Health and Nutrition Stuff
In the middle of the last century, popular nutrition author Adelle Davis advised people to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. Her advice stuck. Recent examination of the merits of adults eating breakfast has raised the question of whether we should indeed eat like kings at breakfast or just skip it all together.
Our food is not healthy; we will be healthy if we eat nutritious food. Words matter. And those that we apply to food matter more than ever. This brilliant article argues that until we have better information and clearer shared language defining our food, smart choices will be ever harder to make.
The simple weight-loss formula — burn more calories than you consume — is anything but, new science is finding. Brands and dieters are waking up to the reality that “a calorie isn’t just a calorie", and our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering the fight against obesity. A must-read for every food scientist and nutritionist/dietitian!
We are designed to seek food – our drive to do so is essential to our survival and we have a to control this. shows that following weight loss, levels of circulating hormones which affect our appetite tend to promote over-eating and weight regain.
The mainstays of most of the diet regimens of the last 30 years have been the GI (glycaemic index) rating score as well as its cousin the glycaemic load. Famous best-selling diet books such as the G-Plan Diet, the South Beach diet all used the index in some way and changed the way we thought about carbohydrates. Now a detailed new study pays this score – and how we use it – some closer scrutiny.
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