(CARLSBAD, CA) – Everybody is giving nutrition advice these days. The clerk at your local drugstore, the radio DJ, and your friends on Facebook all have their favorite tips when it comes to healthy eating. The problem is that much of the nutrition advice we get from those around us is inaccurate.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Walnuts, peanuts, pecans and almonds. Nuts are all around us, and according to the newest research, these nutritional powerhouses can be genuine lifesavers. Just last month, researchers from Loma Linda University published an analysis of 25 studies, all of which link nut consumption to a healthy heart.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Thumping a watermelon. Grandma swears by this method when picking her fruit for the annual family Fourth of July picnic. This year, it’s your turn. You scurry to the grocery store, dash over to the fresh fruit section, and start thumping. There’s only one problem. You have no idea what sound your “thump” is supposed to elicit in the giant melon!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Atkins. South Beach. The Zone. Everywhere you look, high-profile diets of the day promise a svelte physique if you pack on the protein and “eighty six” the carbs. So-called nutritional experts advise the elimination of carbs in favor of protein. Even basic supermarket foods showcase labels of high-protein and low carb content. Do we really need that much protein?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Willpower. It’s that ability to deny yourself a slice of homemade apple pie or a new pair of Lucky jeans that you really don’t need. It’s also that drive that forces you to crawl out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to attend your workout class.