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Don’t Confuse Diet Culture With Being Healthy










Don’t Confuse Diet Culture With Being Healthy
















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Don’t Confuse Diet Culture , With Being Healthy. As many now focus on new health resolutions for 2022, experts say it’s important to remember that being skinny and being healthy aren’t mutually exclusive. There are several reasons why Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Often the culprit is diet culture, a collective of social expectations. This can be unhealthy and encourage unrealistic goals. Free yourself from the chains of diet culture, and focus on attaining actual health by keeping these things in mind:. BMI. Health professionals have long utilized body mass index to measure overall health. BMI was the creation of 19th-century Belgian statistician Adolph Quetelet.

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Why don’t hummingbirds get fat or sick from drinking sugary nectar?

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Why don’t hummingbirds get fat or sick from drinking sugary nectar? – Dhruv, age 15, Washington, District of Columbia

If you have a hummingbird feeder filled with sugar water, you might have the impression that all that hummingbirds need to live a healthy life is to sip sweet drinks all day long.

Believe it or not, these tiny birds need other types of fuel as well. While sugar makes up a large component of their diet, they also need proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Their largest source of protein is from eating insects. If you watch hummingbirds near your feeders, you might get to see them do some erratic, zigzag flying – this is how they catch small insects flying through

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High doses of saccharin don’t lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds

High doses of saccharin don't lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study expecting to confirm how artificial sweeteners contribute to glucose intolerance, but surprisingly learned that the sweeteners have no adverse effects on healthy adults and do not change metabolic profiles or lead to diabetes. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

For those trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the choice between sugar and artificial sweeteners such as saccharin can be confusing. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found the sugar substitute saccharin doesn’t lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults as previous studies have suggested.

The study findings are published in the journal Microbiome.

“It’s not that the findings of previous studies are wrong, they just didn’t adequately control for things like underlying health conditions, diet choices

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Wednesday January 13, 2021