Friday, July 15, 2016

Major Food Pyramid Update

Well, it's been well over two years since our last Food Pyramid update. At that time, chocolate and red wine were the stars of the show, but that was then and this is now:

■ First up, great news for those of us who enjoy "a slice" now and again:

"Hallelujah! Eating pizza can actually help you stay healthy, awesome new study finds"

Turns out, it's more about the amount of sugar in a given food that drives its weight-gain potential. According to the study, "researchers concluded that a high-calorie diet with lower sugar actually improved the children’s cholesterol, insulin levels, liver function, blood pressure, and blood sugar."

Now about those anchovies...

■ In related news, Co-blogger Bob tips us that:

"Pasta may not be fattening after all ... By analyzing anthropometric data of the participants and their eating habits, we have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight; rather the opposite"

Now loading it up with extra cheese, bacon and other treats is probably ill-advised, but at least we can enjoy a nice pasta salad (and maybe some of that yummy, healthy red wine).
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