Monthly Archives: September 2009

About Whole Wheat

I’d like to than our client Lisa who is doing her level best to educate me about whole wheat–a label and phrase tossed about lightly, and unfortunately so. Check this out which can be helpful, and thanks Lisa (who works for Barilla, and I highly recommend their Barilla Plus pasta!)

http://www.foodservicedirector.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=106447

Just the other day at our supermarket I heard a chap pick up a loaf of bread and proclaim “Wow. This one has 15 grains. It’s got to be good! I had no idea there were that many grains!”

I’m not so sure it ‘had’ to be good. In fact I’m sure food manufacturers are often negligent in clearly labeling foods, and we’re just as negligent in seeking out responsible and factually-correct information to guide our own proper food choices. Hope this article is helpful to you.

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More on Artificial Sweetners – Do You Use Them?

Professor  Soraya Shirazi-Beechey of Liverpool University says: ‘If someone wants to lose weight, I don’t think artificial sweeteners are going to help. My recommendation is to eat natural foods, but to eat less of them.’

It’s sound advice, and something I say all the time. Aristotle was right, moderation is the key to most things in life, including health.

Check out this Sept. 4 article in MailOnline reporting on the research. The professor says  ‘Artificial sweeteners can also activate the glucose sensor and increase the capacity of the intestine to absorb more sugar.”

The article says that ” artificial sweeteners behave in a similar way to sugar, by activating sensors in the gut which are key to the absorption of glucose.As a result, the body processes extra sugar – and all the calories that go with it. For the dieter, it means little or no weight loss. Over time, it could even lead to extra pounds being put on.”

For my part, I use Splenda and I use sugar as well, in about equal parts.  A former waist training student brought some evidence of detrimental results of eating Splenda to my attention a year ago. I considered the one or two articles but decided to continue using Splenda on occasion. It’s a matter you will have to decide for yourself, but I’d like your thoughts.

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