Reading This Week September 22

New York Times: Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

“Sarcopenia can be considered for muscle what osteoporosis is to bone,” Dr. John E. Morley, geriatrician at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, wrote in the journal Family Practice. He pointed out that up to 13 percent of people in their 60s and as many as half of those in their 80s have sarcopenia.

Newsweek: HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOW-CARB VS. HIGH-CARB DIETS: IS THE EVIDENCE REALLY SO CONTRADICTORY?

The logical conclusion from these studies is that we should think more about overall diet rather than single macronutrients.

Gizmodo: Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good For You?

Eating cereal can be a great way to start your day, for a couple of reasons. Americans are falling short in the amount of fiber they’re getting in their diets. They should be getting somewhere between 25 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but they’re coming in at less than 15 grams.

People: Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy? Plus: Five More Trendy Foods and Whether They’re

Most people wouldn’t sit down and eat two bananas and another fruit in a sitting, adds Peak Nutrition Services‘ Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, who notes a bowl can add up to 800 calories very quickly.

Get your NutriBullet smoothie maker here.

 

 

Huffpost: The Best Late-Night Snacks, According To Nutritionists

Eat if you’re hungry, but first make sure what you’re feeling is actually hunger.

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