Nutrition Tidbits: Coffee is Good for You (and Me) and More

March 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm 4 comments

A couple of interesting facts I gleaned from my weekend and early Monday morning reading. I’ll save the best for first:

1) A Swedish study associates coffee drinking with a decreased risk of stroke in women. Oh yeah! I don’t usually like to take one study out of its body of evidence, but this one is speaking directly to me. Over the last year I have really come to cherish my coffee. I love my Nespresso machine at home and my Bridgehead coffee when I’m looking for a change of scenery.

If you’re looking for a lay person’s interpretation of the study check out this article from the Washington Post. As the article states, if you’re not a coffee drinker now, you don’t need to run out to the coffee shop this minute. At this point, researchers have just discovered a lower risk of stroke in coffee drinkers with no defined causal link.

I’m going to enjoy a sip of my second cup this minute – aaahhh…

2) I read a fabulous blog about kids’ nutrition called Raise Healthy Eaters written by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and parent. In her post today, she listed five myths about children’s nutrition. I consider myself fairly well-versed or at least aware when it comes to nutrition but do you know, I believed, at least to some degree, three of the five myths listed? Check it out and see what you know about these myths. While you’re there, also take a peek at her series on Managing Sweets. I’m trying to gradually implement many of her suggestions with Lil C.

Now, to finish that cup of coffee…


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alicia  |  March 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to a new blog. I believed a couple of those myths too. I love the one about fruit being enough. I always feel guilty if I feel like I haven’t served up enough veggies in a week.

    • 2. fitforakid  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Alicia, Lil C barely eats veg except the odd cucumber and carrot so that made me feel better too.

  • 3. Maryann  |  March 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks Liisa. I appreciate the mention!

    • 4. fitforakid  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      You’re welcome Maryann. I really appreciate the info on your blog!


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