Friday, January 4, 2008

What do you eat?

I came across this CNN article titled "Bad foods that are actually great for your waist". The power of the media is amazing. We all have to be very smart nowadays in deciding what's good for our health.

The CNN story quotes dietitians and research findings. Hmmm, are you convinced that meat (saturated fat), processed meat (chemicals), and ice cream (articial colouring, flavouring, sugar) are good? It mentioned that ice cream is good because "a recent Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women who have at least one serving of full-fat dairy products a day gain less weight than women who don't. Researchers aren't entirely sure why, but it's believed (italics mine) that a compound in milk fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may aid weight loss". They covered themselves with the word "believe".

Health Ranger Mike Adams who advocates natural fresh food, vegetables, fruits, fresh juices etc has lashed out in his website in this article CNN Health Story Promotes Pizza, Ice Cream, Burgers as "Great for Your Waist".

I agree with fresh and natural food, more vegetables and fruits, and less meat, fats and sugar. "Everything in moderation" and "you are what you eat", as they say....Plus exercise, of which I am still guilty of lacking!

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