12 Grams Protein
Equal to a cup of sugar
Fiber is special because it’s not digested or digested incompletely. Most of its calories don’t get into the body, which is one reason why fruits and vegetables, which are high in fiber, help with weight loss. – Marion Nestle
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people ate two eggs for breakfast, they took in more than 400 fewer calories over the next 24 hours than when they ate bagels.
Not convinced about the benefits of fiber? Keep on reading.
Our cravings for fat, salt, and sugar started back when humans lived in caves and hunted and gathered for their food. Fat, salt, and sugar were in short supply. So to ensure that we ate adequate supplies of each, we evolved a craving for them. - Harvard Medical School
The food industry is well-aware of this. So ...
I have a website ... Every Day is Training Day ... and here's one of my training facilities ... weight training, cycle class, and basketball. I call it my health assurance plan.
When I hear the word detox, my first reaction is to hold onto my wallet. Read about the detox scam here.
Yep, that's the name of a burger joint. Some guy ordered the Triple Bypass Burger and proceeded to have a heart attack. Not funny, but ironic.
Bet you didn't know that if we "changed-up" our lifestyle 80% of heart disease would go away. Oh yeah, and 90% of type 2 diabetes would go the way of the DoDo Bird. The take-away: Genes load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.
McDonald’s tells pork suppliers to give pregnant sows more room.
If you do want to watch a presentation by someone who is an animal activist, check out Gary Yourofsky's presentation at Georgia Tech.
I'd describe obesity as the natural consequence of placing a collection of truly ancient genes, genes forged over millions of years of incredible and constant dietary insecurity and upheaval, into an insane, calorific, modern day, dietary utopia. In other words? Obesity and overweight are our bodies' normal, natural, responses to the world they find themselves living in.
The fact is that right now the accepted global viewpoint is that if obesity is a disease it's a disease of willpower, of gluttony, of sloth.
My hope is that one day obesity will be seen as a modern day scourge, a day when the trite advice "all you need to do is eat less and exercise more" is seen by the general public as over-simplified nonsense. - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff
Trust ... If we lived in a perfect world - an ideal world, we would be able to trust everyone. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect.
Last night I watched the 60 Minutes segment: Deception at Duke. Sadly, this well-respected institution "fudged" data related to a cancer study. On the surface, this would appear shocking.
But ... the big but is the following. A wonderful article that was published in November 2010 titled Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science that exposed (not Duke) research, doctors, and medical science. It states:
Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.
I recommend watching the 60 Minutes segment and reading the article. They're both fascinating, illuminating, and disturbing.
Enjoy your meal ... practice mindful eating.
This is something I need to work on
He won't win any awards for most exciting speaker, however, he's got the knowledge. Related to nutrition, his book is considered one of the best.
Take aways ... could reduce heart disease by 80%, type 2 diabetes by 92%, and colorectal cancer by 71%.
However, people don't change lifestyle based on fear. They do change based on joy. So, find your joy.
Are whole grain products ... whole wheat? Is it possible food manufacturers are not telling us the whole truth? Watch this report.
Lies, Damn Lies, and the American Food System ... Have a laugh with Jeff Novick.
Minutia - a minute or minor detail.
In regard to living a healthy lifestyle, there's a tremendous amount of information. Frequently, health advocates get too involved with the intricate details of a food or nutrient. When this happens, it tends to lead toward much confusion.
Here's one example: One of my "health hero" doctors, Caldwell Esselstyn, advises not to drink a green smoothie. It's better to eat the whole food. For example, eat the Kale and don't put it in a smoothie.
He had studies that supported his suggestion.
Dr. Esselstyn, with all due respect, most likely, anyone who is consuming a green (veggie) smoothie is living a healthy lifestyle. To dissuade people to stop making them will bog them down with self-doubt and lead them down an erroneous path.
Ironically, another "health hero" of mine, Dr. Doug Lisle, tells us to drink green smoothies.
The moral of the story: If you are leading a healthy lifestyle, do yourself a favor, do not get bogged down with the minute details.
By the way, I can't drink a green smoothie (I love fruit smoothies). However, I love my Kale Chips.
Somewhat related, another "health hero" of mine states: People don’t love nutrients. Nobody says: “I love vitamin C.” But they do say: “I love a fresh orange.” People have feelings about food. They don’t have any feelings about nutrients. - Joan Gussow
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Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
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