First off, I feel that it's important for me to say ... ANY BREAKFAST IS BETTER THAN NO BREAKFAST! Of course, there's always qualifiers... but the point is that you really should not skip breakfast. Why? There are lots of reasons, but here are a few of the things that we have evidence for, regarding the benefits of breakfast: From this 2009 review article in the Cambridge Journals: "The evidence indicates that breakfast consumption is more beneficial than skipping … [Read more...]
The Mystery of Sugar: How Your Body Digests It and the Difference Between Simple Sugars and Complex Carbs.
Check out my office for today. Not so shabby!! I'm on vacation, but doing a bit of writing today from our family cabin in Washington State. It's funny how "work" doesn't seem so hard when I'm doing it in such a beautiful location. As you may remember, my last article was to work through the fact vs. fiction of the "sugar feeds cancer" statement. If you missed it, here's the bottom line: there's nothing about the cancer that "feeds" on sugar more than any other cell in … [Read more...]
How Much Protein Do I Need?
I was talking with one of my readers over the weekend about my last article on how much protein to have at breakfast. She said, "I read the article that you linked to and it suggested a 30/30/30 approach for grams of protein at meals. Do I need that much protein?". Such a great question! Here's my take on it: Average Protein Needs Each person's nutrient needs are a little different, and you actually have some leeway with how much of each to have. You already know how I … [Read more...]