Does an anti-inflammatory diet play a role in pain prevention? It’s a worthy—and natural—strategy, considering that pain management has spawned an opioid crisis—one of the worst public health crises of our time. (See the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services post “HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to
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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
Despite attention-grabbing headlines like “Is Butter Back?” there’s still a lot of fear about fat, a holdover from the low-fat era, which peaked in the 1980s and 1990s. But while butter is not back, other than in small amounts, fats (also called “fatty acids”) perform many essential functions in the
You might already think of nutrition advice as mostly a lot of “don’ts.” Yes, it sometimes may seem that newspapers, magazines, television shows, and websites are full of dire warnings about what not to eat. As we saw in the previous chapter, however, scien-tific evidence supports plenty of healthful choices
As you’ve read the previous chapters, you might have found yourself thinking, “I’d like to eat a healthier diet that will help me age better, but I’m not sure I can afford it.” It’s a common misconception that eating a nutritious diet, especially one with lots of fruits and vegetables,
Q. Which is associated with more health problems, saturated fat or trans fat?
A. Health experts say that trans fat is the worst type of fat for your health. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instructed food manufacturers to remove all industrially-produced trans fat from processed foods
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans holds up three U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved models of healthy eating:
Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern
The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern is based on foods Americans typically consume: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein.
The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern is similar
You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. Many consumers are confused by all this information about the different types of fats and how to implement these recommendations into
Q: Which is worse for your health, saturated fat or trans fat?
A: Trans fat holds the dubious honor of being the biggest health threat. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instructed food manufacturers to remove all industrially-produced trans fat from processed foods by June 2018, and
Although they have a bad reputation, fats (also called “fatty acids”) actually perform many essential functions in the body. They are necessary for the formation of cell membranes and are converted to chemical regulators in the body that affect inflammation, blood clotting, blood vessel dilation, and more. Dietary fats help