Experts ping-pong on protein advice

Experts ping-pong on protein advice.
“No longer are there hard and fast numbers for the percentages of major food groups. Now protein can range from 10 percent to 35 percent of daily intake. At the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association this week, nutritionists basically admitted that they really don’t know how much protein Americans need.”

Weight Training May Help Heart

Weight Training May Help Heart
“In the Harvard School of Public Health study, men who engaged in weight training for 30 minutes or more weekly had a 23 percent lower risk of heart disease than men who did not pump iron. The researchers said the benefits may result in part from reductions in blood pressure and body fat achieved through weight training.”

Meat Stinks

From PETA comes MeatStinks, a nice and in-your-face vegetarian propaganda site. I don’t think I’ll ever join PETA, I mean, they advocate banning animal research, but at least they have good grasp of the miriad reasons for vegetarianism and don’t just harp on the animal rights stuff.

Got Milk

The Got Milk ads have always bothered me because I know milk is such unhealthy stuff. I finally found a decent anti-dairy website. My favorite quote: “I would call milk perhaps the most unhealthful vehicle for calcium that one could possibly imagine, which is the only thing people really drink it for, but whenever you challenge existing dogma… people are resistant.” –Neal Barnard, M.D.