When frozen yogurt first appeared, it was widely considered to be a healthy alternative to ice cream. However, many frozen-yogurt products were high in saturated fat and sugar, and products that were heat-treated before freezing retained none of the healthy bacteria that convert milk into yogurt via the process of … Read More
Sodium Consumption Is Up Rather Than Down
A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2017 found that Americans with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day in 1999 and 3,350 mg per day in 2012, for an … Read More
Healthy Diet Linked With Less Pain
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. In the study (Pain, February 2017), which included 98 people age up to 78, following a Mediterranean-style diet high in fish and plant-based proteins, such as nuts … Read More
Maintaining a healthy weight can be a struggle, but choosing certain foods can make maintaining your weight easier, and can also help you shed some pounds.
Fill Your Plate With Fiber
“Fight weight gain by getting fiber from fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, … Read More
Locally-grown goodies await you at farmers’ markets across the country. While you’re picking up staples like green beans, tomatoes and strawberries, consider trying other nutritious, farm-fresh fare that’s new to you.
“Incorporating a variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet is important because each provides a different array and amounts … Read More
It can seem overwhelming to lose weight or get fit, but it doesn’t have to be. How you approach behavior changes to help you reach your health and wellness goals can make a big difference. A key is to gradually change your habits.
“Making lasting changes generally isn’t a quick, big-win … Read More
You shouldn’t have to choose between the health of your heart and your bones. Yet, news headlines sparked by studies over the past decade have resulted in a lot of confusion about possible ties between getting too much calcium and an increased risk of heart attack. A new analysis in … Read More
You may not expect a mental health practitioner to prescribe a healthy eating plan, but that approach may not be far off. In recent years, scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely. They’ve found that there may be a relationship between the risk of common … Read More
Don’t Like a Healthy Food? Try It Again (and Again)
Dislike healthy foods like legumes (beans)? Maybe you just haven’t eaten them enough. “A primary factor that determines whether people like a food or not is their previous exposure to the food—in other words, if it’s a regular part of their … Read More
Q: What is your opinion of the “wheat belly” diet, in which the author warns against eating all forms of wheat?
A: The book The Wheat Belly Diet was written by a cardiologist, Dr. William Davis, who claims that wheat is the culprit behind “central obesity”—the visceral fat in the abdomen … Read More