Good Choices, Healthy Balance
Don’t Forget the FundamentalsREAD MORE
There will, of course, continue to be exciting new discoveries and developments in nutrition science. And there will undoubtedly be some surprises: different foods will have their moment in the spotlight, some will be found to have unexpected benefits, and others will be found to be not as bad (or not as wonderful) as we once thought.
But whatever future nutrition research reveals, whatever new functional “superfoods” are discovered, whatever marketing trends are pushed at consumers, we have very good reason to believe that the fundamentals of healthful eating are going to stay the same. “Eating well is not, never was, and never will be about deciding which nutrient class to abandon,” says Dr. David Katz. “Eating well is, always was, and always will be about choosing the wholesome foods made up of all three nutrients classes.” LESS
A Healthy Diet for a Healthy LifeThe principles of balance, variety and moderation will remain the basis for a healthy diet, and, along with exercise, the basis of a healthy life. Knowledge is power and it’s hard to find a better example of this power than knowledge of nutrition claims, from an understanding of the function of major food groups and micronutrients to the ability to decipher food labels. The stakes are high, but the knowledge is there for the taking. READ MORE
“Nutritional diseases,” said an eminent authority of the U.S. Public Health Service, “in all probability constitute our greatest medical problems, not from the point of view of deaths, but from the point of view of disability and economic loss.” Yep. That was from 1935 too. In that report, the USDA also pointed out that “15 cents a meal can buy either a good or a poor diet.” The prices have certainly changed, but the basic economics haven’t. A healthier diet is within the reach of everyone. LESS