1. It's what's on the inside that counts- Whole Foods has teamed up with a company known as Imperfect Produce, to start selling less than aesthetically pleasing fruits and vegetables. Whole Foods, along with lots of other stores, tend to discard produce that they don't think will sell based on looks. The goal of this campaign is to decrease overall food waste. So go for that odd shaped potato and remember that you're helping the planet!
2. Less meat, more veggies- With the release of the dietary guidelines, many were surprised with the recommendation for teenage boys to eat less protein. This article discusses that with the insatiable hunger of adolescent males, we need to increase their fiber consumption through vegetables, rather than through protein sources. Piling on the salads may actually help you bulk up!
3. Another reason to ditch BMI- Using Body Mass Index as a health predictor has come under scrutiny lately. This article shows that the numbers on the scale don't tell us the big picture when it comes to some diseases and medical conditions. In individuals over 40, high body fat percentage had a bigger impact on mortality than BMI. So rather than watch our BMI so intently, we need to start looking at our overall body fat.
4. Say Goodbye to the Glycemic Index- The field of dietetics hasn't focused on the glycemic index in quite awhile and this article is showing why. New research shows that there is too much variability in the glycemic response from person to person. Individuality holds to important a role to use the GI as a hard and fast guide. This research again shows the need for balance at meals and incorporating overall healthy habits.