protein

The newest evidence is showing that as we get older we may need more protein than younger adults to conserve muscles and prevent age-related declines in health and physical functioning. Your body is in a constant state of building and repair. Protein is the most important element to get the work done. In the past … Read More

People who are significantly overweight often deal with sleep disturbances, most notably sleep apnea. Those who are chronically sleep deprived tend to gain weight more easily and have a tougher time getting the weight off. A recent study found that overweight adults who ate more protein while dieting had improved sleep quality. This was the first study to explore how diet can … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

That is the threshold question and the current marketing hype to push protein-fortified foods has muddied the correct message. The Institutes of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) recommends 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of weight (1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds). That translates into 68 grams of protein a day for a 150-pound person. Most … Read More

Over the past few years money has been tight and people are looking to not only save money when they grocery shop but they want their dollars to count with healthy food purchases. 32% of shoppers are making food decisions based on the nutrition value of foods 55% of shoppers have switched to whole grain … Read More

We know that high fat diets promote airway inflammation but we now know that diets rich in fiber and antioxidants can protect against inflammation and reduce asthma symptoms. If you have asthma, what you eat will affect how well you breathe. Diet linked to severe asthma … Read More

Two researchers at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey attempted to do a comprehensive review of the typical American diet. Their results are both interesting and sad. In a land of abundance with a varied and healthy food supply, most Americans aren’t eating well and far too many are eating too much. Calories You’ve got … Read More

Two researchers at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey attempted to do a comprehensive review of the typical American diet. Their results are both interesting and sad. In a land of abundance with a varied and healthy food supply, most Americans aren’t eating well and far too many are eating too much. Calories – You’ve … Read More

Eating more fish, poultry, nuts, and lowfat dairy products instead of red meat may lower your risk for heart disease. Researchers who followed over 84,000 women aged 30 to 55 in the Nurses’ Health Study showed that women who swapped 1 serving of red meat for 1 serving of nuts reduced their heart disease risk … Read More

We enjoy reading books about food. Some are great. Some don’t measure up. See what you think. Every day you lose millions of cells. They are used up, worn out, rubbed off – or even cut off like your hair or fingernails. You build up, break down and replace cells around the clock. To accomplish … Read More