Strength Basics

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Carbs & Cardiovascular Health, and Intermittant Fasting

Two diet articles today worth reading.

The first is in Scientific American, and concerns growing evidence that it's not saturated fat, but the effect of consuming lots of certain carbohydrates, that is most connected to increased heart disease.

So keep that in mind the next time you read about nanny-state initiatives concerning food - there is increasing evidence that they've been wrong for 30 years about what actual does and does not comprise a healthy diet. Thanks especially to Stu Ward over on the EXRX forums for finding and posting this one.

Carbs Against Cardio

The second concerns not eating at all at certain times. IF, or Intermittent Fasting, the idea of restricting food intake to certain times a day. To quote the article:

"Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you alternate between periods of fasting and feeding. Fasting in this context basically means no calorie consumption."

This article over on Elite FTS gives a good basic idea about what it is, and how it might or might not be useful to you.

To Feast or Not to Feast

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