Dr Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food Pyramid HEALTHY SWEETS How much: Sparingly Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts. RED WINE How much: Optional, no more than 1-2 glasses per day Healthy choices: Organic red wine Why: Red wine has beneficial antioxidant activity. Limit intake to no more than 1-2 servings per day. American Council on Science and Health A recent study challenges the recommendation that we should avoid dairy fat. Advice to limit all dietary fat, and to drink only 1 percent (low fat) or skim (non-fat) milk has been a cornerstone of dietary guidance for years. Yet, at least with respect to the occurrence of new cases of diabetes, full-fat dairy products just might have a preventive edge, according to the report. The researchers examined blood levels of dairy fatty acids in participants in two long-term prospective studies. Samples from the Nurses’ Health study were collected in 1989-90, and those from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study were obtained in 1993-94. In all, the samples from 3,333 adults aged 30-75 years were analyzed.
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US Government Ditches Food Pyramid and Introduces Rate Your Plate System · Nutrition & Dieting articles Just Don't Call It a Pie Chart The US Department of Agriculture is about to discontinue use of the food pyramid, the symbol of balanced diets originating in Denmark in 1978 and adopted by the United States in 1992. (The original food pyramid is probably an invention of Swedish cookbook author Anna Britt Agnsäter, published by the Swedish government in 1974.) In its place, American nutrition regulators will be using a dinner plate, with colored sections for fruits, vegetables, grain, and protein. ACE - ProSource: April 2016 - The Newest Index on the Block: The Hydration Index You’ve likely heard of the glycemic index and the insulin index, but beverages now also have their own index: namely, the new “hydration index.” People usually think about hydration in the context of sports and exercise, so it may be beneficial to know which beverages can best hydrate you when access to fluids (or bathrooms, see Figure 1 for a rough guide to bathroom-guided hydration statuses) is limited. Figure 1: BHI for tested drinks Not all beverages are created equal from a hydration standpoint. Absorption is affected by the amount of fluid ingested, electrolyte and carbohydrate content, and the presence of diuretic agents (substances that promote urine production).
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All about lectins: Here’s what you need to know What are lectins? Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes. They are sugar-binding and become the “glyco” portion of glycoconjugates on the membranes. Lectins offer a way for molecules to stick together without getting the immune system involved, which can influence cell-cell interaction. Lectins are abundant in raw legumes and grains, and most commonly found in the part of the seed that becomes the leaves when the plant sprouts, aka the cotyledon, but also on the seed coat. They’re also found in dairy products and certain vegetables.
Fiber-Rich Diet May Boost Lung Function Action Points Low dietary fiber intake was associated with reduced lung function, suggesting that eating a diet rich in fiber may protect against lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.Note that fruit and vegetable consumption was more strongly associated with higher lung function than consumption of whole grains in the analysis, and this association was independent of antioxidant intake. Low dietary fiber intake was associated with reduced lung function, suggesting that eating a diet rich in fiber may protect against lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and even asthma, researchers said. These associations were found to be consistent, even when controlling for important covariates for poor lung function, including smoking and high body mass index (BMI), they wrote in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. "These findings are pretty consistent with several other [observational] studies examining fiber and lung function.
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