Saturday Web roundup - 12/24/11
Saturday, December 24, 2011
LifeTime WeightLoss in Denise Minger, PCOS, Tom Nikkola, vitamin d

Written by Tom Nikkola - Director of Nutrition & Weight Management

Denise Minger is a blogs on her site Raw Food SOS. She doesn’t write as frequently as a lot of other bloggers, but when she does, you can tell some serious time and effort went into it. Her latest post, The Truth About Ancel Keys: We’ve All Got It Wrong is fascinating, especially if you’re a bit of a nutrition nerd.

If you think pregnancy is a time to freely eat whatever you want, think again. ScienceDaily shares some of the myths and truths surrounding pregnancy from the journal Seminars in Perinatology. This would be a good one to share with friends.

We just talked about visceral fat on Wednesday. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows supplementing with calcium and vitamin D can help decrease belly fat. Of course, using the supplements along with good nutrition and lifestyle practices will get you much further than just taking the supplements alone. We’ll talk next week about other stuff you can do to help banish the belly. Vitamin D could also reduce pancreatic cancer risk.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often have a more difficult time keeping their weight down. Not surprising, decreasing carbs and increasing protein helps enhance weight loss efforts according to another AJCN journal article.

Experience Life brings some recognition to an often overlooked vegetable in a new article: Cauliflower Power. The Creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup sounds especially good.

If you’re avoiding gluten, you may not be considering the fact that most beers contain it. According to a EurekAlert! many low-gluten beers actually have quite a bit. However, there are some gluten free options for those who really want to have a beer. I’ve found Redbridge and Bard’s around the Twin Cities, but I also know New Grist, Green’s, Toleration, New Planet and St. Peters are some other gluten-free brands on the market. Health-wise, you’re probably better off with wine, though. 

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