Most people spend just a minute or two reading a menu; the placement of calorie counts can therefore determine if their information is considered or simply ignored.Read More
The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment.
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
The belief that gluten-free foods are better for the general population has many downsides.Read More
The glycemic index has crept upon our food experience. Haven’t immersed yourself in the glycemic index yet? It’s never too late. Or maybe, a new study suggests, it’s still too early.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
Whole grains are gaining ground, and ‘whole grain’ is one of the hottest selling health claims. The USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of daily grains be whole, and school lunch programs are required to serve half of the grains offered during the school week as whole ones.Read More