• Everything in Moderation

    Everything in Moderation: Helpful or Harmful Advice?

    Originally posted 2016-02-15 14:00:55. Most dietary guidelines recommend dietary diversity. In other words, they say that people should eat lots of different kinds of food in moderation. “Everything in moderation” is a popular phrase. However, it is unclear whether following this recommendation has any effects on people’s health. A group of scientists tried to answer […] More

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    Water vs Diet Soda: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

    Originally posted 2016-02-15 12:00:27. Many people think drinking diet beverages is a great way to lose weight. However, most dietary recommendations say pure water is best. Recently, a team of scientists from Iran and the UK delved into this issue. Here is a detailed summary of the results, recently published in the American Journal of […] More

  • Low-Carb Diet

    Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diets: Which is More Effective?

    Originally posted 2016-02-15 09:00:58. A low-calorie, low-fat diet is frequently recommended for weight loss. However, strong evidence suggests that low-carb diets may be more effective. Recently, scientists set out to examine this issue further. They conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared low-fat diets to low-carb diets. Here, we provide a detailed summary […] More

  • Healthy Fruit Salad

    Healthy Fruit Salad

    Originally posted 2016-02-15 01:48:01. Healthy Fruit Salad 1.5 cup low fat cottage cheese 0.25 cup mixed berries 2 tsp lime juice 2 tbsp blanched almonds – chopped Fresh mint Preparation 1. Cut all the fruit and mix in a bowl. 2. Refrigerate until all set to serve. 3. Top each serving with chopped almonds and […] More

  • Eating less sugar

    Eating Less Sugar Has Multiple Health Benefits

    Originally posted 2016-02-14 16:00:05. Excessive fructose consumption is believed to be one of the main causes of metabolic syndrome. Fructose makes up 50% of table sugar, which is the most commonly consumed sweetener in the world. A recent study, published in Pediatric Obesity, investigated whether replacing sugar with starch would improve markers of metabolic syndrome […] More

  • Vitamin D

    The Benefits of Vitamin D May Depend on Your Genes

    Originally posted 2016-02-14 12:00:41. Even though obesity has been associated with poor vitamin D status, the evidence that vitamin D affects obesity is not entirely conclusive. For this reason, researchers set out to examine the effects of vitamin D supplements on body fat levels, insulin sensitivity and circulating vitamin D levels. They also looked at […] More

  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    Type of Dietary Fat May Affect Body Composition

    Originally posted 2016-02-14 10:00:25. The role of dietary fat in body fat distribution is not well known. However, some interesting results from the LIPOGAIN study were published in the July, 2014 issue of Diabetes. This study compared the effects of overfeeding saturated and polyunsaturated fat on fat accumulation and body composition. Here is a detailed […] More

  • Paleo Diet

    The Paleo Diet May Help Fight Metabolic Syndrome

    Originally posted 2016-02-13 11:00:51. In the past decade, the Paleolithic diet (or paleo diet) has gained considerable popularity due to its claimed health benefits. However, it differs from official dietary recommendations in many ways. For example, it excludes all grains, dairy products and industrially processed food. Several studies have investigated the health effects of the […] More

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    High-Protein Breakfast Burn Calories and Reduce Hunger

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 19:00:01. Obesity is a serious health concern. In both children and adults, it may increase the risk of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For successful weight loss, multiple strategies are usually required. One effective approach may be to eat more protein. For this reason, researchers set out […] More

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    Butter vs Cream – Not All Dairy Fat is Equal

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 18:00:27. Not all dairy fat is equal. Sometimes the fat is enclosed in a layer called the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), composed of phospholipids and protein. The presence of MFGM may be the reason that the various dairy products have different effects on health. Cream contains twice as much MFGM as butter, […] More

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