Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’
Seven Hours Minimum
We all know that sleep is important for our overall health. That’s no surprise. But, a new study has found that sleeping less than seven hours a night may lead to weight gain. In the study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers reported that nearly 20,000 American adults showed…Read More
Eat Your Fungus!
Why did the mushroom get invited to so many parties? Because he’s such a fun guy! *ahem* Do you like mushrooms? You may want to get to know them better after reading this. A study published in Food Science & Nutrition found that adding just a half-cup of mushrooms to your diet can significantly increase…Read More
Has 2020 been driving you nuts? That may not be a bad thing. In fact, there’s good news. Nuts are good for us. Not only are they a tasty and delicious snack, but they are healthy as well. Making raw mixed nuts such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, and hazelnuts a part of your…Read More
Experts say that three or more servings per day of “ultra-processed food” – mass-manufactured foods containing oils, sugars, fats, starch, and little nutrients – may double the odds of changes in chromosomes linked to aging. Scientists at the European and International Conference on Obesity reported their findings at an online medical conference at the beginning…Read More
Antioxidants are a big deal because they fight free radicals. Free radicals are electrons that have broken off from an atom. They break down cells over time. They’re pesky and have been linked to an array of health conditions ranging from hair loss to diabetes to cancer. Antioxidants = GOOD. Free radicals = BAD. A…Read More
Remember the blog we did last year about coffee saving lives? Well, now, a new study has found that drinking tea — sans the milk and sugar, of course — will help you live longer and healthier as well. A study published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that people who drink…Read More
Who doesn’t love settling in on a cozy night watching movies and eating popcorn? After a long day or week, it’s tempting to throw some popcorn in the microwave and sit down to watch your favorite movie and forget all your cares for a little while. We don’t mean to throw a wrench into it,…Read More
This is not going to surprise you. It’s also not going to be good news. At least, not to those who are addicted to sugar. And, let’s face it, most of America is addicted. In fact, sugar is America’s #1 drug of choice, with Americans consuming, on average, about 20 teaspoons, or 80 grams, of…Read More
As if eating well wasn’t hard enough, it turns out that what you think you’re eating may not actually be what you’re eating! We’re not talking about hotdogs here, but everything from honey and olive oil to $350 Kobe steaks. Author and food writer Larry Olmsted has written extensively about the problem, ultimately leading him…Read More
Eat Nuts Every Day!
It’s always fun to see research confirm what we already new to be true! New studies out are showing that eating just a handful of nuts three times a week lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome in teens. About 12% of US teens are feeling the effects of metabolic syndrome (which leads to early heart disease…Read More