This was a very interesting article. I’ve suspected that ‘adventurous’ eaters have smaller BMI’s and weight overall, however, based upon the article, healthy BMI’s and weights are considered preliminary, as the variables included in the ‘study’ are limited. While my personal opinion is such, yes, probably overall, people who place this kind of importance on food, are more than likely, conscientous eaters and place health as a priority in their lives. Now, listed in the article are ‘foods’ that are consistently higher in proteins than fats or carbohydrates. When consuming other animals, you can expect to have a diet high in protein, such as ants, sashimi, other fish, snails, oysters, clams, etc. Animals are mostly composed of muscle which woudl be considered proteins. Proteins may add muscle and density, and muslce weighs more than fats, so you could actually see larger folks on high protein diets, combine that with any sort of weight-bearing exercises and you’re going to put ‘size’ on.
- 1A new paper by Latimer and colleagues, assessing whether food adventurousness is associated with body mass index (BMI; a rough measure of overweight/obesity) and other health behaviours, caught my attention.
- 2Overall, individuals who tend to eat a greater range of foods, particularly more exotic ones, appear to exhibit a number of healthy behaviours and a lower BMI. The reasons for these observed associations are anyone’s guess.
- 3The sample was composed exclusively of young women — who knows if these results hold up in middle-aged men.
Thus, overall, individuals who tend to eat a greater range of foods, particularly more exotic ones, appear to exhibit a number of healthy behaviours and a lower BMI.
Read the full article at: https://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2016/11/30/people-who-eat-exotic-foods-are-leaner-and-healthier/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+plos%2Fblogs%2Fobesitypanacea+%28Blogs+-+Obesity+Panacea%29