Two new studies add to the evidence that led the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend restricting intake of added sugars, nearly half of which in US diets come from sugar-sweetened beverages. (See NewsBites.) In one study, sweetened beverage consumption was significantly associated with greater risk of heart failure
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Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
Abdominal fat—an apple-shaped figure—may pose a different health risk profile than fat spread all over the body, or from the hips down (the so-called pear shape). A 2016 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine determined that a “spare tire” (central or abdominal obesity) can be hazardous to your health
While you may already know that dark leafy greens—like kale or spinach— are some of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, it’s unlikely you’re aware of a compound in these veggies that acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Swedish researchers recently discovered that sac-like structures called thylakoids, which are
Thylakoids in leafy greens promote weight loss by controlling hunger hormones and decreasing insulin, making them an excellent natural appetite suppressant.