The best of the latest health news from around the internet

In our latest members only round-up of health news we have a bumper edition of interesting articles from around the web.  We start off with 3 articles focusing on what we eat.  We then have an inspiring weight loss story and a piece on avaoiding food wastage.  We finish up with some great information on using a hunger scale to stop overeating, toning up the vegan way and the salad items to steer clear of.


http://www.businessinsider.com/eating-fat-wont-make-you-fat-gain-weight-says-doctor-2017-11Rob Ludacer Dozens of scientific studies suggest that eating fat isn’t linked to weight gain. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, says it’s perfectly ok to eat butter, cream, nuts, and avocados. Instead of eating low-fat products, Carroll encourages people to eat less sugar, which studies have linked to weight gain and obesity. A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won’t make you fat — but sugar will

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/20/five-a-day-eating-targets-will-be-unaffordable-for-millions-after-brexitFive-a-day eating targets for fruit and vegetables could become unaffordable for millions of low-income families as a result of Brexit-related food price rises, a report says. The Food Foundation says that already-feeble consumption rates of healthy food in the UK could nosedive under Brexit because the triple impact of exchange rates, labour costs and tariffs could add up to £158 a year to the amount a family of four spends on fruit and vegetables. The thinktank warns that the poorest families – which spend the biggest proportion of their household budget on food – will be hardest hit, and calls for an expanded healthy food voucher system to help boost household nutrition in deprived areas. Five-a-day eating targets ‘will be unaffordable for millions after Brexit’

 

https://www.today.com/series/one-small-thing/americans-don-t-eat-enough-fruits-vegetables-cdc-finds-t118925

Americans are still overwhelmingly missing out on one of the easiest ways to prevent cancer, heart disease and other big killers — eating enough fruits and vegetables. Only 12 percent of Americans eat the minimum amount of fruit recommended — a cup and a half to two cups a day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Eating just one banana, half an apple, one salad and one cup of tomato soup would cover it, but most Americans can’t seem to fit in even that much, the CDC survey found. You’re missing out on this tasty way to prevent disease — fruits and vegetables

 

 

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Tips-Losing-Lot-Weight-44283089People ask me all the time how I lost over 100 pounds. When it came to my eating, it was about learning about portion control, quality of food, and knowing when you need to satisfy a craving. It was about changing my mindset when it came to eating better and being consistent. This Is How Jessica Lost Over 100 Pounds — Without “Going on a Diet”

 

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/yiyang/things-thatll-help-you-waste-less-foodLet’s put an end to the sweat-inducing guilt you feel when cleaning out the fridge at the end of the week. 31 Useful Products That’ll Help You Waste Less Food

 

 

 

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/the-simple-tool-that-can-help-prevent-overeating/EATING INTUITIVELY: HOW TO USE A HUNGER SCALE Many of us might wish our stomachs came with a gauge to alarm us when our tank is full or nearing empty. Wouldn’t it be great if our body told us how many more calories we needed to consume to gain, lose and maintain our weight?  The Simple Tool That Can Help Prevent Overeating

 

 

 

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/vegan-bodybuildingWhen you think of toning up, a tofu scramble might not come to mind as the buff breakfast of choice. They’re an excellent source of hunger-curbing protein that’s the perfect fuel to sculpt those quads and biceps. “Vegan athletes don’t actually have very different protein needs than athletes who include meat in their diets,” explains Ginger Hultin, R.D.N., a nutritionist from Seattle. The 4 Best Vegan Foods To Eat If You’re Trying To Tone Up

 

 

 

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Unhealthiest-Salad-Toppings-44269770Well, eating more salad in general is a great idea, as salad is packed with greens and fiber to keep you full and regular. And, there are tons of perks to eating more fiber, to note, anyway. However, it’s not a free-for-all when you’re choosing those toppings. 5 Things to Never Put in Your Salad If You Want to Lose Weight

 

 

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