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David Harper, a kinesiology professor and cancer researcher, used to love cookies, but he's been adhering to a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet for six years. He says it's done wonders for his waistline and overall health.
Eating one type of carbohydrate — sugar — can rapidly expand your waistline, but that's not true of all carbs. In fact, carbohydrates are our bodies' preferred fuel source. Here are some of the healthiest kinds to incorporate into your diet.
A study of nearly half a million people found that eating certain types of food is linked to cancer — but there’s a simple fix
A new study of nearly half a million people in Europe points to the best diet for avoiding cancer: a plan that's rich in fiber, vegetables, fruit, fish, and lean meat. A science-backed nutrition-ranking system from France, called Nutri-Score, could help people stay on track.
Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake, but they eliminate healthier carbs too. Nutritionists are starting to notice that people who live the longest tend to incorporate more plant-based foods, including fiber-rich carbs, into their diets.
New evidence suggests that a diet with key benefits for your body and brain may also shield against aging
A diet rich in vegetables, protein, and healthy fats is increasingly being recognized as the healthiest for your brain and body. More commonly known as the Mediterranean diet, the eating plan may also protect against aging, according to a new Italian study.
A Harvard doctor says it’s harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well
Nutritionists agree that it is getting harder and harder for people to diet and maintain a healthy weight. And it's not all your fault. Here are some of the best tips for how to slim down long term, straight from the experts.
Scientists who studied the diets of more than 447,000 people around the world are zeroing in on the ideal dose of carbs for a long life
A new, long-term study published Thursday in The Lancet suggests there may be a winning formula for the amount of carbohydrates to eat every day. It relies on some very unsexy, old advice: everything in moderation. People who live long lives eat whole foods, and some carbs.
Vitamins and supplements are a $37 billion industry, but new research has found that they're mostly useless. Here are the vitamins you should take — and the ones you should avoid.
Cheese lovers, rejoice. There's new evidence that the saturated fat found in cheese, milk, and other kinds of dairy is not tied to an increased risk of heart problems or death from any cause. The study is the latest in a series of papers that question the idea that eating fat is unhealthy.
In the World Cup of food wars, sugar and fat are the playoff teams. But an emerging science suggests that when eaten on its own, fat doesn't contribute to weight gain while sugar does. Scientists recommend cutting back on sugar and instead bringing back foods like creamy avocados and buttery salmon.