Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re recognized as a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower calorie
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US Junk Food Tax Is Feasible
A national tax on unhealthy and nonessential “junk foods,” like salty snacks and sugary drinks, would be both legal and administratively doable, according to an analysis in the American Journal of Public Health. A tax could encourage consumers to make better food choices and create
Going vegan or vegetarian could be the trick you need to shed a few extra pounds. But is being vegan healthy in the long term? Find out here.
How important is weight loss or weight control for anyone dealing with prediabetes and in preventing type 2 diabetes? Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the
The good news for people who want to center their diet on vegetables but love fish too is that there is a diet perfect for you. It’s called the pescetarian diet, and the term is a combination of “pesce,” which is Italian for fish, and vegetarianism. Put simply, a pescetarian
Food Combats Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Regularly eating foods like blueberries, whole grains, ginger, and specific oils and teas can help patients with RA manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease, researchers say. The review of several studies focused on the dietary components and plant compounds in foods that have proven
The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.
To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand what
Too much estrogen isn’t a problem just for women, men can also experience high estrogen symptoms. If you find yourself asking the question, “is there estrogen in men?” the answer is yes. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed).
Although research thus far has focused almost exclusively
Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers. It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, but the opposite
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Remains Low
Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended daily amount of fruit, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers writing in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Nov. 17, 2017,