Apparently, the scientific community needs to do research on something everyone should know. Increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of becoming obese and gaining weight. The study, in a recent issue of the journal Obesity, took 206 adult participants and studied followed-up with them after 10 years. The results suggest that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables led to less obesity and healthier weights in adults.
Here’s my opinion: We’ve forgotten how and what to eat. In the past, this sort of information was passed-down by mom, grandma, dad, community leaders etc….
Today, it’s hard to weed through all the “corporate interest nutrition” and trust the messages about food that we are bombarded with every day. Your favorite athlete or food network star may be telling you to eat incredibly unhealthy, processed foods because they are getting paid for their endorsement. I know this may sound a little like a “conspiracy theory” but, as a nutritionist in Portland, Oregon, I can tell you that most of the patients I treat have received these mixed messages and really just need to learn how and what to eat to optimize their health and wellness.
Most of us intuitively know how to do this but we’ve lost the habitual practice to make healthy eating a part of our busy lives. In addition, there is an erroneous idea that eating healthy leads to bland, tasteless foods. This is just plain FALSE!
The solution: The Precision Nutrition Program with me at my Portland, Oregon Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic, Optimum Function. (Click on the link for more information)
At the very least, you should check out Gourmet Nutrition, Vol. 2; it’s a great cookbook that will help you add time-efficient skills and recipes that are appealing to your eyes and palate. (Click on the link for more detail).
As always, you can visit my main website by clicking the following link: Optimum Function: Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy, Nutrition and Body Fat Analysis and fill-out the contact form; email me at info@optFunction.com or leave a comment below.Yours in Health, Tim Irving DC, MS, LMT, CKTP, GSTM cert., Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist Optimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97214 Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Reference: Jesus Vioque, Tanja Weinbrenner, et. al.; “Intake of Fruits and Vegetables in Relation to 10-year Weight Gain Among Spanish Adults”; Obesity (2008) 16 3, 664-670. doi:10.1038/oby.2007.121 Yours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health