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Popeye didn't eat spinach for iron

Popeye didn't eat spinach for iron

Three generations of children have been told to eat their spinach so they get enough iron and grow up to be a strong as Popeye. Leaving aside the fact that muscle strength has got more to do with training and eating well, more than a focus on a single nutrient, we face those funny things called facts.

Spinach and iron

Spinach does contain iron. Half a cup of cooked spinach provides around 4 mg ...

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Breastfeeding, fitness and baby's weight

Jenine wrote in and asked if I had any nutritional advice for "athletic mothers who are breast-feeding"? Is there anything more beyond the advice to eat healthy? Breastfeeding itself certainly requires extra energy, that is, providing liquid food for someone else means you need to eat and drink more. Approximately 700 Cals (2900 kJs) are needed to produce a litre of breast milk. That has...

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Not long ago I was asked to review the science on the benefits of breakfast for a cereal company. Although it is a common truism that "breakfast is good for you" I wanted to know if it remains good advice. So I plunged into 30+ research papers to see what was agreed about the first meal of the day. Here is what I learned.

Leaner

Breakfast eaters are less likely to be chubby. And it ...

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Women and Chocolate

Women and Chocolate

If you crave for a food, then you are normal, or at least in the majority. Over 80% of young women and 75% of young men feel the need for certain foods, while only two out of three older people have the urge to track down specific foods. Chocolate is the single most craved food. No surprises there.

Women love chocolate. They will do almost anything to acquire it. Men too love chocolate, although ...

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Nuts

Nuts

Nuts did fall victim to the fat paranoia of the 1980s and1990s. Remember Nathan Pritikin and his diet? All nuts, except chestnuts were excluded if you wanted to follow his version of health. When his son Robert produced a "new" version of the Pritikin diet in 1990, nuts were permitted, with the exception of macadamias and coconut. But by then, the Pritikin Diet was forgotten. Pity, becau...

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