Saturday, February 3, 2007

You are what you eat

Growing up, my Mom used to tell me, "you are what you eat". Now, more than ever we are realizing there is quite a bit of truth to that statement. It seems like nutrition is a topic of interest among the general population, not just the healthy elite. The purpose of this blog will be to talk about how nutrition affects health and keep up to date on the most nutritious foods as well as recent scientific findings.

1 comment: said...

It's amazing to see the new research on nutrition and its link to your health...and how it seems to debunk lots of nutrition myths. For example, I was always told that nuts are "bad" for you because they are loaded with fat. I just read in "Superfoods" by Pratt and Matthews (great book) that eating a handful of nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds) and seeds (sunflower and sesame) a few times a week can reduce your risk of getting a heart attack by 15 to 51%. Many nuts and seeds have plenty of "good" fats which lower your cholesterol as well as omega-3 fatty acids which are health-promoting. Maybe those peanut butter sandwiches I lived on for the better part of my youth will pay off!