Good resources for nutrition information
October 29, 2012 10:52 AM Subscribe
I feel awful. Please share your resources for reasonable, safe and sane information about nutrition.
posted by vignettist to health & fitness (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
First off, YANMD, I understand. I plan to work with my GP and have some bloodwork done to see if anything is off in that respect.
I have been feeling tired, run-down, low energy. I have put on about 10-15 pounds in the last year. I just don't feel like myself. I have a toddler and I am still nursing, so sleep deprivation and extra demands on my body are definitely contributing factors. But I know a lot of moms with kids that are the same age that mine is, and I just don't feel like I have bounced back the way that most of them have.
I feel that a lot of how we feel can be reasonably controlled through the way we eat. I eat reasonably well most of the time; I prepare most of my own meals from fresh ingredients, eat steamed veggies as opposed to fried or sauce-laden, etc. Most of my fluid intake throughout the day is water.
My question is, there is so much noise out there with regard to how to eat well. I feel like I have only seen either Follow This Diet! type literature, or books that are just too dense with the science behind whatever theory they are putting forward to be easily read and understood. I would like to find some reasonable, not extreme type of nutrition education (example: I recently learned from a tv program that the body can more easily absorb iron from meat if the meal contains veggies that have more vitamin C, such as peppers or tomatoes. Which leads me to wonder if some of my tiredness could be attributed to borderline low iron due to poor food combinations).
I would appreciate hearing about whatever resources you found helpful; books, textbooks, podcasts, websites, youtube videos... Thanks.