Tagged: diet

Alcohol and calories

Just about every packaged food is required to have a Nutrition Facts label, which indicates the serving size and the amount of calories, fat, carbs, and other nutrients per serving. So why not wine,...

The sweet spot for fruits and vegetables

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, 10 servings a day is the best target to aim for, according to a large meta-analysis and sys­tematic review published in February 2017 in the International Journal of Epidemiology—though less...

Are eggs bad for your heart?

The claim: Eggs raise blood cholesterol levels and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. The facts: It’s no wonder this myth still circulates. Recommendations to limit dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 milligrams a day...

Can garcinia help you lose weight?

If only weight loss were as easy as popping a dietary supplement that’s natural and safe. Garcinia cambogia has long been touted as that panacea. This tropical fruit, grown in Africa and Asia, contains...

Antioxidants and free radicals

Antioxidants are part of the complex world of biochemistry. In cells, oxygen is constantly involved in chemical reactions in which electrons are shifted around. To generate energy, our cells remove electrons from sugars, fatty...

The raw food diet craze

The belief in the benefits of raw foods—sometimes called “living foods”—is nothing new. Sylvester Graham, for whom the cracker is named, promoted raw foods 150 years ago, just as some chefs, cookbooks, celebrities, and...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...

Superfood trends for 2017

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360% in the last...