This week on Generation Bold Radio, I talk with Dr. Jonathan Clinthorn, with a doctorate in human nutrition, this outstanding expert is featured in Men's Health, Forbes, Runner's World. He is Director of Communications for Simply Good Foods, USA, maker of Quest and Atkins products.
What is in your pantry and refrigerator right now? Take a look. My mother used to say she had the healthiest closet in America. What she meant was that she had healthy foods LIKE apples, fresh baked bread, and veggies. And homemade dishes. If you wanted to snack healthy it was a fresh but limited array. Today, that is no longer the case.
Today we have hundreds of ready-mades, sometimes processed snack foods, from which to choose. You may have a bar in your purse, a couple in your drawer, and you wonder:
How many can I have a day? What is the difference it is making in my nutritional health?
Does it have to do with diabetes?
Can a snack be effective in weight maintenance, good and bad?
It’s challenging is to maintain your good health habits and nutrition in a high-speed world. Prepared snacks and whole meal bars are the nexus between nutrition and time management.
· What foods and snacks spike blood sugar
· Why the US nutritional guidelines have caused diseases and ill health
· How are these guidelines changing?
· What are the Good vs. Bad Fats
· How does obesity affect the body?
· How to make lasting behavioral changes
· A terrific little-known resource for free evidence-based nutritional help
Statistics are Legion about diabetes. Deaths topped a hundred thousand for a second year in a row.
So please listen to this week’s groundbreaking show.
The background you should know:
It is scary when you look at the obesity and diabetes prevalence, uh. When our dietary guidelines came about back in the late seventies and early eighties, the advice was to eat higher carbohydrate, lower fats. A surge in diabetes coincided with this advice.
US dietary guidelines for Americans are under scrutiny recently , because the dietary guidelines are still pushing high carbohydrate diets. Somewhere between 45 and 65% of calories should be coming from carbohydrates, it says. While this might be acceptable for a metabolically healthy population, most people in the United States are not metabolically healthy. So, we must start to tailor our dietary advice. to be more specific to the needs of our people. You can do this for yourself and your family with the resources available at atkins.com