2/08/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 8. February 2013 11:15

 

              The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported in the fall that organic foods don’t contain more vitamins and minerals than conventional foods. These results are considered highly debatable (the study didn’t look at potential risks of the fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics found inconventional foods).

            Myopinion is to choose those fruits or vegetables most likely to absorb these chemicals. They are peaches, nectarines, apples, bell peppers, celery, lettuce, beef, eggs, and milk. If you can afford organic, try to change those products first. Check out localharvest.org for best buys.

            Also, read between the lines when new controversial studies come out. Look at the criteria they use for measuring their results. Look to see who paid for the study and whether they benefit from any certain result from the study. Investigate and check with your doctor before you change your habits based on the media hype surrounding any new study results.

 Workout  2/08/10: Monday

Treadmill- 30 minutes

Food Diary 2/08/10: Monday

Breakfast-

1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries (100 cal)

1 cup organic egg whites, 1 cup organic spinach, 1 oz non-fat feta (140 cal)

A.M. Snack-

whole wheat English muffin, 2 tbls organic no salt almond butter, green apple slices ( 205 cal)

 Lunch- 

 4oz orange roughy (100 cal)

salad- 1.5 cups organic spinach, 1/2 orange sweet pepper, 4 cherry tomatoes, 4 asparagus, no calorie walden farms dressing( 65 cal)

P.M. Snack-

grapefruit( 40 cal)

Dinner- 

4 oz shrimp (70 cal)

8 asparagus(44 cal)

190  cal) 

Dessert- 

homemade, air popped, popcorn (90 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES-1136

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Paula's Healthy Living

Comments (3) -

Oscar
Oscar
2/10/2014 10:27:02 PM #

That's good advice about really looking into the studies and how they come up with measurments and conclusions. I find it that more often than not, the results of studies like this tend to be skewed towards some bias. With that said, I've never really believe the hype about organic foods all that much, I always thought that they're better for you because of the lack of chemicals and all that, but I never thought they had any more or less of the good stuff.
BTW, its amazing that you can go on 1136 calories, or 1300 or so as some of your other journal posts show. Good job!
Oscar - http://notagrouch.com

Gerry
Gerry
3/2/2014 1:10:24 AM #

My mom told me not to waste my time looking for an article about organic foods but I found it anyway.

Mindy
Mindy
3/7/2014 1:24:22 AM #


      This is a real attention grabber about organic foods. Nice to see someone get it right.
      Last week I read a really boring report..this was refreshing.
    

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