Flavour of the Week


  • Time to be less lenient when it comes to added sugars? Current advice suggests not more than 10% of total calories from added sugars, but newer research indicates that upper limits of 100 calories (6 tsp) for women and 150 calories (9 tsp) are more appropriate. Check out sugarstacks.com for some frightening displays of just how much sugar is in the food you eat.
  • Finally some good news for calcium! Data from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) found that women taking calcium supplements had a lower mortality rate than those not taking supplements. Higher dietary intake of calcium, from dairy or non-dairy sources, was also beneficial.
  • TGIFBoys with ADHD are twice as likely to be obese as adults compared to those without the neurodevelopmental condition. In a 33-year follow-up study, even when other factors like ethnicity and sociodemographics were controlled for, ADHD was a significant predictor of obesity in adulthood.
  • Adding meat industry waste to ice cream – yum? In the oddest nutrition news this week, “poultry left-overs such as bone and meat trimmings can be converted into proteins dubbed functional animal proteins hydrolyzates”… and these products are being tested in ice cream.

    We are ALL for industrial waste being converted into biodiesel and other products, but ice cream is sacred! How about a food system that produces less waste in the first place?
  • More evidence that a “clean your plate” mentality has negative consequences for weight. Researchers from Brigham Young University have linked obesity at 24 months of age with infant feeding practices. Formula feeding, going to bed with a bottle and introducing solids before 4 months all increased the risk of obesity.

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