Posts Tagged ‘diet’

(422) Don’t make this diet mistake! Measure peanut butter! – YouTube

January 11, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJ3yT2rR9U

Peanut Butter PSA – Imgur

January 11, 2021

a nice illustration of why you need to level a tablespoon to get the right amt. of peanut butter

https://imgur.com/a/ghI7g

How to fight infection by turning back your immune system’s clock | New Scientist

January 5, 2021

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532754-000-how-to-fight-infection-by-turning-back-your-immune-systems-clock/
vitD – innate immune sys (neurophils & macrophages)
vitE – adaptive “” “” (T & B cells)
zinc ?

Intermittent fasting doesn’t help weight loss: UCSF study

November 11, 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/28/intermittent-fasting-doesnt-help-weight-loss-ucsf-study.html

Should everyone be taking vitamin D? – BBC Future

April 18, 2020

QT:{{”
There are two main types of D. The first is vitamin D3, which is found in animals including fish and is the kind the skin makes when exposed to sunlight. The second is vitamin D2, which comes from plant-based foods including mushrooms. Studies have found that D3 is more effective, and the conclusions of a 2012 meta-analysis argue that D3 is the preferred choice for supplementation.

When his team analysed raw data from 25 clinical trials involving 11,000 patients from 14 countries, they found a small benefit to taking daily or weekly vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of respiratory infections, asthma attacks and bronchitis. Although the paper soon attracted robust criticism, Martineau points out that the reduction of risk, while slight, is still significant and comparable to the effects of other health measures: to prevent a single respiratory infection, you’d have to give 33 people vitamin D supplements – compared to, for example, giving a flu vaccination to 40 people to prevent a single case of flu.
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https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181010-do-vitamin-d-supplements-work

Facts (and Myths) About Boosting Your Immune System – WSJ

March 29, 2020

Highlights yogurt & vitamin D!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facts-and-myths-about-boosting-your-immune-system-11584050588

11 Healthy Foods That Are Very High in Iron

November 23, 2019

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-healthy-iron-rich-foods#section2

thumbs up for :

spinach, legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas and soybeans), red meat, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, turkey (dark meat), broccoli, tofu

but not interested in #1 !

Death of the calorie | 1843

April 17, 2019

https://www.1843magazine.com/features/death-of-the-calorie

QT:[[”
This was pioneering stuff for the 1890s. Atwater eventually concluded that a gram of either carbohydrate or protein made an average of four calories of energy available to the body, and a gram of fat offered an average of 8.9 calories, a figure later rounded up to nine calories for convenience. We now know far more about the workings of the human body: Atwater was right that some of a meal’s potential energy was excreted, but had no idea that some was also used to digest the meal itself, and that the body expends different amounts of energy depending on the food. Yet more than a century after igniting the faeces of Wesleyan students, the numbers Atwater calculated for each macro­nutrient remain the standard for measuring the calories in any given food stuff. Those experiments were the basis of Salvador Camacho’s daily calorific arithmetic.
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Wine: From the Lightest to the Strongest | Wine Folly

January 13, 2019

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-lightest-to-the-strongest-wine/

some light ones {{”
Kabinett Riesling 8% ABV (light sweet German Riesling)
Spätlese Riesling 8.5% ABV (rich sweet German Riesling)
Muscadet 9.5% ABV (France)
Pinot Grigio (Italy)
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No sweat: The smart guide to exercise | New Scientist

August 18, 2018

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise
https://www.NewScientist.com/round-up/no-sweat/ Useful tidbits related to scientific studies of #exercise: stretching has not proven useful. 150 min/week is good &half that in HIT, even better