“The food industry has an inherent conflict of interest when it funds nutrition research. After all, food manufacturers’ livelihoods rise and fall on how we decide to consume calories. The industry’s deep pockets translate into influence over dietary experts, scientific studies and nutrition policymakers.” Read the short brief at this link.
Spotting the Food Industry’s Influence on Nutrition Research
True … some of us are more susceptible to obesity than others. Some of us have to work harder—much harder—than others to get fit. And we may never be as lean as our neighbor. But, ultimately, even if lifestyle choices are not the primary cause of our obesity, lifestyle choices and behavior are the way we battle our obesity. Follow the link below for some insight into the factors of obesity.
Food cravings are the bane of healthful eating plans. Once we learn to control our cravings—and make no mistake, we all have them—we are well on our way to a healthy lifestyle. Click this link for a few tips to get these urges under control.
So many of the foods available on our local grocers’ shelves today are industrially processed concoctions. Even those which are not technically processed often are artificially stuffed with alarming doses of harmful additives. This article not only identifies a few common, unhealthy foods, it offers healthier alternatives to consider instead.
We need carbohydrates in our daily nutrition plan. But not all carbs are created equally. Added sugars, like table sugar and sugary beverages, contribute nothing to our bodies except dreaded weight gain and body fat. In fact, they are quite harmful to our health. Current nutrition guidelines recommend no more than 10% of our calorie intake to come from added sugars. But that is high. We should strive for less added sugars. Much less.