Nutrition News: Healthy Kidneys
If you want to help your kidneys, add more seafood to your diet.
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood were associated with a moderately lower risk of chronic kidney disease and a slower decline in kidney function, according to a study published in the journal, The BMJ. But interestingly, associations weren't found with higher ...Read more
Nutrition News: The Case for Carbohydrates
A new study finds that we really do need carbohydrates. For years, carbs have taken a bad rap as the popularity of Atkins and keto diets soared. The truth is carbs aren't bad: Complex carbs -- carbs with fiber -- are very much needed in a healthy diet pattern.
The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, looked...Read more
Nutrition News: Whole Grains for Your Health
Want a healthier diet? Add some whole grains. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making half your grains whole grains versus refined grains. A grain product is any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, farro, quinoa or other cereal grains. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas and grits are among the many ...Read more
Nutrition News: Life's Simple 7
Here's another reason to consider some healthy changes to your diet. A recent study found that improvements not only help your heart, but also lower your risk for cancer. The study, an analysis of the long-term French GAZEL study, followed people in midlife for nearly 25 years. It was published in JACC: CardioOncology.
In the study, researchers...Read more
Nutrition News: Coffee and Heart Health
Go ahead and grab that cup of coffee or two: it's good for lowering your blood pressure.
In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that drinking two to three cups of coffee every day helped maintain low blood pressure.
The study found regular coffee drinkers had significantly lower blood pressure, both on ...Read more
Nutrition News: Heart Healthy February
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects many. It's a risk factor, along with high cholesterol and smoking, that can lead to heart disease. About half of all Americans have at least one of the three risk factors.
High blood pressure is a medical condition that happens when the pressure of the blood in your arteries and other blood vessels ...Read more
Nutrition News: Sugar in Fruit
Most of us have heard that if we're diabetic or watching our sugar, we should avoid fruit. But the truth is, sugar from fruit (and milk) is natural sugar.
It's true sugar by itself is not nutritious, adding empty calories to a lot of items like cookies, cake, candy, ice cream, breakfast cereals, pastries, coffee drinks and sports drinks. And ...Read more
Nutrition News: Keto? No!
A recent comprehensive analysis of the keto diet in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition finds it may not live up to all its popularity. The review found that keto diets place certain groups, such as pregnant women and people with kidney disease, at risk of adverse health effects.
The review, "Ketogenic Diets and Chronic Disease: Weighing the ...Read more
Nutrition News: Taming a Sweet Tooth
Most of us know we probably need to cut back on the added sugars we consume, but how do you do that when you have a craving for something sweet?
These days, the average American eats an estimated 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day. A study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health states that added sugar ...Read more
Nutrition News: Protein and Working Out
If your New Year's goal is to get into the habit of working out, you might be wondering if you need to eat more protein.
The best answer is perhaps not eating more protein, but spreading the protein you do eat throughout the day. Timing matters.
But first, how much protein do we need? The Dietary Guidelines recommend 0.8 grams per ...Read more
Nutrition News: Add a Healthy Habit
Welcome to 2023. Like millions of others, you may be embarking on a resolution for the New Year, perhaps with a goal of better health, finances or relationships. Good luck -- it won't be easy. As Maria Konnikova wrote in 2013 in the New Yorker magazine, academic studies confirm that New Year's resolutions are hard to maintain, with many of us ...Read more
Nutrition News: Health in the New Year
'Tis the season when we all think about resolutions for the new year. The top ones include losing weight and exercising more. But after a few weeks, it seems we lose the drive to keep those new goals.
The key is to focus on a few goals at a time, taking small steps. Instead of a New Year's goal, set an every-Monday goal.
Here are a few other ...Read more
Nutrition News: Good Gut Health
It's likely gut health will be a big trend for research and products in the New Year. A healthy gut can help reduce your risk of diseases, like colon polyps, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
We know our diet affects our gut health -- both the foods we eat and the foods we avoid.
Probiotics are used by many to add healthy bacteria ...Read more