A disparate and semi-random collection of random nutrition-related thoughts and opinions:
- “Cow’s milk is natures perfect food… if you are a baby cow” (Mark Hyman)
- Fat doesn’t make you fat; sugar makes you fat. Decades of low-fat diets have left us fatter than ever. But when the manufacturers removed the fat, what was left tasted horrible, so to make it taste better they added… sugar.
- Unhealthy Breakfast:.Cereal + Fruit Juice + Toast.
- Healthy Breakfast: Eggs + Ham + Fruit
- Whole Milk Good. Low-fat milk Bad. Fat-free/skim milk Ugly
- The three most profitable foods in the supermarket are soda, salty snacks and breakfast cereal. You don’t actually need any of them.
- If is doesn’t rot, don’t eat it.
- You don’t need much sugar to function: Normal blood glucose level is 100mg/dL. Which is a gram per liter. You have five liters of blood on average. So the sum total of your blood glucose is about five grams – which is about a teaspoon of sugar.
- Restaurant food is bad for you: They want you to enjoy the experience, so to make the food taste better they add sugar and/or salt. So… if you’re fat, stay out of restaurants… unless you work there.
- Eat Butter.
- Drink lots of water. There is no habit as conducive to long-term health as drinking plenty of water.
- “If it tastes good, spit it out”
- Walk! Americans do not walk enough. Get a pedometer (or install a pedometer app on your smartphone)
- Sugar is a poison – treat it as such.
- Avoid white foods
- Shop “on the edge”. Most supermarkets have the fresh (perishable) foods around the edges of the store, with the non-perishable stuff (Twinkies, anyone?) in the center, mainly for logistical reasons. This works to your advantage. Staying out of the middle makes shopping simpler, too.