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What to Eat with Diabetes

More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes or prediabetes.  “Nutrition and weight loss are powerful tools in diabetes management,” says Richard Siegel, MD, co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Diet and lifestyle go a long way in preventing type 2 diabetes, managing the disorder, or even reversing […]
Junk Food

A Report Card on the American Diet

The latest available data show that, as of 2016, Americans had made some significant dietary improvements, reducing intake of low-quality carbohydrates like added sugars and increasing high-quality carbohydrates, plant protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. However, they were still eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and consuming more than the recommended level of saturated fat, according to […]
Soluble Fiber

Oat Soluble Fiber Influences Blood Sugar Control, But Not Appetite

A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the soluble fiber in oats (oat beta-glucan) affected blood glucose and insulin levels and slowed the movement of food from the stomach into the intestines, but it did not significantly affect appetite or food intake at subsequent meals. Sixteen males and […]
Fasting diets

Fasting Diets Equivalent to More Traditional Calorie Cutting for Weight Loss

A randomized controlled trial recently published in The Journal of Nutrition found that intermittent calorie restriction and continuous calorie restriction were equally effective in promoting weight loss, with no significant differences in outcomes. Forty-six healthy women between the ages of 18 and 55 living in the U.K. who had overweight or obesity (BMI 25 or […]
TOXIC

Detox Dilemma

Pesticides on produce, arsenic in rice, mercury in fish, plastics, PCBs…hearing about chemicals in our environment and potentially toxic substances in our food and water is distressing and worrisome. It’s no surprise people turn to “detox diets” and “cleanses” to try to combat this seeming assault. But these popular programs are unproven, unregulated, and potentially […]

How to Keep Those Resolutions

The start of a new year is traditionally a time when we resolve to make changes to our lives and lifestyles. Unfortunately, New Years resolutions are often short-lived. Weve got research-backed strategies to help you keep your 2020 resolutions!

Total Weight Loss Tied to Improved Health

When it comes to health, further research supports the notion that steadily losing weight over time (and keeping it off) is more important than losing weight quickly.

Weight Loss: No Quick Fixes

Achieving and maintaining an optimal body weight can be a challenge. For those of us who carry extra pounds that we want or need to shed, its tempting to turn to crash dieting in hopes of rapid weight loss.

The Buzz on Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a hot topic among dieters and researchers alike. This weight loss approach is all about forgoing food and caloric beverages for periods longer than a typical overnight fast.

Debunking 6 Probiotic Myths

Some people use supplements and fermented foods containing probiotics-beneficial bacteria and yeasts-in an effort to improve health. But, is there good science behind them? Probiotic experts help clear up six common myths.