Nutrition and Weight Control

Variety vs. Quality: Updated Advice on Optimal Eating

"Eat a varied diet" has long been a bedrock of mainstream dietary advice, here and around the world. But encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may backfire and lead to consumption of more food, especially unhealthy items, and to weight gain, according to a recent advisory from the American Heart Association(AHA).

A Hidden Benefit of Dieting?

Dieting during the holiday season can be tough going, with extra calories seeming to lurk around every corner. If you need some inspiration to stick with it, keep in mind that your efforts might not be a benefit only to you.

Buttermilk: Healthier Than It Sounds

Buttermilk's name is deceptive since it contains no butter and is typically low in fat. Preliminary research suggests that the drink may have modest heart benefits. What's more, some buttermilk may be better tolerated than regular milk by people who are lactose-intolerant.

6 Tips to Help You Snack Sensibly

Between meal snacking doesn't have to be a hindrance to your weight management efforts. It's what you snack on and how much of it you consume that counts. These 6 tips can help you avoid self-sabotage.

Peas: The New ‘It’ Food

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…

Can Eating Dairy Foods Help You Lose Weight?

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.

Should You Be Eating Gluten-Free Foods?

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.

The Fortnight Diet: A Boon to Long-Term Weight Loss?

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.

Six Tips to Help You Snack without Gaining Weight

These six tips can help you make between-meal snacking a sensible part of your weight management efforts.

Do B Vitamins Boost Energy?

The claim that B vitamins are the solution for low energy remains popular-but is just as misleading today as it has always been.