Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN
Posts by Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN
Coconut oil has been championed as having many benefits to health, but evidence to support these assertions remains sparse. However, there is far more evidence to support the benefits of olive oil, even in the context of typical American diets.
Many people wonder if sugar substitutes are worth choosing, or are even safe. There may have a slight benefit for some, but there is also the potential for increased risk of diabetes.
The amount of protein you need depends on your age, health, and the intensity of your fitness routine. For most people it’s relatively easy to get the recommended amount from food, but there are situations when someone might want to consider a protein powder supplement.
Recently, Annals of Internal Medicine published guidelines for consumption of red meat and processed meats that are at odds with established evidence of the increased risk of early death, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. So, how much red meat should we be eating?
For years, the conventional wisdom about dairy is that we should be eating less of it, and when we do have any it should be low-fat or fat-free. But more recent research suggests that some full-fat dairy in our diets could in fact be beneficial, though the type of dairy still matters.
Plant-based burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger promote themselves as better for the planet and as healthier alternatives to meat, and they contain ample protein and other important nutrients, but that’s not the whole story.
Another study is questioning the healthfulness of eggs, but whether or not you should eat fewer eggs depends on your overall diet and your risk of cardiovascular disease.