Posts Tagged ‘diet’

Diabetic Diet – Great Veggies – Meals – Diabetes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Gr8 Low-carb #Veggies Top: collards, spinach, #kale, chard, red peppers; Bottom: cukes, eggplant, mushrooms, alfalfa


“In fact, the healthiest of all vegetables, according to "Nutrition Action Health Letter," is one that I had never prepared before: collard greens, with a score of 461.

The number 2 vegetable, spinach, with a score of 424, is one that I eat both raw and cooked. Like collards, and number 3 kale (score 410) and number 4 Swiss chard (322) all of these green leafy vegetables pair extraordinarily well with ham or bacon or other smoked meat and vinegar (a tip I picked up from Ruth Reichl’s Gourmet Cookbook).
Then comes red pepper (score 309), which I usually add to my salad but is also great cooked. Skipping a couple of high-carb veggies, the list then goes to broccoli at 179.
Next in order are okra, 165; Brussels sprouts, 143; lettuce, 141; and asparagus, 84. I was surprised that tomatoes and avocados, two honorary vegetables (technically fruit), ranked at 76 and 71 respectively. Wonderful cauliflower ranked even lower at 64, cabbage at 44. Near the bottom of the list are cucumber, eggplant, mushrooms, and alfalfa sprouts.

My attention went in that direction anyway after reading Michael Pollan’s He notes there that when we largely switched from eating leaves to seeds (as in grain), the problems with the so-called "Western Diet" began. It is indeed striking how many of the top veggies are leaves.”


A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry – The New Yorker

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry Amazing how much impact ~5M in ’16$ & 1 @NEJM review had on the US #diet

Supplement Ratings and Reviews – Labdoor

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Nice site w/ rankings of vitamins

Here’s the vit. D rankings:

01 Carlson Labs Vitamin D3 A
02 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 1000 IU A
03 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 2000 IU A
04 Nature Made Vitamin D3 A
05 Nature’s Way Vitamin D3 A
06 Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 A
07 NOW Foods Vitamin D3 A
08 Solgar Vitamin D3 A
09 GNC Vitamin D3 A
10 Thorne Research Vitamin D A

Here’s the mulitvitamin rankings:

01 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Men A
02 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Perfect Weight A
03 Nature’s Way Alive Max Potency Multivitamin A
04 Rainbow Light Men’s One A
05 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Women A
06 NOW Foods Adam Men’s Multivitamin A
07 NOW Foods Eve Women’s Multivitamin A
08 GNC Mega Men A
09 Carlson Labs Super 2 Daily A
10 Rainbow Light Women’s One A
11 GNC Mega Men Energy & Metabolism A
12 Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men A
13 TwinLab Daily One Caps A
14 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw One For Men A-
15 Controlled Labs Orange TRIad A-
Very critical of centrum!

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Cutting sugar [in #diet w same kcal] improves [kid's] health in…10 days [LDL down 10; DBP, 5; triglycerides, 33]

“On average, the subjects’ LDL cholesterol, the kind implicated in heart disease, fell by 10 points. Their diastolic blood pressure fell five points. Their triglycerides, a type of fat that travels in the blood and contributes to heart disease, dropped 33 points. And their fasting blood sugar and insulin levels – indicators of their diabetes risk – likewise markedly improved.”


Do I Really Need Regular Checkups at the Dentist and Doctor?

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Do I Really Need Regular Checkups at the… Doctor? Juxtaposed against the opposing view, viz:

Other article:
Skip Your Annual Physical –

Cereal killer: Are you eating too much iron? – health – 04 December 2014 – Test – New Scientist

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Cereal killer: Are you eating too much iron? Too much from vitamins is potentially linked to heart disease, cancer &c

Are some people doomed to be fat? – health – 12 November 2014 – New Scientist

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Are some people doomed to be fat? Overview of metabolism & #obesity; addresses common myths, eg don’t eat before bed

14 myths and maybes about burning fat

What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast –

Friday, October 24th, 2014

What Kids Around the World Eat Neophobia: "evo-sensibly" they initially reject unfamiliar food. Sugar is an exception


Children, and young omnivorous animals generally, tend to reject
unfamiliar foods on the first few tries. Evolutionarily, it makes
sense for an inexperienced creature to be cautious about new foods,
which might, after all, be poisonous. It is only through repeated
exposure and mimicry that toddlers adjust to new tastes — breakfast
instead of, say, dinner. That we don’t put pickle relish on waffles or
eat Honey Bunches of Oats for supper are rules of culture, not of
nature. As children grow, their palates continue to be shaped by the
food environment they were born into (as well as by the savvy
marketers of sugar cereals who advertise directly to the 10-and-under
set and their tired parents). This early enculturation means a child
in the Philippines might happily consume garlic fried rice topped with
dried and salted fish calledtuyo at 6 in the morning, while many
American kids would balk at such a meal (even at dinnertime). We learn
to be disgusted, just as we learn to want a second helping.

Sugar is the notable exception to “food neophobia,” as researchers
call that early innate fear. In utero, a 13-week-old fetus will gulp
amniotic fluid more quickly when it contains sugar. Our native sweet
tooth helps explain the global popularity of sugary cereals and
chocolate spreads like Nutella: Getting children to eat sugar is easy.
Teaching them to eat slimy fermented soybeans, by contrast, requires a
more robust and conservative culinary culture, one that resists the
candy-coated breakfast buffet.


Not a nutty idea

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Not a nutty idea Eating a small amount of peanuts desensitizes one to a severe #allergy. #Health & #Diet

The Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back –

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The #Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back #Diet expands to caveman habits for sleep, exercise & gadget use