The right snack can take the edge off between-meal hunger, and nourish the body, too.
A snack is basically any food or drink consumed between meals. Researchers sometimes add qualifiers (a snack is smaller than a meal, provides less calories, or takes place at least 15 minutes after mealtime), but most snackers are probably just looking for a quick, convenient way to make it to the next meal without getting hangry, or a pleasurable break from the daily routine.
Local, seasonal fruits and vegetables are good options, but other types of produce are excellent choices too.
Throughout the summer and fall, farm stands display locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and supermarkets offer fresh seasonal produce, along with organic, conventional, imported, and frozen selections. Understanding the variables associated with these options may make deciding what to buy a little easier.
Choosing nutrient-dense foods can increase intake of health-promoting nutrients, but rankings of foods can be misleading.
Research shows that overall dietary patterns have a big impact on health. But people dont buy dietary patterns, they buy foods. Thats why the idea of quantifying the healthfulness of individual foods is so appealing.
Tufts researchers tackle tough questions on junk food taxes.
There is currently a lot of interest in whether adjusting food prices could encourage more healthful food choices, and ultimately improve health. Would taxes change buying behavior in meaningful and impactful ways? Would they lead to improved public health? And is it viable (and fair) to implement such policies on a national level? Tufts experts have examined these important issues in several recently published studies.
Summer heat increases risk for this potentially dangerous condition.
The hot summer months are upon us, but sweating in the sun is not the only factor that raises risk for dehydration. This potentially dangerous drop in body fluid affects everything from blood pressure to the brain, so knowing the causes, signs, and symptoms of dehydrationas well as how to avoid itis critical.
Q You have suggested people eat chocolate to get the antioxidants and other good stuff that it contains. Do we get the same benefits if we eat chocolate in another form, such as chocolate milk, cake, or pudding?