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Recognizing the Health Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

For most of human history, food was difficult to come by and humans battled starvation and malnutrition. The development of food processing helped positively...

Q. Is bread made with sprouted grains really better than other whole grain breads for controlling blood sugar?

A. Anastassios Pittas, MD, co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center, answers: “Blood sugar (blood glucose) levels rise when carbohydrates are digested and the...

Supplements and Alternative Therapies Not Shown to Help Weight Loss

An estimated 34 percent of Americans who want to lose weight have tried a weight loss supplement. A new study reviewed 315 randomized controlled...

Smoothies?

For breakfast, snacks, or even meal replacements, smoothies are all the rage. But are they really a healthy choice? That depends on a number...

Slow and Steady Wins the Waist

If you are looking to lose some weight, or simply want to improve or protect your cardiometabolic health, emerging nutrition research suggests a simple...

To Worry…or Not to Worry?

Making healthy food choices is hard enough without worrying about the additional potential health impact of things like pesticide residues, environmental contaminants, and rogue...

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, etc.), fresh or frozen 1 medium apple, cored and roughly chopped 2 cups milk or fortified soymilk 1 cup fresh spinach...

From the Experts

Q. I’ve heard bone broth is good for weight loss. Is this true? If so, why?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones in...

Don’t Ignore the Snore

Sleep apnea affects an estimated 22 million Americans, and an estimated 80 percent of cases are undiagnosed. When left untreated, the chronic lack of...

DASH Diet Plus Sodium Reduction Best for Protecting the Heart

The heart can show signs of damage before a heart attack or other heart problem occurs. Scientists can measure things like inflammation, cardiac injury,...

Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day Associated with Longer Life

In an attempt to identify the optimal intake of fruits and vegetables associated with maintaining long-term health, researchers collected information on the typical dietary...

Q. I’m recovering from illness and need to put on a few pounds. Any advice?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Gaining weight is all about adding calories, but that...

Q. You often use the terms heart health, cardiovascular health, and cardiometabolic health. What is the difference?

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter answers:...