FDA Proposes New Rules for Packaged Foods to Qualify as ‘Healthy’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules for labeling packaged foods as “healthy,” as it seeks to help people make informed nutritional choices which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases. The proposed changes to food labeling come on the day of the first White House summit on hunger, … Read more

The Worst Carbs No One Should Be Eating Anymore Because They Lead To Inflammation And Weight Gain

When you eat the right kind in moderation, carbs can be a great source of fiber and other nutrients that will help you crush your weight loss goals. However, it’s no secret that many carb-filled foods out there can cause serious damage to your overall health. Refined carbs, which are found in highly processed foods, … Read more

11 Vitamin K Foods to Keep Bones Strong and Healthy

Everyone knows that a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals is key to a healthy lifestyle. But you seem to hear about some vitamins more than others—like how vitamin C can boost your immune system and vitamin D helps build healthy bones. Well, vitamin K is equally important. It aids in blood clotting and … Read more

The Next Frontier in Psychiatry

Over the last decade, we have seen an exponential increase in research relating diet quality to mental health. The typical Western diet of ultra-processed foods does not adequately meet the brain’s nutritional requirements and is a proven risk factor for the subsequent emergence of mental disorders in both adults and children.1 Given the strength of … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods tied to colorectal cancer risk, study finds

Plenty of large studies conducted over long periods of time have shown that consuming a diet with lots of ultraprocessed foods increases the risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression and early death. Most of these highly processed foods – e.g., soft drinks, sweet and salty packaged snacks, margarine, mass-produced breads, instant … Read more

Why calorie counting doesn’t work

Photo: Evan Lorne (Shutterstock) The stiff, waxen outer shell of a SnackWell’s Devil’s Food Cookie Cake is something I can recall with all five senses: the sound of it as I rapped my fingernails on its tough exterior, the smell as I broke it open, the spongy quality of its crumb beneath my fingers and … Read more