Smoothie operatorsDo we absorb some-more sugarine as well as calories when we splash fruits as well as vegetables in the smoothie as against to just eating them whole? The question was put to The New York Times Well blog this week, that consulted the dietitian representing the Academy of Nutrition as well as Dietetics as well as returned with an answer: Yes, very likely. Basically, the issue is the single of quantity, the Times was told. You might well devour the lot in the short time when we splash the smoothie, without even realizing it. Plus, we might feel hungrier some-more quickly after we splash the smoothie than we would after eating total fruit, because fiber, that slows down the sugar-to-blood-sugar conversion process, gets pulverized when the ripened offspring is blended for smoothie consumption. And thats just talking about smoothies we have during home, the Times notes. Store-bought smoothies often container the large caloric punch along with added sugar, honey or alternative sweeteners as well as might not even enclose total ripened offspring during all.Menu mysteriesYou know those rules requiring restaurants nationwide to post on menu play the calorie counts of the dishes they sell? The national calorie avowal regulation, that aims to assistance consumers be some-more wakeful of the calories they devour away from home (on average, about one-third of our overall calorie intake), was supposed to go into effect in Dec 2016, but now its been pushed back until May 5, 2017. It will affect restaurants as well as alternative retail food establishments with during least twenty locations, many of which, by now, after repeated delays, are already in compliance with the bill. Others have against it. One proponent told Reuters she hopes the brand new date will stick.Good sports? Good dietHeres the hopeful pointer for immature athletes today: High school sports programs are increasingly emphasizing the healthy, nutritionally balanced diet as the way of enhancing athletic performance. The New York Times calls the integration of nutritional guidance into high school sports long the customary part of professional as well as college programs, it records the growing trend. Schools are starting to bring in dietitians to discuss the importance of nutrition with immature athletes to complete the circle, Molly Wong Vega, the Houston dietitian who functions with several schools, told the Times. Suggesting the break of bell peppers with hummus might be the way to assistance increase vitamin A as well as C money coming in as well as give the little zinc as well, that might aid muscle as well as tissue repair, she said. Thats something to cheer about.Amy Reiter is the writer as well as editor formed in New York. A regular writer to The Los Angeles Times, she has also created for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast as well as Wine Spectator, between others, as well as for Salon, where she was the longtime editor as well as senior writer. In addition to contributing to Healthy Eats, she blogs for Food Networks FN Dish.