Low-carb diets have been shown to have a lot of health benefits, but not all are equal. A Harvard study found that people who eat a low-carb, high-protein diet where most of the protein comes from meat have a 14% increased risk of dying from heart disease, and a 28% increased risk of dying of cancer. This is compared to people who eat a low-carb, high-protein diet with most of the protein coming from plant-based sources.
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It’s summer, but school is cool. And our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz.
It’s summer, but school is cool. And our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: Certain types of food can actually help … More
What’s Worse: Carbs or Fat? Dr. Andrew Weil compares the two nutritional evils, and says fat is better for your bod. (via The Huffington Post)
It’s July 1. It’s hot. And the fast-food chains are hard at work trying to woo us with their most refreshing summery drinks. We really can’t blame anyone for assuming that these iced teas and ades are healthy warm-weather choices … More
Protein and energy bars might seem like the higher road when you’re craving a mid-afternoon snack, but if you examine their nutrition labels, you often get just as many empty calories and grams of fat as you’d get from the … More
It sounds like a fast-food-flash trend, but 4Food‘s signature W(hole)burgers are meant to be sustainable for your diet and the environment. The doughnut-shaped patties are filled with a vegetable mixture, making them healthier and tastier. Why? Apparently, the wacky idea … More
Sugary drinks are the bane of our diets, and even some “health drinks” and “energy drinks” are full of sweet, empty calories. Men’s Health came up with a jaw-dropping list of the 20 worst beverages in America right now, and … More
When we’re stressed or depressed, the first foods we gravitate toward are comforting. Buttery mashed potatoes, mac-and-cheese, brownies – if it’s high in fat and low in nutrition, we want it. But while these foods make us feel good for … More
It’s that time of year when we’re seeing low-carb diets everywhere, and while such a plan includes cutting down on breads and starches, it also means cutting back on healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, which are rich in carbohydrates. … More