Maybe Hans Christian Andersen was onto something when he put a lowly pea at the center of his fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea.” The food industry seems to be obsessed with peas, or at least their protein, which is being used in everything from veggie burgers, energy bars, and popcorn to yogurt and ice cream. But does having pea protein as an ingredient mean a food product is otherwise healthful or even high in protein?
Dairy foods, including full-fat types, are not associated with increased body fat or other metabolic risk factors, according to a 2017 study in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, which included more than 1,000 healthy adults in Ireland.
Gluten has gotten a bad rap in recent years. But in the absence of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, there is no evidence that avoiding gluten will benefit your health, and it may even cause harm.
To increase the likelihood of successful long-term weight loss, this twist on a calorie-restricted diet may be worth trying: Alternate two weeks on the diet with two weeks off.
These six tips can help you make between-meal snacking a sensible part of your weight management efforts.
The claim that B vitamins are the solution for low energy remains popular—but is just as misleading today as it has always been.
Whether you've just decided to lose weight or your resolve to lose those extra pounds is flagging, here are 3 weight-loss strategies that just might help you achieve your goal.
A growing body of evidence suggests that moderate coffee intake is not associated with adverse health effects in adults and can be incorporated into a healthy diet. But if you're watching your weight, don't overlook the calories from milk, cream, and sweeteners that you may add to your coffee.
Trying to get more whole grains into your diet but don't like the taste or texture of 100% whole-grain foods? The new "50%+ Stamp" from the nonprofit Whole Grains Council (WGC), which launched in the spring of 2017, can help steer you to something in between that might better suit your taste buds.
Sweet treats are ubiquitous this time of year, but the latest recommendations indicate that you should keep tabs on your sugar intake all year long.
Everything "in moderation" is considered sound and practical advice for a healthy life, especially when it comes to diet and weight management. And it is especially good advice to keep in mind during the holidays. But ask three people to specify what a "moderate" amount of a food—say, cookies, pasta, or cheese—is, and you're likely to get three different answers.
The buzz is so strong that in many people's minds protein has become synonymous with the term "healthy," and Weight Watchers has incorporated protein into its SmartPoints program. But dietary surveys show that more than half of Americans actually get more protein than the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends.
The United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. We're also experiencing what some call a "sleep deprivation epidemic." Research has shown that people who rarely get enough sleep are more likely to add on extra pounds than those who are well rested. Here's a look at the connection.