Entries by Keith-Thomas Ayoob

IS BUTTER BACK? NO, BUT FULL-FAT DAIRY IS!

Do you shy away from drinking milk and yogurt because you don’t like the low-fat/fat-free stuff but also avoid cheese because of the saturated fat? Well, have a slice of cheese and read on.  And while you’re at it, scoop some full-fat yogurt on some fruit, too.  Your cardiologist probably won’t cringe, either, and may even […]

US NEWS’s BEST & WORST DIETS: Get my take & stop building a shelf of diet books

US News started 2017 with their ratings of popular diets.  What stands out?  The sheer quantity!  They rated 38 – count ‘em – 38 diets, and had a panel rate them on many factors, including health, weight loss, and overall.  They also classified them into such categories as best “commercial” diet, most heart-healthy, best diet […]

YES! KIDS WHO EAT BREAKFAST DO BETTER IN SCHOOL

You’ve heard it forever: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  Sounds exactly like something you’d hear from picture-perfect TV moms like June Cleaver on “Leave It To Beaver, or Mrs. Cunningham on “Happy Days.” Well, it’s really true, according to the latest research – and a lot of studies that preceded it.  […]

ARE YOU & YOUR KIDS “BACKLOADING” PROTEIN?

You’ve heard about protein, you know it’s important for building muscle, and you know meat, poultry and fish have a lot of it. No worries about getting enough protein, either, at least here in the US. But according to research by the US government, we tend to “backload” our protein – meaning we get most […]

MSG: Could It Mean “Maybe Something Good”?

Most people who would consider themselves nutrition-conscious, and certainly self-respecting foodies, would probably deny that they use or eat monosodium glutamate, or “MSG”.  It has a bad reputation as being dangerous, harmful, you name it.   Did you know you’ve been eating glutamate forever?  Here are a few facts about glutamate: ·         It’s the most plentiful […]

Avoiding the Freshmen 15

For new college students, “back to school” can mean a new school and a new living space as well, for those leaving home.  That usually means getting accustomed to all sorts of changes: dorm room, a roommate, and all that dorm cafeteria food. Dorm food has come a long way, and there are now tons […]