Tagged: fats

Some calories more harmful than others

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The...

What causes body odor?

Most of us don’t need more than one whiff to identify that generally unpleasant, characteristic smell we call body odor. But it’s a surprisingly complex phenomenon, influenced by our genetic makeup, age, diet, and...

Coconut oil has never been healthy

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven...

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...

DASH diet: two more benefits

As its name indicates, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan was designed to lower elevated blood pressure. Since its anti-hypertension effect was proven by NIH researchers in the 1990s, DASH has been...

Foods that lower Cholesterol

Fruits and vegetables Many are rich in soluble fiber, which helps lower total and LDL cholesterol. These include apples, citrus fruit, berries, carrots, apricots, prunes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, okra, and Brussels sprouts. Aim to eat...