Nutrition experts stress the importance of overall “diet quality” as opposed to demonizing and avoiding particular foods or even entire food groups. “Quality” means that what you eat provides the energy and essential nutrients you need for an active, healthy life. All sources of protein, for example, are not created
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Doing a cleanse doesn’t have to be a complicated process involving complex instructions and multiple supplements—a liver detox tea along with the Elimination Diet makes for a simple, effective, DIY New Year’s detox program.
The word “cholesterol” usually has a negative connotation, but it’s not all bad. In fact, your body requires cholesterol for building cell walls, digesting fat, and controlling certain hormones. However, too much of one type of cholesterol, LDL, can raise your risk of heart disease.
While it’s true that you can’t
No single food, meal, or even day of eating makes or breaks our path to better nutrition and health. What matters most is what and how much you eat over time. In other words, your overall “dietary pattern.” Your dietary pattern reflects the quantity, proportion, variety of different foods and
By now, you may be thinking: Okay, so eating right can help protect my health, but I’ve been eating this way my whole life. Is it really going to make a difference if I make changes now? Results of one study suggest that the answer is a definite “yes.”
Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines following the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat is a carcinogen that raises the risk of colon cancer and stomach cancer, among
A side of bacon or sausage with your eggs may be a breakfast staple you’ve enjoyed for years, and you might not think twice about a trip to the deli to pick up some corned beef or salami for sandwiches. But, health experts say we need to reduce the amount
Cholesterol has always been known as a risk factor for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. But a recent study shows how cholesterol plays a role in cancer, specifically, in colon/gastrointestinal cancers.
A Cautionary Tale. A high-cholesterol diet, consisting of foods high in saturated fat, such as fatty cuts of
High-Intensity Exercise Can Safely Improve Bone Mineral Density
If you think you need to avoid certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may change your thinking. A study that was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed that women
Processed Meats May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
A large-scale meta-analysis has linked eating processed meat to an increased risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The analysis, which was published in the February 2018 European Journal of Cancer, analyzed recent research on 262,195 women along with data from previous studies that