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Are Carbs Bad for You?

Are Carbs Bad for You?

Some people claim that carbohydrates are fattening, while others say they trigger cravings. The underlying question is: Are carbs bad for you?

The important point to remember is that all carbs are not created equal. Although most people are aware that carbs are in bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, sweets, and soda,

4. Fill Up with Fiber

Grains and legumes sometimes get a bad rap. For some, it’s because of the belief that carbohydrates cause weight gain. For others, it’s because of the idea that humans didn’t evolve to eat agriculture-based foods like grains and legumes. Yes, whole grains and legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans) contain

Why Am I Always Hungry, Even After I Eat?

Why Am I Always Hungry, Even After I Eat?

“Why am I always hungry?” Is that a question you often ask yourself, even after meals? Feeling hungry after eating could be due to leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by body fat, controls whether or not you feel full after eating.

Someone with normal leptin function will not feel hunger

3. The Foods You Need

Nutrition scientists often differentiate between “energy-dense” and “nutrient-dense” foods. In terms of nutrition, “energy” equals calories, so foods that are energy-dense contain a lot of calories for the amount of food—sugar, for example, which packs 773 calories per cup. The same amount of a non-energy dense food like chopped carrots,

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

After the small intestine, digested food moves through the six-foot-long large intestine (also known as the colon) where water, some nutrients, and electrolytes are absorbed. The remaining solid waste then travels from the colon into the rectum as stool. It is in the colon where people suffer from many of

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Whole grains are a top source of complex, unrefined carbohydrates (carbs) that provide your body with a slowly released, steady supply of energy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting at least half of your grain servings from whole grains, which is three daily servings of whole grains for the

Gluten and Your Gut

In recent years, the number of “gluten-free” food products has grown substantially. That’s because gluten—a type of protein found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger a host of unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea and abdominal pain, in people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

However, skipping gluten isn’t necessarily a

Managing the Discomfort of Diverticulitis

It is estimated that about half of all Americans aged 60 to 80 have diverticulosis, a condition in which diverticula—small pouches about the size of large peas—bulge outward from the colon. Those numbers increase in the oldest old, with almost everybody age 80 and older having the condition, according to

Environmental Nutrition Index

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BEVERAGES

Alcohol and Cancer Risk (Feb, 7)
Alkaline Water for Health (Sept, 2)
Iced Tea Drinks Compared (August, 5)
Kombucha Review (Jan, 5)
Matcha Tea in Your Diet (Jan, 2)
Red Wine vs. White Wine (May, 2)
Smoothie Buzz (April, 5)

3. Foods For Your Heart and Brain

When choosing foods that will benefit both your heart and brain, it pays to think in terms of tradeoffs. Even healthy foods contain calories, and if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. That’s why nutrition experts advise

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