As hunter-gatherers, we ate about 800 different plant species, plus wild animals and wild fish. Discover what’s happened to our bodies as we’ve gradually shifted to a diet that is predominantly carbohydrates.
When you’re focused on losing or maintaining weight, you get plenty of advice about carbs. Should you avoid carbohydrates at all costs, or just certain ones? Our dietitians explain.
Discover why carbohydrates are the single most important thing you can eat for health and weight loss. Unlike bread and pasta,”slow carbs” keep you full without spiking your blood sugar or insulin.
Interested in increased energy, better physical health and improved clarity of thought? Carbohydrates, and the way we metabolize them, will boost vitality and well-being — if they’re intact and not “stripped” of all their nutrients.
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Even when you think you’re eating healthy, you may want to think again… There are some foods pretending to be healthier than they really are. Or they may be healthy in themselves, but only if you don’t overdo them. These seven foods could be undermining your attempts to lose weight and eat healthy.
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. They’re found in almost all of the foods that we eat, but choosing the right ones can make or break a heart-healthy diet. Good carbs, bad carbs “Both good carbs and bad carbs turn into sugar, but their nutritional value and how fast they digest in the body … Read More
If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat. A recent study found that a low-carb diet is better for losing weight and reducing cardiovascular disease risk than a low-fat one. Researchers at Tulane University randomly assigned 148 men and women to follow either … Read More
Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, the onset of medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to the need to adjust our eating habits. As we age, health concerns may revolve around our memory, our safety and our ability to take care of ourselves. One easy way we can … Read More
Fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Many of us have fond memories of this home-cooked delicacy.
When a child with epilepsy hasn’t responded to two anti-seizure medications and isn’t a candidate for epilepsy surgery, there’s a third option to consider — a ketogenic diet. What is this diet? Think high-fat, low-carb. “It’s based on a ratio of fat to carbohydrates and proteins,” says board-certified epileptologist Ahsan Moosa Naduvil Valappil, MD. “A … Read More