There's a thread today about protein pills, which is somewhat interesting. I wonder if people still think that one day we'll just pop a cap (not in the gangsta sense) and meet our daily nutrient requirements.
Once we start learning a little more about nutrition, and counting grams or each macronutrient, it becomes clear that pills can never replace food.
I mean, how do you eat 200+ grams of protein per day from pills? Not to mention fat and CHO's. [/musing]
Can't wait for the creatine article, it should be up within a week, yes?
Okay, simple (or maybe not, what do I know) question for you: How many whole eggs are too many in a day? Between my desire for egg sandwiches while I'm at work, plus my favorite late evening snack of eggs, the number can easily get up there. If there is a limit, what should I keep it under?
You mean limit in terms of saturated fat and cholesterol intake?
For most people in our position (ie those of us on this board), the limit of eggs would be dictated by our taste rather than nutritional limits. Unless you're eating 30 eggs a day, which is just nasty. LOL
Hey I just asked LL his opinion on his thread of this, but I also wanted your take on it as well.....
" 1)What are the best studies you have seen that might show the efficacy of a proper omega 3 / 6 balance (or even supplementation) when dealing with inflammation (of any kind: chronic, acute). I ask this because I have seen a bunch on medline and scholar google and was wondering which ones seemed like more of the landmark studies to the nutritional world.
2) What are your current practices in regards to acute / chronic injuries and nutritional strategies? (yes, I have read your article detailing this, I'm just wondering what the doc. does personally)"
I am wondering about how I might someday incorporate supplemental strategies into patient's rehabilitation practices (pending physician approval, of course)
I once saw an article on a website that stated that if you put peanut butter under your tongue for 30 seconds, you could spike your insulin ...and then you could spit out the peanut butter ... [hence it's a non caloric way of spiking insulin..supposedly]
Let's say I have a George Foreman grill and I use it to get rid of excess fat (saturated for the most part). In that case, is there any advantage of buying the extra lean ground beef given that it is more expensive than the fatty variety ?
I looked into this, because it was an issue of contention with the burned children. More specifically, we looked at swallowing, because many of the kids were fed through tubes (and couldn't eat or drink).
Anyway, it seems that chewing and swallowing had a minimal effect on digestion/absorption.
The enzyme that breaks down carbs in our saliva also exists in our GI tract, so it's not necessary to leave food in the mouth for too long (but it doesn't hurt).
Yeah, that was a lesson on too much of a good thing. It was actually during a mandatory physical for NASA (maybe they wanted to put me up into space), otherwise I never would have discovered it.
I just wasn't getting enough n-6's, but tons of flax and fish oil. I supplemented with Olive oil, which is largely monounsaturated, not omega 6 (NOTE:n-6 =omega 6).
The tests revealed that my cholesterol was high (total was okay but HDL was low and LDL high), and my triglycerides were abnormally low. This freaked me out and I even posted a "WTF?!" on the board. A friend of mine, who's doing research in the area, told me that a fatty acid imbalance, such as mine, can cause cholesterol problems.
To this day I still don't know how triglycerides can be "too low".
Of course this ended my self-experimentation with fats (and you can learn from my mistake).