Nutrition

Common sense tells us that we need to be eating nutritional foods, yet most of us can really only guess what nutritional means. Between your healthy food pyramids, the myriad of different diets with different aims, food labels, and so on, what is it that makes food really good for you?

Well, I make no secret that I am a reformed “caveman” and my own personal view is that we overcomplicate the subject of nutrition to the point where it becomes literally too hard to understand what is best for our individual needs. Yet even on my new found palaeolithic journey, I still wonder what makes good people foods, and what is best left for the birds. So to help provide a slightly more scientific and balanced view about nutrition, I’ll be providing articles and bring what I believe are some of the more useful and informative links to various nutrition resources as I discover them.


 

  • http://nutritiondata.self.com
    An amazing website that I recently discovered which gives you an abundance of nutritional information about nearly all of the foods that you can think of. You can find out the exact breakdown of the various vitamins, minerals, fibre content, amino acid, sterol & carbohydrate profiles, glycemic load and inflammation factors, with a nice graphical summary at the top of each page where you can see exactly how much nutrient you are getting based on the quantity of the food you select.
  • http://thepaleodiet.com/
    A good starting point for anyone interested in learning more about the Paleo Diet, which avoids the foods and behaviours which most often result in weight loss failures. You don’t need to weigh or count anything. Just follow a few simple rules, shop wisely and you end up eating a healthy and nutritious diet without really needing to think too much about it.
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