Category Archives: Myths

Pizza Is A Vegetable?

Via David Rogers – The white potato loophole in new dietary rules for school lunches just got bigger – about the size of a slice of pizza. That’s the latest from the green vegetable front as the Food and Nutrition … Continue reading

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Sugar-Free Gum & Weight Loss

Via the L.A. Times – Some people chew sugar-free gum as a weight loss strategy, but does it work? An recent online study in the journal Obesity finds that chewing gum daily may have no effect on losing weight. The … Continue reading

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Dairy: Hero or Villain?

I wrestle with the “dairy” thing – and just not because I became lactose intolerance in my 20′s. Is it good for you? Is it not?  I’ve heard both sides:  “Milk, it does a body good” and “A human being … Continue reading

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The Dance Between Carbohydrates & Insulin

I recently started reading Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories. It’s a little hard to read – at least for me – but, it’s well researched/sourced, etc. Here’s some more on the author, his book, and the conclusions shared, via … Continue reading

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Study: Restriction Decreases, Not Increases, Cravings

Interesting news from the L.A. Times The prospect of going on a diet makes many people nervous. Once cravings for verboten foods set in, dieters may fall off the wagon. But a study finds that over time, restricting some foods … Continue reading

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Vitamin-Enhanced Bottled Snake Oil

Recently, I was considering introducing vitamin-enhanced bottled water into my drinking routine. To date, I don’t use it. Then, I saw this information on CalorieLab.com – The selling point of such waters — Vitaminwater, SoBe Life Water, Propel, et.al. — … Continue reading

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Eating Slower Doesn’t Prevent Postprandial Snacking When Tempted With Treats

Some very interesting study results on this were in the New York Times yesterday. Here’s the highlights: A leisurely four-course dinner at a fine restaurant can take two hours to eat, while meals eaten at home are usually over in … Continue reading

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Possible Food & Nutrition Myths

Joyce Hendley of Eating Well offers her 13 biggest nutrition and food myths that she thinks should be busted. Here they are: 1. “Eggs are bad for your heart.” 2. “High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is worse for you than sugar.” … Continue reading

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