10 things I didn’t know about health


heathy eating plateThis weekend I went to a really interesting seminar on “Fundamentals of fat loss” by Nutrition Plus and here are 10 things that I didn’t know.

  1. Our weight depends not only on our environment but also our genes. Genes have an enormous impact. There’s a great quote from Professor Boyd Swinburn that sums it up “Genes load the gun, environment pulls the trigger.”

  2. If you are deficient in Vitamin D you are much likelier to carry excess weight and can develop other medical conditions (Dr Mercola on Vitamin D and weight management).

  3. Coca Cola was the number one selling food item in Australia last year taking in $4.4 billion. How much sugar would that be? Diet coke was number two (Nielsen top 100 brands report).

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