Keto Diet: Revisiting This Fad … Again

The true ketogenic diet is a medical treatment to be supervised by a doctor or licensed dietitian. For a short list of specific medical maladies. For a limited period of time. It is not designed to be used by just anyone and everyone as a daily diet. True, the human body can be “tricked” into a ketogenic state (switching from carbohydrates to fats for primary fuel source). But that adaptation is an emergency state, not a natural state. Much like the body adapting to infections by developing fevers. Check out this link for a brief discussion on the potential dangers of a keto lifestyle.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/should-you-try-the-keto-diet

Nutrition: Beware The Generic “Personalization”

For a high cost—and sometimes a biological sample—some entrepreneurs promise to build our very own, individualized nutrition plan, according to our unique body chemistry. Wow. Sounds great! Right? Well … not so fast. According to this linked article from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, much of the success of these personal services may be the result of following the zero cost advice of standard dietary guidelines: reduce added sugar and refined grains … and eat more fruits and vegetables.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/how-to-diet/when-nutrition-gets-personal/

Let’s Get Physical

The current recommended physical activity guidelines for adults include at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous cardiorespiratory activity (brisk walkiing) and at least 2 days per week of resistance (weight-bearing) exercise. Accomplishing these goals, we can significantly reduce our susceptibility to insuline resistance, a contributing factor of metabolic syndrome. But even some cardio and weight training proves to be better than none at all. Read this short article for details.

http://www.cooperinstitute.org/2018/05/10/can-just-a-little-bit-of-resistance-training-help-to-prevent-metabolic-syndrome

We Can Eat Meat

Consumed correctly, meats can be vital for our daily nutrition. Being careful to select the right types and limiting the portions, meats are healthy food choices. Oh … and eggs can be healthy, too. Use this link for details.

Just Move: Exercise is Medicine

Staying active and healthy does not require a great deal of exertion. Also, it is cumulative. Meaning, we can achieve the necessary benefits in a little as 10-minute chunks of moderate to vigorous activity throughout the day. Heart healthy physical activity is important to our well-being.

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http://1.usa.gov/29icFtR