Posts from the last 2 weeks
- Is Dairy Healthy? The Whole Story – Part 2 and Part 3 (Brian St. Pierre via EricCressey.com) – Continuing from last time, BSP throws down a lot of nutrition knowledge. Dairy – get it full fat and raw!
- Listening To Your Body: Not Always a Great Idea (Dr. Jonny Bowden) – Listening to your body’s sugar craving used to be a cry for vitamins and minerals from fruit. Today it probably means you’re overstimulated by abundant processed sugar.
- Wake Up Heroic – The 20-Minute Morning Fix (Nate Green) – A fit-friendly morning routine sure to get you off to a good start.
- Bulgarian Split Squats (Ben Bruno via T-Nation) – Hard as hell? Yes. Better than regular squats? Ben Bruno and fitness legend Mike Boyle think so, in many cases.
- A Primal Woman Looks At 50+(Mark’s Daily Apple) – Killer transformation for an already fit 51 year old.
- The Plight Of Muscled Americans (The Daily Show) – Hysterical video from Jon Stewart. Sadly, it’s pretty much all true.
Discussion of the day
Should food stamps be use-able for unhealthy foods? (Original Link – thanks, Boone)
In my opinion, they should. Before you all go ninja on me, let me explain. By no means do I think food stamps should be used for unhealthy foods. If you have such limited purchasing power than you use food stamps, you need to stretch them across as much nutrition as possible. That means whole foods like beans, lean meats, potatoes, veggies, etc.
However, I don’t trust anyone in the government to tell anyone else what they should be eating. The track record is just horrible. If the FDA had its way, we’d all be eating 400 grams of carbs (all from corn), 60 grams of protein (all from soy), and zero grams of fat per day. We would all get diabetes and grow phyto-estrogen boobs. Except we’d die even before that happened, since fat (and saturated fat) are essential to life.
Sure, today it’s soda, but tomorrow it will be red meat. Then anything that makes “unsubstantiated” health claims, like – you know – walnuts.
What do you think? Leave comments below.