Following on from my last post dispelling the link between sugar and hyperactivity, today I’ll look at the evidence for diet in controlling attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) courtesy of a recently published review paper on this area in the journal Pediatrics. ADHD is a condition characterised by excessively inattentive, hyperactive (unusually active or over-active) […]
The connection between sugar and hyperactivity is one of the most popular food-behaviour myths going around, yet it is one that has been well and truly busted by science. Where there’s sugar, there must be hyperactive kids – or so says conventional wisdom. Science says otherwise. Any parent would tell you that seeing children fuelling […]
‘Superfoods’ is a widely used catch-all phrase used in the marketing of exotic (and normally expensive) fruits and vegetables. But just what exactly makes a food ‘super’?
If you believe that cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with very little in your control that can prevent it, then you would be wrong on both counts. Many cases of cancer are considered preventable by simple nutrition and lifestyle changes. When it comes to diet and cancer, it should be no surprise […]
Welcome to the Thinking Nutrition blog. The purpose of this blog is to give you the latest nutrition research and controversies discussed in straight forward language, distilling out what you need to know for your better health. To start things off, I’ll tackle some common nutrition and exercise myths to put things straight. You can also […]