Tag: carbs and protein

3. Macronutrients and Brain Power

The term “nutrient” can refer to vitamins and minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients, such as flavonoids. All these are im-portant, but the big picture when it comes to nutrition and brain power concerns what are referred to as “macronutrients”: fats, carbohydrates (“carbs”), and protein. It’s no wonder that so many

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-protein diets have been a popular weight-loss trend for a while now. Plenty of people have boosted their protein intake, lowered their carbohydrate consumption, and watched the pounds disappear.
But is a high-protein diet right for those who are older and who have heart disease or related risk factors? Experts

Stacking Up Nutrition Bars

What could be better for you than a nutrition bar, right? Their labels boast sources of protein, fiber, energy, and much more. Plus they’re non-perishable, making them ideal for grab-and-go meals and snacks. Here’s how you can tell if they’re the nutrient-packed meal-replacement or snack they claim to be and

For Long-Term Weight Loss, Don’t Look To Low-Fat Diets

Following a low-fat diet to achieve and maintain weight loss is ineffective, according to a meta-analysis of 53 studies comprising more than 68,000 adults, conducted by Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The study was published online October 29, 2015

The Great Fat Debate Continues

“Eat a low-fat diet.” That was the public health message 30 years ago?which turned out to be dead wrong and set off a national fat phobia. Some of the country’s leading nutrition experts discussed this decades-old debate about optimal fat intake at the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference

9 Healthful Ways To Boost Your Brain Function And Smarten Up Now

Just like the rest of your body, your noggin? needs nourishment?and exercise. Research on brain health shows that what you eat and how you live can affect memory, mental acuity, concentration and possibly help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Here are nine ways to benefit your brain:1. Add Antioxidants. Research from the

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