Is chocolate good for your health, specifically your heart health.
A recent study published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) appears to suggest eating a small amount of chocolate each day may not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
What the? Can this really be true? Or is there more to this than first appears?
Read on for the low down.
Common food myths.
Yes, food and nutrition myths do exist. How they come about I am not always sure.
What I know, is that once they can get deeply embedded into people’s beliefs, so naturally they are thought to be fact.
Let’s review some of the more common one’s I come across.
Should you be eating organic fruit and veg?
We know Aussies are not eating enough fruit and veg. I am therefore often beating the drum to encourage all I can reach to eat more fresh fruit & veg.
A question I often get which follows my recommendation, is does my fruit and veg need to be organic?
Here is my current thoughts on this question.
Should you take a daily probiotic?
A good question. And a commonly asked question.
From what you read and hear you could assume that probiotics are the answer to all your health ills?
Just pop a pill and all will be right with your health? Is the path to good health that easy?
Read on to find out the answer.
Counting calories, does it work?
For many the word weight loss is synonymous with calorie or kilojoule counting.
For some weight loss is about measuring and monitoring each morsel of food that goes into their mouth.
Does this work? Does being vigilant on calories / kJ give you the focus you need to shed the kilo’s or manage your weight?
Eight food myths debunked.
It is not always clear from where food myths originate, what is clear is that once embedded into our memory banks they are hard to shift.
Unfortunately they can not only lead us astray in our attempts to be healthy or at worst lead to unhealthy or restrictive eating and living habits.
Here are what I believe are eight of the most common food and health myths.