the logos of high-end companies on their shirts and bags as well as their visors. Most notably for the purposes of this discussion, most teams already allow ads on practice jerseys, as you can see from these photos from the last couple days:
Plus, NFL Europe (RIP) allowed ads on uniforms
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, like you can see here with Kurt Warner:
Or here in a scrum:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver estimated that ads on NBA uniforms could bring in $100 million a year. That's money that other
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leagues are simply leaving on the table. Consider the fact that NFL uniforms have far more space available for ads--you could show IMAX movies on some guys' shoulder pads--and the fact that regular-season
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games outdraw the NBA Finals ratings-wise, and you're looking at far too much cash for the NFL to turn away too much longer.
It comes down to a simple proposition
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: are you really going to stop watching the NFL because 's sporting a Dunkin' Donuts patch on one shoulder? Of course not.
One key, of course, is matching the right sponsor with the right team. The NFL will have its say in advertiser selection
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, to avoid some Texas offramp strip club sponsoring the Cowboys or some Bay-area pawn shop hooking up with the Raiders. You'll be looking at multi-year agreements; this won't be like NASCAR, where advertisers can switch from week to week and certain unfortunate cars might run without ads at all
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. Dozens of companies are willing to spend millions for 30 seconds of Super Bowl ad time; you think there won't be a line out the door to buy three hours' worth?
So, yes, ads are coming to
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uniforms. Maybe not next year, but soon, and for the rest of our viewing lives. At least we can take heart in the fact that we won't be watching, say, the Citibank Giants play the Coca-Cola Falcons. Yet.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:11 PM
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