"The idea is to substitute red meat, which has traditionally been a major protein source, with healthy plant sources of proteins in a diet,” said Xiao Gu, PhD, said the study’s lead author and postdoctoral research fellow in nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Here’s how red meat consumption can impact diabetes risk, the benefits of plant-based protein, and why prioritizing lowering diabetes risk is important for overall health. Read more in Health.
This knowledge gap can have severe consequences, as too much low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol causes plaque build-up in the arteries that feed the brain and heart.
Knowing your numbers and how they contribute to your overall risk of heart attack and stroke is essential for reducing heart disease risk. Read more in Health.
Added sugars are linked to kidney stones and should be added to the list of risk factors. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind new study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. Read more in Healthline.
“This groundbreaking study unveils the initial evidence of kombucha’s potential to lower blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, however, further research is necessary to validate and build upon these results,” says Kelsey Costa, MS, RDN, a dietician representing the National Coalition on Healthcare (NCHC). Read more in Healthline.
Andy De Santis, a registered dietitian in Toronto, Canada, says while getting started on shifting eating patterns, it’s crucial to work with heart-healthy foods you enjoy. He recommended identifying your favorite foods from each food group and ensuring that you have those things around. Read more in Healthline.
This is the first study of its kind to use a blood test to measure levels of certain molecules and calculate a biomarker score in the blood. Previous research has been limited by self-reporting. Read more in Healthline.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who follow a Mediterranean diet may be able to reduce their risk of memory loss and cognitive decline by up to 20%. That’s according to a preliminary study being presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 75th Annual Meeting in Boston. Read more in Healthline.
Improving gut health is foundational to a person’s overall well-being because, without properly a functioning digestive system, you aren’t fully absorbing nutrients. Dr. Amy Sapola, PharmD, a certified wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and the director of Farmacy at The Chef’s Garden, explained that it’s the prebiotic fiber in almonds that start the process of increasing butyrate and similar gut-nourishing molecules. Read more in Healthline.
The Food and Drug Administration is researching the potential benefits of having a star rating system or traffic light rating system on the front of food packages instead of on the back. Experts weigh-in on the advantages and drawbacks. Read more in Healthline.