background preloader

Nutrition

Facebook Twitter

Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong. There was a time, in the distant past, when studying nutrition was a relatively simple science.

Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong

In 1747, a Scottish doctor named James Lind wanted to figure out why so many sailors got scurvy, a disease that leaves sufferers exhausted and anemic, with bloody gums and missing teeth. So Lind took 12 scurvy patients and ran the first modern clinical trial. The sailors were divided into six groups, each given a different treatment. Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong. Maps of the most Googled diet by city show a fascinating trend. If you were thinking about starting a gluten-free food blog, now would be the time, because gluten-free Google searches have never been higher.

Maps of the most Googled diet by city show a fascinating trend

Vox recently shared 10 maps of the United States showing the most searched diet in each city over 10 years, and I think it's safe to say gluten-free eaters have slowly taken over the country. Diary of a Food Tracker. The Family Food Blog. All foods contain Calories, but candy and sweets can add up quickly in small amounts.

The Family Food Blog

Don’t get us wrong, as healthy as it would be, we don’t foresee everyone exclusively sticking to fruits and vegetables on Halloween, but keep these numbers in mind as you indulge on your favorite candies. To put things in perspective, 1 full cup of raw broccoli contains only 30 Calories and 1 Cup of sliced apple is less than 60 Calories. Nutrition 101: Protein [INFOGRAPHIC] Health. Food and Health. FDA to Make Food Industry Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats. (Newser) – The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health.

FDA to Make Food Industry Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

The FDA said today it will require food companies to phase out the use of artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference, but the administration says the move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year. FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats. Microwave popcorn containing trans fats from November 2013.

FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats

The Grocery Manufacturers Association says the industry has lowered the amount of trans fat added to food products by more than 86 percent. But trans fats can still be found in some processed food items. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov Microwave popcorn containing trans fats from November 2013.

Specific Diets

Brown University Health Education. What is caffeine?

Brown University Health Education

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It's one of the most popular drugs in the world, consumed by up to 90% of people in the world in one form or another, but mostly in beverages. It is a naturally occurring substance found in plants like cocoa beans, tea leaves, and kola nuts. What are the effects of caffeine? Caffeine's strongest effects are felt for about an hour after taking it, but some effects last 4 to 6 hours. Brown University Health Education. Healthy Eating: Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet and Sticking to it. “We look like our livestock now”: The author of “The Dorito Effect” on the chemically-enhanced junk food we can’t put down. Best Weight-Loss Diets. The best diet for losing weight is Weight Watchers, according to the experts who rated the diets below for U.S.

Best Weight-Loss Diets

News. HMR Diet, Biggest Loser and Jenny Craig came in close behind. Other diets performed as well or better in enabling fast weight loss, but long-term weight loss is more important for your health. Weight Watchers Weight Watchers recipes | Weight Watchers reviews This popular points-counting diet helps dieters drop pounds and keep them off. How the Weight Watchers Diet works HMR Diet. The 5 Best and Worst Picks in the Vending Machine. Nutrition 101: Carbohydrates [INFOGRAPHIC] How the KIND Bar Label Controversy Benefits Consumers.

Would You Eat That? The Game of Naming What's in What You Eat Getting the most out of what you eat takes knowing what's in your food.

Would You Eat That?

While packaged and prepared food can save time, it takes a lot of chemistry to keep those items edible on the long trip from the factory to your face. Do you know what is actually in some of your favorite food? Play "Would You Eat That? " Ask the Dietitian: Is a Calorie a Calorie? Nutrition 101: Protein [INFOGRAPHIC] Eat. The MyFitnessPal Blog. Examples of the 5 Food Groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies the five food groups as protein foods, grains, dairy, fruits and vegetables.

Examples of the 5 Food Groups

Protein foods include meat, fish, nuts and poultry. The recommended food groups provide the nutrients and energy necessary for appropriate growth and development. Protein foods include beef, veal, pork and reduced-fat deli meats. Turkey, chicken, salmon, tuna, oysters and lobsters are included as well. Eggs, beans, nuts and seeds are also part of this group. Half the grains you eat should be whole grains, such as oatmeal, brown rice, popcorn, whole-wheat bread and wild rice. Fruits and vegetables can be fresh, canned or frozen. Our food. Your questions. What are McDonald's Chicken McNuggets made of?