Volunteers in a clinical trials unit ate only processed foods and put on 2 pounds within 2 weeks. Those that ate unprocessed foods lost the equivalent.
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.
Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.
Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here.
Low-calorie foods such as soy, oats, fruit, and popcorn can help people feel full for longer. They are also suitable for vegans and many of those following other diets. Learn more about the best low-calorie foods for vegans here.
A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here.
Clinical trial participants were less hungry and more satisfied after breakfast with avocado than a low-fat meal. But the study received industry backing.
A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors.
People who are unable to exercise frequently can use other methods to burn fat, such as eating more protein, trying intermittent fasting, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Learn more here.
To date, experts have seen urbanization trends as a key driver of the global obesity ‘epidemic,’ but a major new study now challenges that assumption.