The press is regularly awash with claims, reports and features on the latest dietary findings, trends and advice. Some of it is reliable, but a lot of it is unsubstantiated, false and even dangerous advice, but this week we see a couple of interesting features across The Guardian and Daily Mail respectively.
As a qualified nutritionist and personal trainer who helps people across Derby, Kegworth and Castle Donington to reach and sustain their fitness and weight goals, the intake of vegetables features highly in most cases. It’s even more reassuring to hear that particularly leafy greens may play a role in slowing cognitive decay in the elderly. A study by scientists at Rush Medical Center in Chicago showed that elderly adults who strictly follow what is known as the “Mind” diet were 7.5 years younger cognitively over a period of nearly five years than those who adhered the least. Mind, or Mediterranean Dash Diet Intervention For Neurodegenerative Delay is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet which is rich in olive oil and vegetables and the original approaches to stop hypertension eating plan, designed to control high blood pressure.
So, as well as providing valuable nutrients and fibre, the Mind diet consists of 15 dietary components and also recommends at least three servings of whole grains, a salad and another vegetable each day. Oh, and a glass of wine! In addition, beans and poultry should be eaten at least twice a week and fish once per week. Perhaps not revolutionary nutrition you might think, but we’d agree that this is all very sensible dietary intake for a healthy lifestyle and to maintain weight loss.
The second piece of news that grabbed us only confirmed what we already knew and that’s that Diet Coke is a terrible drink for anybody to consume. A visual, which can be seen here, that details the affects of drinking a can of Diet Coke stage-by-stage should be enough to put anyone off this toxic drink. From the phosphoric acid stripping tooth enamel, to the caffeine causing addition, to the aspartame (the artificial sweetener) heightening metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular problems.
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