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Cutting Through The Headlines August 23, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Health & Wellness.

“[W]hen you cut through the headlines, marketing campaigns and studies, Katz* says, you’ll find that most experts agree on a few fundamentals of nutrition: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds and plain water should make up the majority of what people eat and drink.”

“If there is such a thing as a “best” diet, he says, that’s it.”

“The fact that whole foods, close to nature, mostly plants, are good for people: that never changes,” says Katz. “It’s the fundamental truth we’re not willing to accept.”

To Read More:  There’s No Such Thing as a Single “Best” Diet (Time)

Aah . . . that’s better!

*Dr. David Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center


1. rivergirl1211 - August 23, 2018

But… but…
Where does that leave the Twinkies?

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

You’ll find the Twinkies on store shelves . . . right next to the Ring Dings and the Ho Ho’s.

That said, everything in moderation, dear girl. 😀

rivergirl1211 - August 23, 2018

I’m not sure there is such a thing as Ho Ho moderation. Those things are like crack!

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

Sugar = Crack!

2. Jill Weatherholt - August 23, 2018

I know of several people who’ve gotten sick from the ketogenic diet. Diets don’t work!

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

Agreed! Pass the broccoli, please. :mrgreen:

3. Kate Crimmins - August 23, 2018

Chocolate is a plant, right?

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

There is a chocolate pudding plant ~> “Behold the Black Sapote, a.k.a “the Chocolate Pudding Fruit”. Anyone who has tried this fruit will tell you that it really does taste very much like chocolate pudding (not like some other sorry excuses for gluten free substitutes) and even has the same consistency too.”

4. colonialist - August 23, 2018

Where are my Yorkie Bars? And cheesecakes? And caramel? And ice cream with condensed milk?

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

Someone’s got a SWEET tooth! 😀

colonialist - August 23, 2018

*amazed* How did you guess?

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

Elementary, my dear Col! 😀

5. Debra - August 23, 2018

Many years ago now I was told I had the beginning of osteoporosis, and I was young enough this scared me! I immediately changed my diet to follow a “whole food” plan that eventually morphed towards low-inflammation and I reversed my issues, maintain my weight, which wildly fluctuated before, and generally feel a lot better. It took time to wean myself off of processed favorites, but habits can change. I wholeheartedly endorse. 🙂

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

It’s great when doing something that is good for us actually makes us feel good. Woo Hoo! I feel much better when I eat whole food rather than overly processed “junk” food.

That said, I still like to have salty crunchy chips in the house. 😀

6. Tippy Gnu - August 23, 2018

I agree that whole foods are very good for us. Which is why I focus on eating whole Cheezit crackers, rather than those broken crumbly ones.

nrhatch - August 23, 2018

That’s the ticket! The broken crumbly ones are WAY less healthy.

7. L. Marie - August 24, 2018

Love almonds, veggies, and most of the beans!

nrhatch - August 24, 2018

Me too! Our pantry is full of nuts. And beans. 😀

8. Tiny - August 26, 2018

Oh, I feel much better now. I had a large, spicy Chinese lunch/dinner today and it had lots of nuts! And I saw a few pieces of celery as well. Has to be healthy.

nrhatch - August 26, 2018

And spicy is ALWAYS good for us! 😯

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