Nutrition "Lunch & Learn" at work
My employer does these awesome "Lunch & Learns" for health topics where they bring in a rep from our health insurance carriers and they give a lecture on a variety of topics.
This month's topic was Nutriton (yay) and I learned a couple of neat things I wanted to share with you:
"0g Trans Fat" on a label does NOT mean NO TRANS FAT!
Trans fat = the BAD fat and just if something says "0g Trans Fat or "No Trans Fat" or "Trans Fat Free" it only means there is less than half a gram of trans fat per serving.
Which is great if you only eat one serving, but if you eat, say, three, then you're getting up to 1.5g of the bad fat, when you think you're getting none (not cool!)
Coconut Oil Not What It's Cracked Up To Be
Unless you are eating a virtually fat free diet and then adding coconut oil, you could be doing more harm than good if you're taking three teaspoons a day for weight loss. If you're not cutting fat out of the foods you eat almost entirely, that coconut oil fat is just piling on top of the other fat you're eating. A balance food-based diet is better.
Clear Caffeine, Calorie & Sugar Free bevs (even soda) is almost as good as H20
I had heard this before but feared it was just a myth; however I asked the nutritionist and she said that yes, it's essentially the same as water. But, proceed with caution: it should not replace water in your diet, only supplement it - and you should be sure ot make yourself aware of the risks of ingesting increased amounts of artifical sweetners such as aspertame.
Of course, everbody's body is different so it's a good idea to run this and any health related info past your own doctor first. :)
Hope you found this info helpful -- I sure did!