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Vegetables are good for you, and the more veggies you eat,
the healthier and thinner you'll be, right?
Well, the former is probably true, but the latter may not
A Chinese study came up with the -- to Americans -- paradoxical finding that the more
vegetables people ate, the fatter they were.
Why? Because the Chinese in this population in Jiangsu
Province were stir-frying their vegetables in "generous" amounts of oil, and
the more vegetables they ate, the more energy-dense oil they were eating.
I'm not suggesting that anyone eat fewer vegetables. But
what this story illustrates is that nutritional "sound bites" like saying the
best way to be healthy is to "eat more fruits and vegetables" may not always be
true. You need to take the context into account.
For example, for people with diabetes , eating more fruits is
probably not a great idea, because most modern fruits are loaded with sugar.
But again, it depends on the context. If you've been ...
For most people the big benefit of eating organic food may be consuming less pesticide in their diets. But for people with diabetes it’s different.
High blood sugar means having a compromised immune system . Extra sugar in our blood exhausts the immune cells in our body and feeds germs. More than most people we need help.
This help can come from consuming antioxidants. Numerous studies have linked antioxidants to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) and certain cancers. Now, a major study that the British Journal of Nutrition published yesterday show that food grown organically has much higher levels of antioxidants than do conventionally grown crops.
The full-text of the study, “ Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses ,” is ...
When shopping at my local book store, I can just feel my taste buds start salivating as my arteries start to clog just a bit as I peruse the cookbook section. One shelf features Paula Deen’s cookbooks, as well as those of her sons. Another cookbook by the Lee Brothers focuses on stories and recipes for Southerners and those who want to be Southerners. There are all those cookbooks by the chefs from New Orleans (Emeril Lagasse, John Besh, etc.). And there are the cookbooks published by Southern Living magazine. All of these cookbooks offer wonderful Southern flavor; however, some of the recipes may not be the best things to eat on a regular basis if you value your health.
Why? According to a new study that was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013, there appears to be a link between a regular diet of Southern-style foods and a higher risk of stroke. This is the first large-scale study on the relationship between Sout...
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