Health Benefits of Beans

Bean soup on a plate

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 its entire pod edible. … 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 Make us Fat” and … 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 navigate the peer-reviewed … 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 a great way … Read more

Hot Dogs Take a Hit: Processed Meat & Cancer Risk

Hot Dogs Take a Hit: Processed Meat & Cancer Risk

In an article published in the journal The Lancet, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) deemed processed meat to be “carcinogenic to humans” based on sufficient evidence for colorectal cancer. The working group of 22 experts from 10 countries assessed more than 800 epidemiological studies exploring the link between diet and … 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 filled with apples. … 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, is in the … Read more

Can Whole Grain Intake Reduce Mortality Rate?

A variety of foods made from wheat

According to 2015 research, consuming a high amount of whole grain is linked to the lower risk of premature death since it lowers the causes of early death like type 2 diabetes (Mellitus), major chronic diseases, and cardiovascular disease. The study was based on two substantial cohort surveys, including 43,744 males from the Health Professional … 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 online journal Gut … 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 and mean this … Read more