After 20 years, nutrition labels are going to be updated. Are the changes for the better? Find out what the proposed changes are and what you can expect in the future when you read a label on a food or beverage.
Sushi has a reputation as the ultimate in light, health-conscious food. In reality, though, how healthy sushi is depends on the specific sushi recipe – some rolls can contain as much as 1000 calories. If you don’t want your sushi to ruin your diet, you need to keep a few basic rules in mind.
How much of your daily protein comes from plant-based sources? A new study highlights the importance of diversifying the types of protein you get in your diet. Find out more about plant-based sources of protein – why they’re important and how to enjoy them.
Of course you need a certain amount of fat in your diet but the type you get matters too. A new study shows the type of dietary fat you consume may influence your body composition as well as your health. Find out what type of fats you need more of and the kind you should limit.
Most people eat their food in a rush. As a result, they spend limited time chewing. Why is this bad? Research shows a link between how we chew and how much we eat at a meal. Plus, eating fast without thoroughly chewing can lead to other problems as well. Find out why how you chew influences nutrient absorption and food intake and how chewing longer can work in your favor.
Do you “cheat” on your clean eating plan with a cheat meal or a cheat day on a regular basis? Is this a good practice or does it hinder weight loss? This article discusses how refeeding affects an important hormone that controls your appetite and metabolism.
You might think how a food tastes drive you to eat, but research shows smell plays an important role too. Do people who are overweight perceive smells differently than thin people? This article discusses the role smell plays in the drive to eat. It also focuses on research suggesting some people may be more “aroma sensitive” and overeat as a result.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to create an energy deficit. One way to do that is to reduce the number of calories you take in each day or increase the number you burn off. Unfortunately, lowering your calorie intake consistently usually leads to a weight loss plateau. In response to this, some people turn to calorie cycling. What is calorie cycling and can it help you lose weight?
Have you gone gluten-free because you think you’re gluten sensitive? It may not be the gluten after all. You may actually be sensitive to other compounds in gluten-containing foods called FODMAPs. Find out what FODMAPs are and how they cause problems.
Do you take vitamin supplements, thinking it might help you achieve your health and fitness goals? It might be time to rethink this practice. A new study shows some vitamins and supplements may actually interfere with the health benefits of exercise. Find out more.