Saturated fats have been given a bad name. But it might be the bun and the fries raising your cholesterol, and not the cheese burger.
Carrot cake or carrot sticks? … sometimes it’s a difficult choice. … sometimes it’s an easy one. If we are trying to reduce our size and change our shape, choosing the cake may feel like a failure of self-control. But not always. Researchers at City University London have discovered that feeling of having “given in… Continue reading Self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure
It turns out we should follow our parent’s advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional ‘three-veggies’ before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth. We analysed the diets of nearly 3500 women and found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes… Continue reading Traditional vegetable diet reduces risk of premature babies
Yo-yo dieters’ brains eventually show “drug-addict” like reactions. Compulsive eater eventually become immune to the reward of pleasurable food, and need a bigger and bigger “hit”, just like drug addicts. Compulsive eaters and drug addicts have similar brain reactions.
Scientists find that watching healthy TV cookery shows leads to healthy food choices by younger viewers.
When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?
When taken to the extreme, an obsession with clean eating can be a sign that the person is struggling to manage their mental health.
People who compulsively check their phones, tend to be fatter than people who don’t.
Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant, may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma, compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, according to research by University of Southampton.
A recent study finds that higher intakes of certain fruits and vegetables may lessen menopause symptoms, but some actually increase menopausal symptoms.
To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. A study, by Keck School of Medicine of USC, shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic profile — despite the risk of exposure to mercury — than children whose mothers ate fish rarely.