Is Seltzer Water Just as Healthy as Flat Water?

Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don’t overdo it, experts say.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fluorides, #teeth-and-dentistry, #water

I Love Eating Raw Onions. Turns Out Many Readers Do, Too.

I wrote an appreciation. Or maybe it was a confession. Either way, I was surprised by the outpouring of comments.

#diet-and-nutrition, #new-york-times, #onions

The New Science on How We Burn Calories

How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?

#age-chronological, #calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #research, #science-journal

Breaking Down the ‘Wellness-Industrial Complex,’ an Episode at a Time

The “Maintenance Phase” podcast interrogates the science behind health food trends, fad diets and popular nutritional advice.

#diet-and-nutrition, #gordon-aubrey-podcast-host, #hobbes-michael, #maintenance-phase-radio-program, #obesity, #podcasts, #weight

Plant-Based Foods Expand, With Consumers Hungry for More

A broad variety of options are now available in grocery aisles and on restaurant menus, and more companies are looking to get in on the action.

#beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #impossible-foods-inc, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #veganism, #vegetarianism

Can Magnesium Supplements Really Help You Sleep?

The evidence for their sleep-inducing benefits is thin, but experts say that in some cases there’s no harm in giving them a try.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #insomnia, #restless-leg-syndrome, #sleep

The Snake Oil Theory of the Modern Right

How the nutritional supplement business has helped foster extremism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-alex-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

5 Diet and Lifestyle Measures to Ward Off Heartburn

Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #heartburn, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

Fermented Foods: The Dos and Dont’s

Is all yogurt created equal? Does it matter if the kimchi is spicy? And what if my kombucha has sugar? Your questions answered.

#cider, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #microbiology, #probiotics, #sauerkraut, #sugar, #yogurt

How Fermented Foods May Alter Your Microbiome and Improve Your Health

Foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation.

#cell-journal, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #microbiology, #obesity, #weight

What We Think We Know About Metabolism May Be Wrong

A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.

#age-chronological, #calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #menopause, #research, #science-journal, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-selfcare

I Was Powerless Over Diet Coke

After almost 40 years as a diet-soda addict, my body suddenly started to reject my favorite feel-good companion.

#beverages, #caffeine, #diet-and-nutrition, #soft-drinks

Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Brain Health?

Flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion of advancing age.

#brain, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #neurology-journal, #research, #vegetables

Why Migraine Sufferers May Want to Eat More Fish

A diet high in omega-3s, the fats found in fish, and low in omega-6s, found in many vegetable oils, led to fewer headaches.

#bmj-journal, #diet-and-nutrition, #migraine-headaches, #oconnor-anahad, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #pain, #seafood

U.K. Food Review Calls for a Tax on Sugar and Salt

The tax on salt and sugar in processed and restaurant-made foods was among several measures proposed in a sweeping review into England’s food industry.

#agriculture-and-farming, #diet-and-nutrition, #england, #great-britain, #obesity, #salt, #sugar, #taxation

No Soil. No Growing Seasons. Just Add Water and Technology.

A new breed of hydroponic farm, huge and high-tech, is popping up in indoor spaces all over America, drawing celebrity investors and critics.

#agriculture-and-farming, #appharvest-inc, #barber-dan, #diet-and-nutrition, #organic-foods-and-products, #soil, #united-states

Are Smoothies Good For You? It Depends.

“Just because there’s a leafy green in it doesn’t make it low-calorie.”

#calories, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #sugar, #vegetables

Is Coffee Good for You?

Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity.

#caffeine, #coffee, #diet-and-nutrition, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-selfcare

We Could All Use a Health Coach

Health coaches can give patients the tools they need to improve their own care and well-being, but they aren’t widely available.

#chronic-condition-health, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #iora-health-llc

As Covid Lockdowns End, Diet and Wellness Profiteers Move In

Don’t let the weight-loss industry shame you into thinking “back to normal” means a return to intermittent fasting and appetite suppressant lollipops.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #weight, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Metabolic Health

Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diabetologia-journal, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #weight

Jane Brody and Anthony Fauci on Staying Fit and Focused at 80 and Beyond

The Times’s longtime Personal Health columnist and the nation’s most famous doctor met recently to talk about life as octogenarians and beyond. Listen to their conversation.

#age-chronological, #birthdays, #brody-jane-e, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #fauci-anthony-s, #medicine-and-health

What Is a Climatarian?

Never mind tracking steps. What about your carbon footprint?

#diet-and-nutrition, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

Is B.M.I. a Scam?

It can be a helpful health measure for large groups of people, but it won’t tell you much about yourself.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #weight

A Jane Brody Birthday Milestone: 80!

The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it.

#age-chronological, #birthdays, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #exercise

Diet Companies See Gains as Americans Try to Drop Pandemic Pounds

In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight.

#diet-and-nutrition, #food, #medifast-inc, #noom, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Are Plant Milks Good for You?

They can be, but in most cases, they should not be considered a nutritional substitute for dairy.

#dairy-products, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #health-foods, #labeling-and-labels-product, #milk, #sugar, #vitamins

How Food May Improve Your Mood

The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

Post-Covid, the Weight Loss Industry Wants You to Diet

Don’t worry about the “quarantine 15” or pay for expensive diet products. Take small steps and make healthier choices instead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Impacts Child’s Health, Study Says

Physical activity during pregnancy might have long-lasting benefits for a child’s health, new research suggests.

#diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #genetics-and-heredity, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #journal-of-applied-physiology, #mice, #obesity, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat

It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #factory-farming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #livestock-diseases, #meat, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vegetarianism

Action Bronson, Eater by Trade, Finds a New Craving: Fitness

The rapper, chef and TV host has shed 130 pounds during the pandemic, dieting and exercising with the same intensity he once brought to the table.

#_____-thats-delicious-tv-program, #action-bronson-1983, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #east-rutherford-nj, #exercise, #food, #weight

This Is Your Brain on Junk Food: In ‘Hooked,’ Michael Moss Explores Addiction

In “Hooked,” Michael Moss explores how no addictive drug can fire up the reward circuitry in our brains as rapidly as our favorite foods.

#addiction-psychology, #american-psychiatric-assn, #brain, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #moss-michael, #oconnor-anahad, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #sugar

Is Coffee Good for Us? Maybe Machine Learning Can Help Figure It Out.

The advice from research on coffee, and nutrition more generally, always seems to be changing. Processing vast amounts of data could help us pin it down.

#artificial-intelligence, #cancer, #coffee, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart

How Much Weight Did We Gain During Lockdowns? 2 Pounds a Month, Study Hints

Many Americans know they’ve put on weight during the pandemic, but it’s been difficult for experts to detail the scope of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #jama-network-open, #quarantines, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

A Changing Gut Microbiome May Predict How Well You Age

People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.

#bacteria, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #immune-system, #microbiology, #weight

The Freestyle Ski Star Eileen Gu Has a Warning About TikTok Diets

The skier, who is competing in the World Cup in Aspen, has some beauty and fitness tips, too.

#aspen-colo, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #diet-and-nutrition, #freestyle-skiing, #gu-eileen, #social-media, #x-games, #your-feed-selfcare

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Personal Health Wake-Up Call

Too many Americans fail to take measures to combat obesity, the second leading risk factor for death from Covid-19.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #obesity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

Drinking Alcohol and Cancer: Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

As pandemic disruptions lead many of us to drink more, experts underscore the link between alcohol and disease.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #diet-and-nutrition, #estrogen, #liver-cancer, #medicine-and-health, #obesity

How the Cookbooks of 2020 Tell the Stories of Our Pandemic Kitchens

From beans and baking projects to vegan and global recipes, the year’s best sellers show the ways home cooking changed, and what may lie ahead.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

A Farm-to-Table Reprieve From the Punishment of Prison Food

In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.

#agriculture-and-farming, #diet-and-nutrition, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #prisons-and-prisoners

Want to Be Mayor of New York? Better Know Your Wings and Dumplings

Food can be a unifying or divisive factor in New York City politics, with people taking sides on pizza slices, deli choices and utensil selection.

#adams-eric-l, #diet-and-nutrition, #elections-mayors, #food, #new-york-city, #stringer-scott-m

How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms

Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #families-and-family-life, #midwives-and-doulas, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

Exercise vs. Diet? What Children of the Amazon Can Teach Us About Weight Gain

What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.

#calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #indigenous-people, #obesity, #weight

How Meaningful Is Prediabetes for Older Adults?

A new study indicates that the condition might be less of a worry than once believed.

#american-diabetes-assn, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #prediabetes, #research, #selvin-elizabeth, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

How America’s Food System Could Change Under Biden

New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #kass-sam, #organic-foods-and-products, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

Colombians Ask: Who Would Dare Patent Panela?

Makers of Latin America’s favorite traditional sweetener say a sugar engineer wants exclusive control of their centuries-old product.

#california, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #inventions-and-patents, #latin-america, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #sugar, #your-feed-science

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets

A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vegetables

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests.

#diet-and-nutrition, #neurology-journal, #parkinsons-disease, #vitamins