Category Archives: Eat Better

Ultra-processed Foods Predict Increased Mortality

Want to live longer? Minimize eating ultra-processed foods A recent study showed that ultra-processed foods (UPFs) account for 58 percent of calories and 90 percent of added sugar consumed by Americans. Research links high consumption of ultra-processed foods elevated risk of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension. A recent report…

More Fiber, More Benefits

People typically respond to calls to eat more fiber the way they respond to calls to exercise more: Yawn! But don't be short-sighted. Eating more fiber predicts a host of impressive benefits. The average American eats about 15 grams of fiber per day. That’s about half of the recommended minimum amount of about 30 grams…

Do Seniors Need More Protein to Avoid Sarcopenia?

The participants ate one of two meal types. (1) 90 grams of high-quality protein per day for seven days in equal amounts at daily meals (about 30 grams each). (2) 90 grams of high-quality protein per day for seven days with most of the protein at dinner (63 grams), 11 grams at breakfast, and 16 grams at lunch. Over a 24-hour period, participants who ate equal amounts of protein at each meal synthesized about 30 percent more muscle protein compared participants who ate most of their protein at dinner. Thus, some researchers now recommend eating 25 – 30 grams of protein at each daily meal to promote maximum muscle protein synthesis.