Yes, but … We have a long, long way to go Two recent studies suggest that we Americans eat better today than we did 20 years ago. Researchers at Harvard used data from a nationally representative sample of 43,996 American adult participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2016. The…more
Low Fat? Low Carb?
Maybe it doesn’t matter that much What about eating better? Chris Gardner’s article reporting the results of the DIETFIT randomized, clinical trial made a big splash in the news media in 2018. The trial tested whether a healthy low-fat or a healthy low-carb diet would promote greater weight loss. And the answer: A tie. Low-fat…more
Eat Your Way to Better Health
Eat Your Way to Better Health. Where do you start to improve your health through eating better? I recommend from Jonny Bowden's book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. In this up-to-date and engaging book, Bowden identifies a subset of the 150 healthiest foods as all-star foods.more
Red Meat – Is it Really Bad for You?
For more than 50 years, researchers and governmental officials have told us that red meat is bad for our health. Three major reasons are that red meat contains cholesterol and saturated fat, plus grilling red can produce chemicals that cause cancer. The LDL fraction of cholesterol and saturated fat have both been linked to increased…more