Our food choices are driven by our “Homer Simpson Brain System” – named after the cartoon character famed for making impulsive decisions.
Only 10% of corn masa flour and no soft corn tortillas–staples in the Hispanic diet– contained folic acid, which can help prevent devastating birth defects.
One grande pumpkin spice latte from a certain famous coffee chain has 50 grams, or 12 teaspoons, of sugar.
Two ‘contradictory’ studies had strikingly similar results: Getting around half of your energy from carbs is associated with the lowest risk of dying early.
Adult obesity prevalence is at or above 35% in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
Young women will gain one to five kilograms of body fat during young adulthood, while males will gain 1.5 to 10 kilograms on average.
The idea behind “food is medicine” is that if chronically ill people eat a nutritious diet, they’ll need fewer medications, ER visits and hospital readmissions.
We have created another pseudo-disease that is encouraged by vitamin companies, patient groups, food manufacturers, public health departments and charities.
There is strong evidence to support the health benefits of time-restricted eating (TRE) in animals, and recent small studies suggest possible benefits for humans, too.
At issue is a chemical called acrylamide, a byproduct of coffee roasting also present in many other foods that are roasted, fried or baked.