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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 26, 2019

June 28 - July 4, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

Is saturated fat as bad for us as we think?

by Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

"Saturated fats aren’t just saturated fats...They don’t all increase your risk of cardiovascular disease"

Note: the consensus for food groups is now as follows-

Positive correlation with health & mortality: fruit, veg, wholegrains, nuts/seeds

Neutral relationship: dairy foods, eggs, pale-ish meats incl fish and chicken

Negative correlation with health and mortality: red meat (mild effect), chargrilled/burned meats, esp red meats (definitely negative), and nitrate/nitrite preserved meats like some hams (definitely negative)

As always, dose is of critical importance and eating the foods with negative relationships every now and then is no big deal at all.

'Party' foods are only an issue when they crowd out the 'core' foods, over a lifetime of eating.....


Your Adolescent Daughter Doesn’t Have a Weight Problem. She’s Going Through Puberty.

by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen

"It’s true that harping on weight is not the way to go (i.e., comments about weight or encouraging girls to lose weight); but educating girls about why they gain weight is very much needed."


How to conquer your fear of feeling judged when you exercise

by Kimberly Gillan

“Our bodies adapt to the stimulus we provide them, so there’s no need to be naturally strong – it’s something that can be built up over time”


The Power of One Push-Up

by James Hamblin

"A good metric of health should be meaningful, measurable, actionable, and durable. Body weight and BMI aren’t always meaningful or actionable—as many people who’ve tried to change theirs are aware.”


The first black Barbie to use a wheelchair is here, and people are loving the message it sends to kids

by Amanda Krause