Monday, January 28, 2008

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day ....

So the Saying goes:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper"

Research carried out at the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, has found that "People who ate a greater proportion (22 to 50 percent) of their total daily calories at breakfast time gained 0.79 kilograms of weight over time," compared to "those who consumed no more than 11 percent of their total calories at breakfast had a greater weight gain of 1.23 kilograms."

Read HERE for the full story.

In summary this study has concluded that moving a greater proportion of our calorie intake to breakfast could help reduce weight gain for middle aged adults.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Detox diets flushed away....

Dr Andrew Wadge, of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), said regimes purporting to cleanse the body were "nonsense".

The detox market is worth tens of millions of pounds. We are sold diets, pills, detox drinks to flush out all the toxins....such toxins don't need to be there in the first place, if we simply considered a back to basics way of maintaining good nutrition levels.

Plenty of water ...which nearly all of us are guilty of NOT consuming and ensuring we get our fair share of fresh fruit and vegetables with the appropriate levels of protein.....the more organic the better......

Keep away from the processed foods, tinned, boxed, packaged ..... it is highly likely that it won't be fresh from the farm.....

Dr Wadge states water and exercise were enough to help the body rid itself of harmful chemicals.

Check out what else Dr Wadge has to say on the BBC News
and here's a link to his BLOG

Instead of a new year detox regime, isn't it best to follow a more healthier lifestyle....

Dr Briffa states "excesses of internal toxicity seem to have the capacity to manifest as one or more of a range of issues including fatigue, spots and bad breath."

Hence diets are designed to deal with toxicity by focussing on nutritious foods like organic fruit and vegetables - which are easily asimilated by the body as well as plenty of water to assist the cleansing process.

HERE's his view in detail