Fun Diet & Nutrition Facts
Each week, Nashville Healthnote writes informative blogs about weight loss, MOA, “super foods”, making healthy lifestyle changes, and their diet program in general. This week, however, in the spirit of “Summer Fun”, Nashville Healthnote presents “Fun Facts About Diet and Nutrition”.
- Lettuce is the only vegetable never sold frozen, canned or cooked.
- Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.
- Honey NEVER expires so don’t worry about tossing it when cleaning out your food pantry.
- During World War II, in emergencies, coconut water (not milk) was used as a substitute for blood plasma because it is sterile and has a perfect pH level.
- Bananas are berries. Strawberries and raspberries are not berries.
- Kiwis and broccoli both contain more Vitamin C than oranges. (But I think I would still rather have oj for breakfast instead of broccoli…just saying.)
- An infant whose mom consumed large amounts of sugar and fat during pregnancy will have a preference for these foods later in life.
- A larger fork leads to eating less. (Hmm, I wonder about sporks.)
- While people claim they inherited a fat gene from their parents, they actually inherited their poor eating habits and lack of exercise. (Monkey see. Monkey do.) So get up off the couch, get moving, and call Nashville Healthnote for your free weight loss consultation.
- 1 in every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s. (For the record, their food is not on Nashville Healthnote’s approved food list.)
- Drying fruit causes massive nutrition loss, depleting 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content.
- 10% of Americans are vegetarian. Vegetarian diets can contain just as much fat as a diet containing meat.
- Low fat foods don’t always help you lose weight because they contain extra sugar (calories galore) to help with the taste and texture. (cereal bars are not your friend)
- Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Your body’s internal chemistry is most active first thing in the morning, so anything eaten will be used to its maximum potential.
- Extreme diets don’t work. Too few calories make you feel like you are starving, so you end up quitting.
Okay, I’m getting tired of typing. There are seriously a bazillion diet and nutrition facts out there, too many for this blog to handle. On that note, if you missed the old informative blogs this week, visit www.tnhealthnote.com and check out their weight loss program, client photos, healthy tips, etc. Have a fun summer.