Focus on Nutritional Value Not Calories, Experts Say

Great advice

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

Eurekalert reported that It’s time to stop counting the calories, and instead start promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to rapidly cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising tide of obesity, say experts in an editorial published in the online journal Open Heart.

Must confess I love this finding. Quit worrying about cutting down pounds and inches and instead focus on what you are putting into your body and living a healthy life. Eat less; move more; live longer.

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Drawing on published evidence, Drs. Aseem Malhotra and James DiNicolantonio and Professor Simon Capewell argue that rather like stopping smoking, simple dietary changes can rapidly improve health outcomes at the population level.

For example, boosting omega 3 fatty acid (from fatty fish), olive oil, and nut intake have all been associated with reductions in deaths from all causes and from cardiovascular disease, within…

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