There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More

Eating recommendations come from a balance of scientific evidence and scientific judgment, called an evidence-based approach. Experts gather research and use their trained judgment to make recommendations about what to eat, how to eat, and when to eat. But science keeps moving ahead and the evidence keeps changing. The recommendations about fat are perfect examples … Read More

More than 55 years ago, researchers started to monitor 5,000 residents from Framingham, Massachusetts to better understand why some people got heart disease and others did not. The researchers discovered, by following all these people, that there was a connection between the level of cholesterol in the blood and the risk for heart disease. This … Read More

An Ohio State University study found that eating an apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL – bad cholesterol – by 40 %. Tip: Cut fat and calories by substituting applesauce for oil when baking. Fact: Studies show people who eat apples or apple products regularly are more likely to have lower blood pressure and … Read More

Two researchers at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey attempted to do a comprehensive review of the typical American diet. Their results are both interesting and sad. In a land of abundance with a varied and healthy food supply, most Americans aren’t eating well and far too many are eating too much. Calories – You’ve … Read More

Australian researchers presenting at the American Thoracic Society meeting cautioned that asthma patients should avoid meals high in fat. High dietary fat intakes are known to activate the immune response, leading to inflammation, but this is the first research to show that a high fat meal can effect airway inflammation contributing to asthma. The high … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Greek yogurt is known for being thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. This texture occurs naturally, because Greek yogurt is strained after being cultured to produce a richer, creamier product. Many … Read More

You are what you eat. Most of us accept this precept. The problem is knowing exactly which foods should we be eating to achieve good health. The nutrition experts seem to change their minds daily about the advice they give. Does the flip-flopping mean nutrition science is wrong? Actually no. Science evolves one plodding step … Read More

Forget reality TV. The real action is happening on the fat front. There are two distinct sides to this controversial issue. In the low-fat, high-carb corner are true believers, government agencies and professional organizations who zealously support the “less is best” theory of fat consumption. In the other corner, the high-fat, low-carb group is lead … Read More