Health Benefits of Beans

Variety of beans and legumes

Beans come from the Fabaceae family, known as the pea, legume, or bean family. Beans either grow in pods or capsules that develop from flowers. Some legumes include peanuts, peas, and lentils, which can be bought dry, canned, or frozen. For some beans, only the seeds are edible, while some have their … Read more

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

This weekend the New York Times attacked the topic of “Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet”. The article, written by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt led with, “The problem isn’t willpower. It’s neuroscience. You can’t – and shouldn’t – fight back.” Dr. Aamodt is the author of the forthcoming book “Why Diets … Read more

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Check out the daily videos published by Michael Greger, MD of nutritionfacts.org. Dr. Greger’s entertaining video snippets do an outstanding job of summarizing the vast amount of published nutrition research, delving into what the studies really say (and don’t say) – and saving you a boatload of time by not having to … Read more

How to Celebrate National Health Lunch Day

A healthy piece of salad on a cooking board

National healthy lunch day is celebrated almost across the world. It is held every year to encourage people to develop healthy lunch habits. The reason being, that lunch happens to be an important meal of the day. It should consist of healthy meals rather than calorie and sugar-filled items. Furthermore, this is … Read more

Hot Dogs Take a Hit: Processed Meat & Cancer Risk

Two sausages on a charcoal grill 

Processed meat is considered any meat that has been modified to improve the flavor and to extend its shelf life. Meat processing methods include fermentation, curing, salting, the addition of chemical preservatives, and smoking. Usually, processed meat is composed of beef or pork but it can be made of poultry too. Although … Read more

Is An Apple A Day Good for Your Health?

a person holding an apple in hand

Among the various sayings that urge healthy eating, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” is probably the most famous one. It has been passed on from one generation to another and has been one of the main reasons why most of us can find the fruit baskets at our homes … Read more

Grain Bashing Takes a Back Seat

Grain Bashing Takes a Back Seat

“Carbs are destroying your brain,” crows the Grain Brain diet book. While “Wheat is why you’re sick,” screams the Wheat Belly diet book. Despite a recent spate of grain bashing, new research indicates that eating grains has a more positive health impact than refraining from them. The Grain Foods Foundation (who, granted, … Read more

Can Whole Grain Intake Reduce Mortality Rate?

Oat flakes, seeds and bran

According to 2015 research, consuming a high amount of whole grain is linked to a lower risk of premature death. This is because whole grain lowers the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes (Mellitus), major chronic diseases, and cardiovascular disease. This in turn reduces the number of people who pass away … Read more

Fiber Food Additive to Fight Appetite

Fiber Food Additive to Fight Appetite

Every fiber fan knows that fiber makes you feel full. But there comes a point when you can only rationalize so much roughage! Well – lucky for you, scientists in the United Kingdom have isolated a food additive that promotes satiety, and its name is proponiate. A small study published in the … Read more

Dorm Room Diet Done Right

Dorm Room Diet Done Right

Colleges and universities are back in session, and that means students are busy stocking their dorm room refrigerators. As students are gearing up for a new school year – many have questions about how to eat healthy on campus without gaining the dreaded “Freshman 15”. Here are some tips for staying lean … Read more

Forging Ahead on the Problem with Probiotics

If you have a gut problem, then you’ve probably heard these 2 pieces of dietary advice: eat more fiber and try probiotics. But GI disorders are highly personalized and vary from person-to-person, so what works for one doesn’t always work for another. This is certainly the case with probiotics – where ingesting … Read more

Poop Samples Prove Neanderthals were Fiber Fans

an illustration of Neanderthals

The view that the meat-loving Neanderthals consumed vegetables has been revealed by the investigation of the oldest reported traces of human feces. Some 50,000 years old human fecal fossils propose that the Neanderthals had a balanced diet, including plenty of vegetables and meat. Around 30,000 years ago, Neanderthals, ancient human cousins, disappeared … Read more

Fiber Helps You Live Longer

brown rice, quinoa, and freekeh in containers

Fibers are edible carbohydrates that remain undigested in the human body, i.e., they cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes. Dietary fiber or roughage is plant-derived, such as cereals, nuts, lentils, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Fibers are divided into three types, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, and resistant starch. It is important to … Read more

The Skinny on the Diet Soda Study

The Skinny on the Diet Soda Study

A new study published this week in the journal Obesity got a lot of press this week for linking diet soda to weight loss. But what’s the real story on diet soda? Does it cause more weight loss than drinking water will? First, about the study: it was funded by the American Beverage Association, a … Read more

Peanuts: A Food to Take to Heart

roasted peanuts

A Harvard study found that people who ate a handful of nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than those who did not eat nuts. Most people think that peanuts belong to the nut family, but in actual it belongs to the legume family. Since peanuts are grown underground, they are considered as ground-nuts. … Read more

How to Eat Like Gold Medal Olympic Athletes

healthy muesli breakfast having a variety of healthy foods

It takes years for the Olympic athletes to adjust and perfect their diet. To compete professionally, we can learn about the nutrition tips from the world-class athletes that inspired them to the gold medal. Athletes approximately consumed a combined total of 330 tons of fruits and vegetables and 19 tons of eggs … Read more