You know how it works—calories from food provide us with energy, and if we don’t use that energy we store it as body fat. Research repeatedly confirms that larger food servings not only provide more calories but also have two other effects: They encourage us to eat more and … Read More
Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it?
What Is Resveratrol?
Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, Read More
I will be the first to admit that I am a fast eater. If I am not careful, I can scarf down an entire meal without even knowing I’ve done so. But this is a habit that I know I must change, because I hate the feeling of being disconnected … Read More
If you’re thinking about following a low-carbohydrate diet, you may want to reconsider. Some foods that contain carbs also provide a wealth of nutrients and fiber—important for a balanced diet. On the other hand, if you typically eat lots of processed, high-carb foods made primarily of white flour and added … Read More
If you’re eating out often, you’re probably overdoing calorie consumption—even if you avoid fast-food restaurants. Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants have been singled out as culprits in America’s obesity epidemic. But a new study reports that both chain and local restaurants are routinely serving far more than should be consumed … Read More
Prediabetes affects approximately 9 percent of Americans and its incidence is on the rise. Fortunately, lifestyle modifications such as exercise and a prediabetes diet can often help people manage prediabetes and prevent them from going on to develop diabetes.
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, your healthcare provider … Read More
As researchers have learned more about diabetes and how different types of foods affect normal glucose levels, they have placed more emphasis on diet as a component of diabetes management. Scientists and dietitians have developed various meal planning methods, sometimes called medical nutritional therapy or MNT, designed to … Read More
I will be the first to admit that I am a fast eater. If I am not careful, I can scarf down an entire meal without even knowing I’ve done so. … Read More
Unfortunately, childhood obesity is increasingly becoming a problem. With easy access to fast food, soda, and unhealthy snacks, combined with more and more time spent sitting watching TV or playing video games, many kids aren’t get the nutrition and physical activity they need to stay healthy. And unhealthy habits during … Read More
Research shows that people over 70 who eat more than 2,100 calories per day nearly double their risk of memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Even after adjusting for history of stroke, diabetes, amount of education, and other factors that can increase the likelihood of memory loss, the risk for … Read More