4 Nutrition Trends for 2019

Negative calories foods are foods that take more calories to digest compared to how many calories they contain. Noodles: Zucchini, Squash, and Sweet Potatoes Replace the high-card and low-nutrient traditional noodle with a vegetable that has tons of nutrients. These alternative noodles also have a lot more flavor, making them an appealing choice to switch…

Kid’s Menus are Bullsh*t

Problems: SUGARY drinks on the kids menu “Healthy options” juxtaposed with more appealing junk foods Need a culture change, need to raise kids to eat healthy and they will develop a healthy palette Statistics(Source): The average American child consumes 25-30% of their food at fast-food or restaurant chains: a large portion of their diet. The…

Dairy: 3 Reasons You Don’t Need it in Your Diet!

Dairy Products Dairy ranges from milk, cream, cheese, butter, ice cream, and all other products containing milk! In America, the majority of milk consumption occurs in the morning with either a glass of milk or in cereal. It has become a staple of many people’s diets, and I am here to explain everything you need…

7 Foods That Burn Calories… You Heard that Right

What does this mean? Negative calories foods are foods that take more calories to digest compared to how many calories they contain. Lettuce (6 calories/ 100 grams) Add this as a side salad to your normal meals. It is cheap, effective, and tasty. Add olive oil, balsamic dressing or light Italian dressing. Make this simple…

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): What does it mean for you?

“A GMO is a plant or animal that has been genetically altered by scientists to improve its ability to grow in non-native environments, resist pests, tolerate extreme weather conditions, produce more food (like milk in cows), or show other desired traits”(Source) These GMOs are created by inserting or deleting genes in the plant or animal….

Organic: How good really is it?

In this entry of “Nutrition Myths,” I examine three characteristics that seems to dominate every food label out their: Genetically Modified Organisms, Grass-Fed Animals, and Organic. I’m here to examine the benefits or lack of benefits that these terms carry with them. Recently, I was in Trader Joe’s looking to buy frozen strawberries for my morning smoothie. I had…

Why Eggs are Good for Your Heart

In this article I debunk the myth that eggs are bad for your heart. I also give tips to improving your levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol.

The Truth about Nutrition

I’m Hugh: a 19-year old college student learning about nutrition. I have always loved science, hence I’m studying Mechanical Engineering. I want to document my learning journey through this blog because I have seen and heard a lot of myths about health, and I hope to debunk them through science. There are many myths out there. I’m…