Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dumplings, and Constipation Not so Bad?

Mushrooms and bacon with pasta
Food Diary (February 01, 2012)
Breakfast: Toast with ham
Lunch: Mushrooms and bacon with pasta
Dinner: Green peas in tomato sauce with rice
Baking/sweets:  Chocolates and other sweets

I have been robbed, it seems. Most of January has been stolen, I don’t know where it has gone. I certainly wasn’t hibernating since according to my log I ate and posted everyday. The missing days remain a mystery, and they will never come back.

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: With a Glass
Chicken Stock and Stock Meat Dumplings


Today’s Favourite Blog
This research finding will create confusion. For over 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fibre diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis. A new US study of 2,104 people shows this may not be accurate. The study found that eating high fibre diets raised, as opposed to lowered, the risks of developing diverticulosis. The study also suggests the commonly-held belief that constipation increases the risk of the disease is not proven, as more frequent bowel movements actually increases a person’s risk.

Anne Peery, MD, lead researcher for the study says more research is needed before doctors change dietary recommendations. So while the findings create confusion, it seems we don’t need to do much but wait for more research (and confusion). This may take time. Low fibre diet and constipation is not fun so I am not planning on making changes to my diet!

Diverticulosis is a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall. I have never heard of it before. If you are interesting in learning more, Wikipedia has a thorough definition.  


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19 comments:

  1. Gah, scientists always contradict each other about everything health-related!

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    1. I guess thats how the science field prospers

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  2. Great pic of the day!
    Toilet-wise, I'll stick with whatever works for me, thank you.
    On a more appetizing note ..... Yeah, January went by real quick. If it wasn't for Chinese New Year falling on that month I wouldn't have realised that such a month exists! :P February's not going to get any better but luckily there's an extra day this year.

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    1. Good idea, stick to whatever works for you until more convincing research comes, maybe!
      I agree about CNY, even though I don't celebrate, by reading blogs I felt its presence, but not the kilos:)

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  3. Mr. Three-Cookies, I am so touched by your surprise! I am extremely proud to see my humble photo on your blog! Thank you very much. I should have taken a photo of three and not four dumplings ;-)
    You have really scared me! At first I thought you have had an accident with your blog ;-)
    I also feel as if January had only a couple of days. I hope February will pass quickly too. I hate this cold!
    I have never heard about this illness. It sounds serious.

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    1. You are welcome, nice picture and nice dish. Thats something I really want to eat.
      I guess one can count three dumplings - 0, 1, 2, 3:)

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    2. :-) Like floors in the European buildings (ground floor instead of American first floor I think)

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    3. Floor are really confusing, ground, first, basement

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  4. Love the dumplings -
    Really haven't a clue what to do about the fiber issue!
    Mary x
    ps thanks so much for voting for me!

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  5. Oh I love Sissi's dumplings!! =)

    Hm, very interesting article. I think the best way to live good life in general is to have balance meals, not depending on one source of food or another. That way you live happily and if that gives shorten life, oh well.. at least it's "good" life.

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    1. I guess short good life is more fun than long boring life:)

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  6. Lovely dumplings and yes January vanished. Funny how they science is correct and yet they keep changing their minds with every study. Moderation, Moderation, Moderation!

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    1. Those scientists, I guess they have to earn a living and 'interesting' studies is one way perhaps

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  7. That pasta is one of my favourite last minute meals - love!

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    1. It is simple and delicious, I love it too!

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  8. I am currently learning about the controversy with all of these studies and recommendations at university. One minute one study suggests one thing and the next minute it suggests the opposite. It's giving science a bad name! People are going to stop listening soon I reckon!

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