Enjoy holiday treats with moderation in mind

I had the opportunity to take part in a holiday tradition in another state. All the downtown stores with many locally made products stayed open late. They had special sales to launch the holiday season. I was looking forward to the evening. The stores offered treats including cookies, candy, cocoa and apple cider. As fate … Read more

5 easy ways to increase your protein intake, according to experts

If you’re a regular at the gym, you have probably heard your fitness trainer harp about increasing your protein intake for better workout performance and recovery. A crucial component of a healthy diet, protein is particularly important for people who exercise often. “It is needed to build and repair muscles and bones, while also creating … Read more

Find Out From An Expert, How Nutrition Requirements Change With Professions

There is a growing movement to encourage healthier eating habits in the workplace. Although many studies have looked at dietary patterns within specific professions, there is still some ambiguity regarding differences between them. According to research and studies, our nutritional requirements vary depending on the profession we choose. With minor modifications to the basic “food … Read more

Plant-based foods vs. animal-based foods

An editorial published in The American Journal of Cardiology describes how wrong food choices can impact health at individual and population levels. Also discussed in the editorial are the ethical implications of eating animal-based foods and measures to promote healthier diets. Editorial: Are We What We Eat? The Moral Imperative of the Medical Profession to … Read more

Comparing Mediterranean diet versus low-fat diet for metabolic syndrome

In a recent study published in Human Nutrition & Metabolismresearchers assess the impact of the Mediterranean diet compared to a low-fat diet (LF-Diet) on metabolic syndromes (MetS) outcomes. Study: Effects of the Mediterranean diet versus low-fat diet on metabolic syndrome outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Image Credit: Antonina Vlasova / … Read more

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

Related video above: Dietician gives advice on making healthier food choicesHere’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? A decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a dinner plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. … Read more

Top food components for growing kids: Nutrients that must be in a child’s plate | Health

The principle of nutrition applies to both children and adults but children, unlike adults, require varying amounts of particular nutrients at different ages where the ideal feeding schedule for a child’s growth and development takes into account the child’s age, level of activity and other factors. A balanced diet helps your child maintain their energy … Read more

Top food components for growing kids: Nutrients that must be in a child’s plate | Health

The principle of nutrition applies to both children and adults but children, unlike adults, require varying amounts of particular nutrients at different ages where the ideal feeding schedule for a child’s growth and development takes into account the child’s age, level of activity and other factors. A balanced diet helps your child maintain their energy … Read more

What ‘eat a rainbow’ of fruits and vegetables means for our body

Nutritionists will tell you to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. This isn’t just because it looks nice on the plate. Each color signifies different nutrients our body needs. The nutrients found in plant foods are broadly referred to as phytonutrients. There are at least 5,000 known phytonutrients, and probably many more. So what … Read more

Plant-based drinks ‘not real alternatives’ to dairy milk – study

The study, carried out by Swiss scholars and nutrition experts, analyzed the nutrient profile of 27 samples of plant-based beverages and two of cow’s milk were compared. The plant drinks, 13 of which were fortified, were collected from two major supermarkets in Bern and included soy, almond, cashew, coconut, hemp, oat, rice and pelt. To … Read more