Highly processed foods make up half the caloric intake of the average American; a new study finds that these foods are associated with a 30 percent higher risk of early death.Read More
A group of heart experts studied trending nutrition controversies. Here's the latest on dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms and hummus.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?
When it comes to weight, couples are symbiotic. Tom Brady’s diet was affected by Gisele’s, and that’s true not just for the beautiful and famous. When one spouse becomes obese, the likelihood of the other spouse becoming obese is 37 percent! Could weight loss also spread in such a way?Read More
If there were a drug that could lower your cancer risk by 25 or 33 percent, wouldn’t you be urging your doctor to prescribe it for you?Read More
When it comes to storing fat it isn’t just how much we eat, but also what we eat. Some foods – and no, it isn’t just beer that causes a big belly – lead to fat storage in the worst-for-health places – in the liver and around internal organs.Read More
Whole grains – unlike refined grains, which have been stripped off their bran and germ and rendered into pretty much pure carbs – retain many essential nutrients. A new study puts whole grains to the test.Read More
It’s easy to do things we enjoy, that’s why it’s critical that kids enjoy healthy foods. To make healthy foods desirable we need to employ all aspects of food joy.Read More
Eating after 8pm has been associated with weight gain. But what if 8pm is the middle of your day? Many of today’s teens and college-aged kids live in social jetlag.Read More
There’s nothing wrong with a cup of coffee. Coffee by itself is actually part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. But coffee and sugar are connected in more than one way.
Drinking a lot of sweet drinks – made with sugar or with non-caloric sweeteners – is clearly not healthy. But one can still argue that there are shades of unhealthy, and that the proof tying diet soda with diabetes is weaker than the evidence linking full calorie drinks to this disease.Read More
A few tips and thoughts to make your watermelon experience more complete.Read More
It’s becoming clear that the keeping-lost-weight-off part is at least just as hard as shedding those pounds.Read More
A new study found that the more chocolate and candy kids ate, the slimmer they tended to be. The odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower among the most avid consumers of chocolate and candy.Read More
Pulses -- such as beans, lentils, chickpeas and dried peas -- have lots of fiber and protein, a low glycemic index, and one could imagine that these traits are beneficial to weight loss.Read More
According to a new study moderation is a number greater than what one should eat, and forever greater than what people personally consumeRead More
Which-is-Worse games can be silly, but the fat vs. sugar question might have real health implications. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans target both saturated fats and added sugars as nutrients to limit and seem to give them equal weight. A new paper comes to a very different conclusion.Read More