Fast Food Still Too High in Salt, Fat and Calories

Are you planning to reduce or eliminate fast food from your diet this year? You probably should. Despite the epidemic of obesity in the U.S., there’s been little change in portion sizes and meal formulation between 1996 and 2013. An analysis of calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans fat content of popular menu items served […]

Red meat consumption may increase risk of diabetes

This one is for all of the carnivores out there: Eating even a half-serving more of  red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine. While […]

Red meat consumption may increase risk of diabetes

This one is for all of the carnivores out there: Eating even a half-serving more of  red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine. While […]

Eating Right to Fight Cancer

It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that keeps you healthy, say researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using the right combination of unrefined carbs and protein (100-200 calories) and snacking every few hours, keeps blood sugar levels steadier, and your body healthier.  “Eating a healthy meal or snack […]

Calcium Supplements May be Bad for Your Heart. Or not.

Calcium supplements may lead to increased risk of heart attacks. So eat more broccoli instead.