In a Nutshell

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November is just around the corner, which means foodyourself has been up and running for six months! Wow – where did the time go? Considering this is a pretty big milestone I thought we would take a trip down memory lane…

Soymilk vs. Cow Milk: Unless you’re lactose intolerant or enjoy the taste of soymilk, it’s not the “healthier choice,” it’s more about personal preference. Eat, Breathe, Full: Remember to listen to your body – it will tell you when it’s full. The F Word: Not all fats are bad; some are even good for you. The Coke Dilemma: The world is a sad place when we have to choose between wrinkles or yellow teeth. Coke or Beer, That is the Question: There are pros and cons for both, so it’s up to you but just remember - everything in moderation. Brown Sugar vs. White Sugar: Brown sugar is not better for you, but sugar in general is not good for you, so again everything in moderation. Two Best Friends – Iron and Vitamin C: Eat both together to absorb as much iron as possible from your meal. Quenchmaster: If you are exercising for less than an hour then drink water, but if you are performing in a high-intensity stop-and-go sport then drink something like Gatorade. When Light is Right: If the light version of a product is bearable then power through – your body will thank you but if it’s terrible don’t settle – life is just too short. The Good, the Bad and the Sweet: Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are safe. Eat the Rainbow: Enjoy a rainbow of vegetables and fruit to make the most out of the phytonutrients nature has to offer. Bacon vs. Turkey Bacon: Your choice is between the high amounts of fat in bacon or high amounts of additives in turkey bacon, again your choice but both in moderation. Healthy Switcheroos: Try applesauce in place of oil – you’ll never know the difference. Probiotics Digest: Products, such as Activia and DanActive, which are directed towards replacing the bacteria in our intestine, are unfortunately a marketing ploy. Sugar & Diabetes: Sugar does not cause diabetes. Heart-Healthy Staple: Olive oil is a good example of one of the heart-healthy fats. Power Couples: Eat certain foods together to maximize nutrient absorption, such as green tea and lemon juice. Much Ado About Salt: Most of us are probably eating way too much salt, which is a bad thing. Be cognisant of what you are eating since salt is hidden everywhere. Let’s Eat at Home Tonight: How’s your eating-out IQ? Take the quiz - you’ll be surprised. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Turkey does not make you sleepy! The World’s Most Popular Drug: No matter what you are drinking, make sure your caffeine intake is no more than 400mg per day.

Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions for future topics please send me a comment here. Happy Eating.

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