What we’re diggin’ – 2/1/18

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Let’s Talk Science:

What the Industry Knew About Sugar’s Health Effects, But Didn’t Tell Us – Over the last couple of years it has come to light that the sugar industry had a much larger hand in shaping dietary guidelines in the US than was previously known. In November of 2017 a paper was published which exposed some pretty damning internal documents from the sugar industry.

While it would be easy to vilify the sugar industry, it is important to note that various industries and vested     interests continue to fund research and influence nutrition policy, guidelines and newspaper headlines. This is an ongoing problem.

It is also important to note that while industrially processed sugar is a problem in our modern diet, we should be wary of wholly demonizing “sugar” or “carbs.” It is industrially processed ingredients and foods that are the problem. It is an entire system of man-made food-like products that have lead us to our current health situation in the US.

 

It’s a Lifestyle:

  • Move More – 13 Ways to Make Your Walk More Nutritious by Katy Bowman is a great list of how to add more variety to your walks. I love the work of Katy Bowman and how she talks about movement as mechanical nutrition. Just as we talk about nutrient density and variety, so Key Bowman talks about the need for a variety of different types of “loads that create cellular deformations that facilitate cellular processes.” This is way more than “working out.” Just as nutrition is way more than “calories” or “macros,” nutritious movement is about adding a variety of movements throughout your daily life, not just high intensity loading for 1 hr at the gym. I highly recommend checking out her work if you are interested in how to incorporate more evolutionarily based movement concepts into your life.
  • Mindset – A Change in Willpower is an article that looks at how a simple shift in how we things can help us to achieve our goals. It’s nothing profound, but it is a nice reminder that habit building requires us to find our own path and is possible, even if we sometimes have to challenge some old held beliefs about what we “should” do.
  • Hone Your Skills – 14 Ways to Hack an Ice Cube Tray offers a lot of useful tips for how to make the most of your ice cube trays – as the article says “if you’re only freezing water in your ice cube tray, you’re missing out.”

 

– Caitlin Allday, RDN
Nutrition Coach

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