Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Health news from the net 4 June 2014.

Health news 4 June, 2014.
Do you enjoy reading about health as much as I do?
Here are links to a few health and nutrition related articles I was reading today. Click on the links for the full article and to read them from the source. Hope you find them interesting.

Lyndal @ Lean Green and Healthy

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 Harmful Diet Lies You Probably Believe
This article was originally published in Time 

As a culture, we go through phases with our diet preferences — low-fat gave way to low-carb, dairy-free begat gluten-free, and eggs (poor eggs) are either omega-rich wunderkinds or insidious cholesterol bombs depending on the current political climate and whether or not Mercury’s in retrograde. Yet, there are some out-there diet myths that we simply can’t seem to shake. Over the course of The Anti-Diet Project I’ve struggled to dislodge these false beliefs from my own diet-addled brain, but it’s not easy. When I’ve believed for 10 years that a potato is four points, it’s really hard to see it as a potato again. I still struggle with eating dinner, even when I’m hungry, and I’m fairly convinced it’ll take years of couples counseling for me to ever trust bananas again. We’ll get there one day, bananas.

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered - GI values of fruit
This article was originally published in GI News

I have been hunting for the GI of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, honeydew melon, tangerine, currants, crab apples, lemon, lime, cumquats, nectarine, plum, rhubarb and have had no luck.
Apologies, to our regular GI News readers who have seen this question in other guises more than once before – it’s a regular to gifeedback. To deal with the ‘where to hunt’ bit first. Check out the database at, The Shopper’s Guide to GI Values (it is updated annually), use the Google search facility in the right-hand column of every issue of GI News, or thumb through the ‘top 100 low GI foods’ section of Low GI Eating Made Easy. More importantly, we know that people who eat three or four serves of fruit a day, particularly apples and oranges, have the lowest overall GI and the best blood glucose control.

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10 Meals In Mason Jars You Have To Try
This article was originally published in Prevention Magazine

When the pickles are gone and the jam is scraped clean, what becomes of the humble mason jar? Make it your new favorite lunch box. Mason jar meals are unsurpassed in portability—and you can cram in way more nutrition than a brown bag could ever hope to hold. Try out these take-anywhere mason jar recipes today.

How to manage d-lunches ‘on the road’
This article was originally published in Diabetes Counselling Online

Quite a few of our readers have indicated that they find having a nutritious lunch to suit their diabetes requirements in their busy lives a tricky thing to deal with. Hopefully this blog will help with some practical ideas that you can implement whether you’re a truck driver, a shop owner, a school teacher, an office worker or even a shift worker.

Of course if you have ideas of your own that work, we’d love to have you add them at the bottom of the blog to help others too.

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