It’s rewarding to see that some people are searching reliable sources of nutrition information rather than blindly following the fads and opinions littering the online world. The American Society for Nutrition, which publishes four peer-reviewed journals, released a list of ASN articles that received significant press coverage and sharing on social media (some had well over 1,000 tweets).
The growing popularity of soy products in U.S. and European diets has raised considerable controversy. While the soy-rich diets of Asia generate documented health benefits, questions persist about the safety of soy in some products.
What do residents of the United States have in abundance? In supermarkets and food outlets, Americans have easy access to ultraprocessed foods prepared using industrial techniques; for example, soft drinks and candies, powdered instant soups or noodles, various “nuggets” and pre-prepared meat, and pizza dishes.
Mobile phones are a cozy home for apps with a range of functions, from calling for a ride to recording diet and exercise histories.
People who are fond of adding hot chili peppers to their stews and sauces may be adding to their heart health. Among 22,811 women and men living in southern Italy, 24.3% regularly ate chili peppers four or more times a week. These peppers are part of the Mediterranean diet.
Need a quick-and-easy recipe to add to your COVID-19 shelter-at-home cooking repertoire? Try this take on greens and beans. You likely have everything you need in your pantry and may only need to source a dark leafy green for the fresh part.
Tell someone you’re a health, nutrition or fitness professional and the questions begin. As a RD I’ve been asked to calculate nutrient needs by complete strangers, am constantly peppered with diet du jour questions, and cannot get through the week without being asked about breakfast. Is it necessary? What should it include? or not? And, my favorite, “would it be better to skip breakfast or eat a donut if that’s the only option?” I’m all for everything in moderation but seriously?!? I’m not even going to answer that one.
Which came first? High carb diets or expanding waistlines? Since the birth of the recommendation to reduce fat and increase carbohydrate in the American diet, the incidence of obesity has increased. While much of this uptick in weight is linked to increased portions and total caloric intake, recent survey data suggests that individuals view carbs as the culprit with over a third of individuals voicing their belief that they should be eating fewer carbs.
Today, some consumers are still under the misperception that plant-based diets fall short when it comes to getting adequate nutrients like protein (IFIC 2019). However, scientific research continues to support consumption of more plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts (like walnuts), seeds and beans, as part of a healthy eating plan that offers a spectrum of potential health benefits.
According to a study in Endocrinology, soybean oil may cause genetic changes that lead to neurological conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and depression. Researchers compared mice that were fed three different diets high in fat: soybean oil, soybean oil modified to be low in linoleic acid, and coconut oil. Results showed that a…
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