By Chiadi E. Ndumele, M.D., M.H.S. Over the last half century, obesity rates have skyrocketed. In 1962, 46 percent of adults in the U.S. were considered overweight or obese. By 2010, that figure had jumped to 75 percent. Obesity is a complex problem with multiple causes. But among the likely suspects, sugar is high on … Continue reading Obesity, Sugar and Heart Health.
Culled from Healthline By Franziska Spritzler 1. Loaded with antioxidants Berries contain antioxidants, which help keep free radicals under control. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are beneficial in small amounts but can damage your cells when their numbers get too high, causing oxidative stress. Berries are a great source of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic … Continue reading Reasons Why Berries Are Among the Healthiest Foods on Earth.
By Dana Hudepohl Plant-based diets may offer a protective advantage against severe COVID-19, finds a new study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. It is one of the first studies to investigate dietary patterns and COVID-19 outcomes. Over a two-month period in the summer of 2020, researchers surveyed 2,884 frontline doctors and nurses who reported … Continue reading Plant-Based Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Severe COVID-19 in New Study.
by: Steven Dowshen, MD You know how books have a table of contents that explains what’s inside? Or maybe you have a toy that came with a diagram that identified each small piece. Nutrition labels are sort of like that. They tell you what’s inside the food you’re eating and list its parts. Get Your … Continue reading Figuring Out Food Labels
By: Colleen Curtis Sugary drinks contain a lot of empty calories and have been linked to numerous health issues. Learn how to kick these drinks to the curb with five healthy alternatives. Trading in your sugary chai latte for a chai tea made with steamed milk may seem like the end of the world. But, … Continue reading Five Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks
By the World Health Organization A healthy lifestyle To ensure a healthy lifestyle, WHO recommends eating lots of fruits and vegetables, reducing fat, sugar and salt intake and exercising. WHO provides a series of publications to promote and support healthy lifestyles. 12 steps to healthy eating Eat a nutritious diet based on a variety of foods … Continue reading Nutrition and Physical Activity as a Lifestyle
by Nicole Bowling We know that vegetables should be the cornerstone of any diet, but are all of them created equal? Cruciferous vegetables have risen in popularity recently due to their apparent cancer-fighting properties. This large group of plants is diverse, each providing strong, unique flavors. It is named after the Latin word for crucifix … Continue reading Cruciferous Vegetables: Health Benefits and Recipes
By Laura Kubitz March 8 is International Women’s Day. To commemorate this important day, we pulled our favorite post that celebrate women. Explore how women are being mindful of the unique nutritional needs at any age. What Every Woman Should Know About Food and Their Health Women’s needs are unique and, too often, they fall … Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day
A superfoods food list that won’t break the bank, these easy-to-find cheap healthy foods clock in at under a dollar per serving. By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Every few months, it seems, there’s hype about the latest, hottest superfood. And while I’m always interested in trying new foods (especially ones that are healthy for me), … Continue reading 12 Superfoods to Help You Eat Healthy for $1 or Less
By Joanna Pearlstein Let’s just get this out of the way: Don’t feel guilty. That’s the advice experts offer to parents who are worrying about how to keep their kids fit during the coronavirus pandemic, especially as the days get shorter, the weather begins to cool and options for playing outside diminish. Although the American … Continue reading How to keep kids active as the weather cools and the pandemic rolls on