Nutrition Archive


Saturated fat and low-carb diets: Still more to learn?

Low-carbohydrate diets have been popular for many years, but due to the high amounts of saturated fat, doctors and nutritionists worry about possible increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A study comparing three diets found that eating a high-fat diet did not necessarily raise heart risk, but the types and quantities of food make a difference.

Naps: Make the most of them and know when to stop them

As babies become toddlers, when they need to nap and for how long evolves, so parents and caregivers need to know how to handle the changes, as well as how to know when naps are no longer needed.

Less heart disease in people with a dairy-rich diet?

People who eat more dairy fat—which is plentiful in whole milk, yogurt, and cheese—may be less likely to develop heart disease than people who eat smaller amounts of dairy.

Harvard study: Healthy diet associated with lower COVID-19 risk and severity

A study published online Sept. 6, 2021, by the journal Gut suggests that people who eat the most fruits, vegetables, and legumes have a lower risk of getting COVID and its complications, compared with people who eat the least.

Smarter food shopping

Nutrition does not have to be expensive. Some of the healthiest foods at grocery stores also are some of the least costly. By following some basic shopping strategies and knowing how to properly prepare and store produce, people can keep their refrigerator and pantry stocked with nutritious and inexpensive foods that support their health and their budget.

Anti-inflammatory food superstars for every season

Inflammation is part of the body's healing process, but chronic inflammation can contribute to a range of health issues. In every season, regularly eating a variety of anti-inflammatory foods can benefit your health.

Walnuts: A worthy addition to your daily diet?

Research has found that people who eat nuts regularly are less likely to have heart disease. While all varieties of nuts are full of important nutrients, a two-year randomized trial shows a daily dose of walnuts lowered levels of harmful blood lipids that affect cardiovascular health –– and without adding extra pounds.

What are postbiotics?

Postbiotics are created by digestion. Like probiotics and prebiotics, they may contribute to gut health and overall health.

Is extra-virgin olive oil extra healthy?

Studies have shown a link between lower risks of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and even dementia in people who consume higher amounts of olive oil. However, no definitive studies show extra-virgin olive oil has greater benefits than regular olive oil.

Nationwide sugar reductions projected to save health and lives

A study published Aug. 27, 2021, in Circulation suggests that reducing sugar from packaged foods and sweetened drinks would prevent about 2.5 million heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrests, and prevent half a million cardiovascular deaths.

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