Sunday, 5 July 2015

Healthy, unprocessed diet includes natural fats for wellbeing

1. Many interesting research findings published today, linking diet and health:

A diet high in healthy fats, fruit and vegetables and fish (Mediterranean diet) linked to lessening of depression, according to Prof Miguel A Martínez-González of the University of Navarra, Spain.

healthy fats for wellbeing

Also, the risk of developing depression is 42 per cent higher in people who have a high intake of trans fatty acids from fast food and commercial baked goods.

Sugar isn't always bad - it depends on the source and the quantity.

Obesity linked to diabetes and cancer.

2. Related news about the mistake of believing that all dietary fat is bad. Unprocessed mono- and poly-unsaturates are healthy. Extremely low fat diets are dangerous.

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  1. Yes, people seem to go to from one extreme or another on fad diets. Just eating a balanced diet of healthy foods is all there is to it. But some people want to lose weight FAST..and so..they suck on a grapefruit and drink distilled water for a month and wonder why they feel like crap....

  2. Some diets, and 'food facts' are promoted by vested interests, for profit. This muddies the waters.

    The problem is, adverts are assaulting people all day every day; sound nutritional and exercise policy isn't, and doesn't have the funds to compete.

    Fortunately, social media can replace the corporate onslaught with people-powered support networks. That's us!

    1. I think this discussion merits a post of its own - that way it generates a

  3. You're so modern Pete..well, I'm off to crank up my gramophone..Al Jolson has a new hit record...... :)

  4. Modern?! The cheek of the man ...

  5. healthy un-processed fats in a quality #diet

  6. #healthyfood Study shows chewing food has significant health benefits healthy food news

    Chewing food properly is not just good for digestion, but can improve mouth's immune system protecting you against illness, according to a study released on Thursday by The University of Manchester.

    Scientists have known that food nutrients can contribute to a healthy immune system in the mouth, but the study, led by researchers from The University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health in the United States, shows that chewing food also plays an important role.

    The team found that when you are chewing, the action will stimulate a specific type of immune cell - the "Th17" cell.


  7. Fat has received a bad press, most likely sponsored by 'sugar' industry. #HealthyFood Fats with major health benefits include Dark Chocolate (#sugarfree), Nuts and Seeds, Avocados, Cheese, Whole Eggs, Fatty Fish, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    Demographic science (long term studies of very large populations) are the most reliable evidence when planning to improve our diet.

    Many of these foods are vegan (cruelty-free) and inexpensive (available to everyone).

    fats WITHOUT SUGAR are very satisfying and reduce appetite and cravings, aiding #weightloss :)


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