If you’ve been feeling health-smug about sipping your moderate daily glass of red wine and letting that luxurious 85% dark chocolate melt on your tongue, this may be unwelcome reading.
In one of those scientific twists that leave us wondering what to believe about nutrition, a new study published in the May 12 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1582) showed that the antioxidant resveratrol—found in grapes, chocolate and red wine—was not associated with longevity or the incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammation.
Myriad studies have shown that skipping breakfast is one of the worst ways to try to lose weight or maintain optimal health. But it can be a real challenge to find healthy breakfast fare that doesn’t need to be cooked and can be transported as you and the kids rush out the door each morning.
Here are a few fast but healthy breakfast suggestions from the editors at Consumer Reports o...
In observance of National Better Breakfast Month, IDEA has put together a list of our best articles on how to build a better breakfast, the benefits of eating breakfast and some tasty morning meal recipes.
The majority of us probably don’t think of our food choices as a matter of urgency, but a growing number of public health experts, foodservice leaders, chefs, entrepreneurs, and both governmental and nongovernmental agencies believe we should.
newsletter_teaser: The majority of us probably don’t think of our food choices as a matter of urgency, but a growing number of public health experts, foodservice leaders, chefs, entrepreneurs, and both governmental and nongovernmental agencies believe we should.
Believers in the axiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” won’t be surprised to learn that apple cider vinegar has vast health benefits and about 101 different uses, including some unrelated to food.
Question: A friend of mine suggested I take an apple cider vinegar shot in the morning to increase my metabolism and decrease my appetite throughout the day. Is there any truth to that?
Answer: Health claims associated with apple cider vinegar range from suppressing appetite to lowering blood pressure to aiding in digestion. As for your friend’s claim— that a shot of apple cider vinegar reduces appetite—a study examining the effects of apple cider vinegar on postmeal blood glucose and satiety didn’t show an impact (Chezem et al. 2012).
August marks the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ first-ever Kids Eat Right Month. In order to support AND's focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families, IDEA has assembled a list of our most popular articles on kids’ nutrition. Learn how to get your children involved in their diets, how to help kids meet their nutrient requirements and how to build healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family.
Helping Kids Eat Healthfully
Sales of foods with “protein” on the label are skyrocketing, and new product launches of high-protein foods are soaring (Stagnito Media 2013). American shoppers want more protein in everything from cereals to snack foods, but in a society where protein intake is already adequate, are consumers getting too much of a good thing?
Nutrition and fitness professionals trumpeting the weight-loss and muscle-building benefits of dietary protein are instrumental in educating consumers hungry for information about the type, amount and timing needed for optimal health.