3 Health and Diet News of the Week


Today we bring you the most interesting news of the week about the figure, food, and diet. While sandwiches are recognized a harmful food, and the packaging of unhealthy foods will contain threatening inscriptions, there is good news, too: eating before going to bed is not so bad for the figure.


Unhealthy Food Packs to Include Scary Pics

Canadian doctors from the Medical Association of Ontario want to fight harmful food just as they fight cigarettes. They suggest designing packages with the images that will demonstrate the consequences of repeated use of “wrong” foods.

The specialists have already come up with several options: for example, they want a photograph of the malfunctioning liver to be placed on the pizza packaging, whereas soda will come with a photo of the consequences of diabetes. It is unclear if it is going to help fighting against harmful eating habits.

Sandwiches Don’t Refer to Healthy Food

Canadian researchers from the University of Calgary warn that sandwiches are not a safe food. Excessive love of fat-containing sandwiches (with ham, cheese, eggs, and sausage) increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The Independent reports that this is due to the fact that exposure to fatty foods can impair the operation of the blood vessels, which causes the first symptoms and development of atherosclerosis.

This is confirmed by the experiments, which involved student volunteers. The state of their blood circulatory system was examined twice: it was done for the first time on an empty stomach, and then after a breakfast consisting of a sandwich (900 calories, including 50 grams of fat). Such a substantial meal led to the narrowing of blood vessels and contributed to the occurrence of atherosclerotic plaques.

Eating before Going to Bed Doesn’t Make One Fat

Israeli scientists have attempted to refute the opinion of the nutritionists that it is harmful to eat before going to bed. They found that a substantial dinner, high in simple carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, white bread), helps avoid hunger the next day. As a result, less food is consumed, and the process of losing weight is very active.

For six months, the scientists had been observing 78 patients divided into two groups: a group of those who ate a lot of carbs before going to bed, and the other group, who had only some protein products for dinner. It turned out that the patients from the first group lost more weight than the members of the second group, who followed the recommendations of their nutritionists. Blood sugar levels have also decreased significantly in the first group. According to the volunteers, who kept to an Israeli diet, they did not feel hungry during the next day and, most importantly, they were not attracted to sweet products.