Tag: diet

High-calorie foods fit for a diet

(HealthDay)—Not every food you eat has to be low-calorie when you want to lose weight. There are many nutritious and tasty foods that can help you feel satisfied, rather than deprived, and that’s important when you’re facing calorie restrictions day in and day out. The key to including them is careful portion control. Nuts are

A look inside the buzziest diet of the summer

Move over, Mediterranean diet — there’s a new European eating plan in town. Much like its Mediterranean predecessor, the Nordic diet also emphasizes eating fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains, but instead of olive oil, it incorporates canola oil (also known as rapeseed oil). The Nordic diet has its roots in the cuisines of Finland, Sweden,

6 healthy eating essentials to stock up on

We all know how to eat healthy — fruits, vegetables, protein — but actually doing it can feel overwhelming. To simplify things, it’s best to keep your kitchen stocked with a few essentials that you can reach for again and again. While this isn’t a complete list of every healthy food on the planet, it’s

Why diet soda is ruining your diet

Why diet soda is ruining your diet: ‘Harmless’ sweeteners derail your metabolism and wear down enzymes that protect you from diabetes Taxes are being placed on sugar-sweetened drinks, not diet ones  But new research by the University of Michigan shows that diet soda sweetened with aspartame could be just as diet-wrecking Artificial sweeteners are everywhere,

This is why allergy season can leave you feeling exhausted

At long last, spring is in the air, the sun is out, and the flowers are starting to bloom. After that seemingly never-ending winter, what could be better? Well, for the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, the aforementioned springtime air, flora and fauna aren’t quite as much of a delight. In addition

Looking for links between diet, gut microbes and cognitive decline

Are abnormal intestinal microorganisms a risk factor for developing cognitive impairment? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question with a new, National Institute on Aging-funded study that will explore how the intestinal microbiota—the bacteria in the intestine—influence the progression of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Health care

Knowledge is Power: How Fat Can Work For You

Dr. Sylvia Tara became fascinated with fat because she has always gained weight easier than everyone else. After trying several diets unsuccessfully, she wanted to understand more. Because she’s a biochemist by training, Dr. Tara had the tools to conduct her research. After several years, what she uncovered was so astounding that she decided to

Healthy diet, healthy eyes

(HealthDay)—Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the eye), leading to a decline in central vision. There is no cure for AMD, which affects about 10