Category: Lifestyle

Walking the Calories

It’s Sunday, it’s late morning and it’s raining a lot but my feet are telling me they feel like walking in the nearby beautiful park. Walking in the rain? Why not, I have an umbrella. The fresh hot coffee afterwards makes me already smile….

My Insolite Breakfast

This month my goal has been to know myself better and I’ve really managed to. You’ll find some of the tests I did to this purpose in my blog article The numbers in My Food.   Time now to start rethinking my meals and the…

The Numbers in My Food

I confess, I’m a Math fan. I “crunch” numbers, I’m always in search of models and indicators. I won’t trust any theory until I see some validated data and results. Show me the numbers. But when it comes to the food on my table…

Umami

How many basic tastes do we have? Sweet, salty, sour and bitter, one will answer quickly. No so fast. There is one more, umami. There was quite a debate starting with year 1908 when the Japanese Kikunae Ikeda  proposed it. The name umami comes…

The Jazz in Our Body. White, Brown and Beige Fat.

Fat comes in many different shades, each with unique properties and health implications. Very simply put, visceral white fat stores energy  and  is bad for your health as is involved in insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. It also seems to be quite responsive to exercise, which…

The Nutrition Puzzle

I’ve stumbled recently on some research studies and I’m more puzzled than ever. Human Nutrition seems like a billion pieces puzzle and I wonder if ever we humans will be able to put all the pieces in order.  This doesn’t mean that I’ll abandon my own…

As Dear … as Salt

A king once asked his daughter how dear he was to her. “As dear, as dear — as salt!” she said. The king thought that this was very little, and he was very unhappy with his child’s answer. Soon thereafter he sponsored a great…

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