Clean eating has been a bonafide trend for the past decade, but what does “clean eating” actually mean? While there’s no official definition for “clean” in the context of clean eating, it typically means food that’s whole or minimally processed, organic, natural, local and fresh. However, many clean-eating advocates aim
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Eating Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Macular Degeneration
The American Journal of Ophthalmology recently published results from a cohort study which found that consumption of fish, fruit, and vegetables in amounts generally consistent with international recommendations for the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was associated with
BODYWORKS/MOVES OF THE MONTH
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Keep your hands flexible and functional (Mar., 7)
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Get a leg up on chronic knee pain (May, 7)
As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to frozen pizzas in the 1980s,
Eating ultra-processed foods—drinks, sugary products, fats, and sauces that include many ingredients and tend to be high in fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt—may increase cancer risk, according to researchers. Among nearly 105,000 study participants, 2,228 of whom were diagnosed with cancer during the five-year follow-up, a 10 percent increase
Eating Nuts May Help Prevent Cancer’s Return
The dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients found in nuts may help prevent cancer recurrence in patients who formerly had colon cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 28, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In an observational study of
Q. There’s a lot in the news about high sugar intake and the harm it can do. What is the latest thinking on sugar consumption?
A. The latest thinking on sugar consumption is cut back, cut down! Currently, the average American eats nearly twice the amount of sugar recommended by the
While no cause and effect has been definitively established, a recent study in the British Medical Journal (Feb. 14, 2018) suggests that in developed countries worldwide the intake of ultra-processed foods causes a significant increase in cancer risk. Specifically, a 10 percent increase in these foods in the diet is
You’ve probably noticed an increasing variety of “locally grown” foods in the marketplace these days. But why are local foods trending, and what benefits accompany their purchase? EN takes a look at some shortfalls of our increasingly globalized food system, and compares it with the numerous benefits of local 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