Statement Highlights: A new American Heart Association scientific statement assesses and scores the heart healthiness of popular dietary patterns. Several dietary patterns, including the DASH-style eating plan, Mediterranean, pescatarian and vegetarian eating patterns, received top ratings for aligning with the Association’s dietary guidance. A few eating patterns, including Paleo and ketogenic diets, contradict the Association’s guidance and did not rank as heart-healthy eating patterns. The statement suggests opportunities for dietary research and interventions to promote health […]

Comment on this storyComment Next time you feel like starting a fight, mention calories. And that, in order to lose weight, you have to burn more of them than you absorb. I did that last month, and the responses tended to fall into one of three categories: 1. Duh! Captain Obvious is a Washington Post columnist! To those folks, I suggest they read the comments and the social media commentary, and they will find many people with the second objection: […]

Share on PinterestEating low-fat or healthy low-carb diets can help reduce risks from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature death. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images New research finds that low-carb and low-fat diets may help people live longer and healthier lives. Low-fat and healthy low-carb diets are associated lower rates of heart disease, various cancers, and premature death from all causes. Nutrition experts say following simple tips can help you adopt a low-carb or low-fat eating style. A healthy low-fat or low-carb diet […]

Consume far more veggies, fruits and total grains Limit fats-no cost or small-fat dairy products and solutions Reasonable usage of fish, poultry, beans and nuts Restrict or keep away from highly saturated fats these kinds of as meats and dairy merchandise InvestigateStart out your healthful ingesting journey with these 5 methods Flexitarian The Flexitarian Food plan is a mix of flexible and vegetarian. This diet doesn’t have to have you to axe the meat right away alternatively it focuses on […]

Natalia LavrenkovaGetty Images Striving to fit a certain body image is out, achieving total body wellness is in. That mission starts in the kitchen, and it means enjoying meals that keep your heart healthy, steady your mood, nourish your organs, support a strong immune system and give you the energy you need to slay your busy days. If you’re looking to adjust your eating habits in the new year, keep this key word in mind: Satisfaction. Eating should be a […]

Inadequate pollination has led to a 3-5% loss of fruit, vegetable, and nut production and an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually from lost healthy food consumption and associated diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers, according to research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is the first study to quantify the human health toll of insufficient wild (animal) pollinators on human health. “A critical missing piece in the biodiversity discussion has been a lack […]

A new study indicates that eating a low-fat, vegan diet could decrease the risk of chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes. The research was published in Dietary Science and Practice. It looked at the ways in which low-fat, plant-based foods impact body weight and composition, as well as insulin sensitivity. The 16-week study, conducted by Hana Kahleova and Neal D. Barnard, observed 244 overweight individuals assigned to either the intervention or control groups. The intervention group was prescribed a low-fat […]

Diets have only improved by 1.5 points over the last 30 years as measured by the global Alternative Healthy Eating Index. Certain groups of people were more likely to follow healthier eating habits than others. Policy changes need to happen to approve affordability and accessibility to nutritious foods. Globally, diets have not improved very much over the last 30 years a study in the journal Nature Food reports. The study evaluated global, regional and national dietary patterns in both children […]

A new study finds that across different races and ethnicities, the metabolites from healthier diets may help protect brain health. Diet is an important source of many metabolites, which can be markers of various aspects of our health. Past research has found that certain metabolites — including lipids, amino acids, and steroids — are linked with cognitive decline and dementia. New research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has further confirmed what is already known about the link between […]

Plant-based diets refer to diets that are based on foods made from plants, and include vegetarian and vegan diets. While vegan diets exclude all animal products, vegetarian options — which exclude just meat and fish — are more diverse and may include dairy and eggs. Pescatarian diets exclude meat, but not fish. Plant-based diets continue to grow in popularity worldwide owing to decades of scientific research and the mounting evidence of their potential health benefits, not limited to improved blood […]