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The Nuance

Research in the field of chronobiology strengthens the case for a morning meal

Should you, or shouldn’t you? The Great Breakfast Debate has been raging for more than 800 years and shows little signs of mellowing.

Its roots date back at least to the Middle Ages when prominent members of the Catholic Church (notably Thomas Aquinas) adopted the view that “eating too early”…

The Nuance

A new theory could resolve long-standing contradictions in the saturated-fat research

It’s a mystery that has confounded nutrition scientists.

People who have high levels of cholesterol in their blood — especially LDL cholesterol, a.k.a. the “bad” kind — are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease.

Meanwhile, foods high in saturated fatty acids — including eggs, full-fat dairy products, and red meat…

Age Wise

New guidelines encourage eating patterns that promote health and longevity

The smorgasbord of nutritional advice cooked up by governments, institutions, and supposed diet gurus would suggest we all need to eat differently as we get older and focus exclusively on superfoods or brain foods or high fat (or low fat!) in order to slash weight, feel better, and eat our…

Age Wise

Alternatives to cow’s milk are flowing off store shelves, but they’re not all healthy

Touring the dairy aisle at my local supermarket the other day revealed an utter bevy of New Age milks that have never oozed from an udder, including numerous almond-based amalgams, copious coconut concoctions, and oodles of oat options (oat nog, anyone?). Several other seedy, grainy, and nutty alt-milks are creeping…

Nutrition advice is confusing. A new study offers some fresh info to chew on.

Nutrition research and advice can be confusing and conflicting, even for someone diligently researching which foods to eat and which to avoid. A comprehensive new ranking system offers a bit of clarity and insight.

“Once you get beyond ‘eat your veggies, avoid soda,’ the public is pretty confused about how…

Age Wise

New research estimates the benefits of better eating, down to the minute

You’ve heard that improving your diet can make you healthier and help you live longer. Nothing new there. But now scientists have estimated down to the minute the benefits of swapping out just 10% of your bad food choices for healthier items. While it’s hard to know how literally we…

The Nuance

Researchers are finally uncovering the exact ways that sugar disrupts the GI tract

In 1776, at the start of the Revolutionary War, the average person consumed about four pounds of sugar each year. Today, per capita sugar intake in the U.S. exceeds 120 pounds.

Roughly 75% of all foods and beverages in this country contain added sugar. According to the American Heart Association…

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