Every single person has to eat to live. These days, we eat not just to survive. We make our diet choices to sustain a healthy, vibrant energy throughout the day to accomplish what we need in our lives. To be aware of some food and diet facts could be very beneficial to us and could make a difference what we choose to eat in the next meal.
It is obvious that nutrition means something to every one of us. The question is Is Your Daily Diet Nutritious Enough to give your body all the necessary vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids to take you to the next level of your performance in life, in your success.
It is not about eating just raw or salads with every meal. No. It is about making food choices that could be your building blocks for the chemical processes taking place in your body to allow it to function properly.
You can and should enjoy a variety of foods out there! Mix them up, make it more palatable by adding various herbs and spices. And do continue to educate yourself on different nutrition facts throughout your life.
We’ve been keeping updated facts from the medical community on the clinical studies that involve food and its vital components like vitamins, phytonutrients, amino acids, fats, carbs and so much more. Look at these peer-reviewed studies that list some very interesting facts and findings worth reflection.
- A high glycemic diet may be linked with a nearly three times higher risk of death from inflammatory diseases among postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr, 2010
- A report from the review of approximately 950 studies on breast cancer shows that 38% cases in the US could be prevented through diet, activity, and healthy weight. The American Cancer Society extrapolated this percentage to about 70.00 new breast cancer prevented cases each year. World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. The Second Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. Washington DC: AIRC, 2009
- Women with a diet rich in high glycemic index carbohydrate have an increased risk of heart disease. Archives of Internal Medicine 2010;170(7):
- Consumption of cruciferous vegetables may have a positive effect on breast cancer survival, but the level of of bioactive compounds thought to have a role in the anticancer effects of cruciferous depend on the amount and type consumed. General guidelines of eating vegetables daily and increasing intake of cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli should be followed. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 103rd Annual Meeting: Abstract LB-322. Presented April 03, 2012
- Women who eat about three servings of fish per week have a lower risk of colonic polyps than women who eat one serving every two weeks. Am J Clin Nutr 2012, DOI:10.3945/ajcn.111.024000
- Dietary intake fiber may reduce the risk of breast cancer. Dose-response analysis of 19 studies shows that every 10 gram increase in fiber intake was associated with a 7% reduction in breast cancer risk. Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94(3):900-905
- Women with higher intakes of lignans and their metabolites in the blood tend to have lower BMIs and fat mass. Those with the highest levels of enterolactone, a lignan metabolite, weighed 4 .2 kg (9.2 pounds) less and had 8.5 kg (18.7 pounds) less body fat. Dietary lignan sources include flaxseed, whole grains, berries, vegetables, and fruits. British Journal of Nutrition doi: 10.1017/S007114508162092
- Lowering carbohydrate intake may reduce insulin levels and, subsequently, testosterone, which could mitigate symptoms for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Clinical Endocrinology 2013;DOI. 10.1111/cen.12175
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