The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

Photo: Linda Hirzmann (Shutterstock) What does “healthy” mean, exactly, when applied to food? It’s a tougher question than you might think. The FDA has been trying to answer it for years now, and they announced that they finally have a rough definition. The origin story here is wild: The FDA sent a letter years ago … Read more

‘They’re just as healthy—and cheaper than fresh’

1. Berries Use it for: baked desserts, smoothies, yogurt toppings, breakfast bowls Berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidant levels in berries remain stable long after they’re frozen. Some of the best stores to find frozen berries at a bargain include Trader … Read more

White House seeks to tackle food insecurity at first hunger conference since 1969

CNN  —  Groceries cost 13.5% more than they did a year ago. Nearly 25 million adults live in households where there isn’t always enough to eat. Some 40% of food banks saw increased demand this summer. At a time when the affordability of food is in the spotlight, the Biden administration is hosting a White … Read more

What is the healthiest bread?

Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN  —  One of the foods many people hate to love is bread. It tastes so good, but we often get messages that, nutritionally, it’s so bad. There are … Read more

Three easy ways to stabilise blood sugar levels

The recent findings of scientists from China, that drinking at least four cups of tea a day may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 17 per cent, is welcome news for any tea drinkers among the estimated seven million people in the UK with prediabetes. But if you aren’t a tea drinker … 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

Commercial Weight-Loss Program May Outperform DIY Approach

A widely available commercial weight-management program led to greater reductions in weight than an unstructured, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, according to new data published recently in JAMA Network Open. In a randomized clinical trial that included almost 400 adults from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known … Read more

What multivitamins really mean for your health – according to the experts

In the battle against dementia, there may be a simple weapon we’ve had in our armoury all along: taking a daily multivitamin. New scientific research has suggested that a dietary supplement could prevent cognitive decline in people over the age of 65, keeping their brain sharp for an extra two years.  The study of 2,200 … Read more

Ultra-processed foods are harmful for our health — here’s why

Sugary drinks and many breakfast cereals are ultra-processed foods, as are more recent innovations, such as so-called “plant-based” burgers, which are typically made of protein isolates and other chemicals to make the products palatable. The intense industrial processes used to produce ultra-processed foods destroy the natural structure of the food ingredients and strip away many … Read more

How to eat the right food for your age

These can be the plate-spinning years. Our careers and relationships are falling into place and with that comes the stress of mortgages and family commitments.  We’re not as young as we were and it’s harder to bounce back as fast as we did. If your food mountain to this point has been a lighter shade … Read more