Despite a near-religious devotion to food and wine, the Italian diet is immersed in healthy pleasures—not overindulgence.
Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out be? Well, yes and no. There are a number of contributing factors that could cause weight gain. Reaching for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks between meals causes insulin levels to spike and has a knock-on effect on appetite.
Could breakfast be bad for our health? “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” say the experts. Instead Terence Kealey believes breakfast is a “dangerous meal” that could actually be as harmful to our health as smoking cigarettes.
“Instead of three large meals per day, which can be hard on your digestive system, smaller portions more often could be the way forward. The temptation to gobble your food may be overwhelming, but it’s much better for your gut to take things slow. “Eating quickly and not chewing your food properly can cause a build up of air that leads to too much gas in the intestine,” explains Lisa Roukin.
On Tuesday, Reddit user Nick Moist posted a snap of the kid’s section on the menu at The Deli Mansion Park. On it there are four options: I Don’t Know, I Don’t Care, I’m Not Hungry and I Don’t Want That. (photo: Reddit) While the menu is clearly poking fun at the unhelpful responses parents get when they ask their kids what they’d like to order, the descriptions for each provide some pretty viable options that will likely please – a hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese and fish stix. Oh, and they all come with French fries so really, how could you go wrong?
If you’re in the habit of eating your evening meal late at night, you might want to reconsider - it’s putting you at risk of heart attacks, doctors have warned. Having dinner within two hours of going to bed can leave the body on “high alert” and mean blood pressure does not fall properly overnight, increasing the risk to the heart. Cardiologists at a Turkish university studied more than 700 men and women with high blood pressure to establish what difference eating times and the consistency of their diet had on their health.
Some people like to offer health advice even though the extent of their medical knowledge is what they’ve gleaned from watching “Dr. Oz” on TV. Vincent N. Cefalu, on the other hand, can say with some confidence he knows what he’s talking about.
“The best approach when shopping is to look for a sunscreen that’s mineral-based in zinc-oxide (which contains zero nanoparticles) or a sunscreen that uses natural antioxidant ingredients like pomegranate, elderberry, astaxanthin or vitamin C,” she suggests. “Use the same degree of judgement you’d use when selecting a lotion, avoiding the ’dirty dozen’ cosmetic chemicals like parabens and parfum.” ALSO SEE: 10 sunscreen myths debunked But what if I’ve been using the same generic sunscreen for years? Ouimet warns that conventional sunscreens often contain chemicals that are questionable in their safety.
We love a romantic, candlelit dinner as much as the next girl, but a recent study has uncovered that this lack of visibility may lead us to make unhealthy food choices.
As most pregnant women are aware, what you eat during pregnancy directly effects the health of your unborn baby, which is why doctors recommend maintaining a healthy diet, usually containing fresh produce, whole foods and lean proteins. “BBP is part of a chemical family called phthalates, which are typically used to make plastics soft and malleable,” explains Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. “BBP is not used in food preparation, but it is used in the conveyor belts and plastic fittings on machines used to process many prepared foods.
Are you a fan of smoothies? “It’s very likely that you are getting more calories and sugar when you drink a smoothie than when eating whole fruits or vegetables,” Sarah B. Krieger, a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist tells The New York Times. The main reason is that smoothies often contain way more ingredients than you could eat in one sitting.
Guilty of having breakfast at home and then grabbing a mid-morning snack once you get to work? Not to worry. You may actually be helping your body more than your colleague who skipped breakfast all together.
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Many of us are eating avocados every day – or at least that’s what the 90,000+ avocado toast posts on Instagram would suggest. Here’s a big myth debunked: for one, eating avocados regularly won’t make you fat. “The monounsaturated fats in avocados are what give it the creamy texture that make it such a good replacement for butter, margarine or mayonnaise,” says Michelle W. Book., the in-house nutritionist at the Canadian Health Food Association.
Should you do a full on detox, eating an extremely healthy diet for a period of time, or, does it make more sense to gradually ease back in to being healthier by doing things like replacing your afternoon cookie with an apple? Try introducing a “meatless” Monday, going plant-based until 6 p.m. or, even becoming vegetarian all together.
Time and time again we’ve been told to cut carbs. But when you look at what actually constitutes a carb, it starts to feel like you’re cutting everything
The study profiled 502 women across the U.S. and found that those who ate the widest variety of uncommon foods tended to have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when compared to those who stuck to a more tradition diet of common foods.