Eating Well

Eating Well

Yes, You Can Eat Red Meat

Red meat may have been getting a bad rap. Now comes research from professors of nutrition science at Purdue University suggesting that red meat, if it is eaten along with a Mediterranean diet, isn’t all that bad.  A Purdue news release reports that the study compared Mediterranean-style eating patterns with […]

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Weight Loss Is Not About Counting Calories

The verdict comes from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which invested $8 million in a study of diet and weight gain (or loss) that involved 600 people. The New York Times reports on the research, which divided participants into two diet groups, one called “healthy” low carb and on called […]

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A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]

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Cinnamon Helps Burn Fat

At least one ingredient in holiday sweets may be good for you. Cinnamon, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, encourages fat cells to burn energy. In a news release from the school, researchers point out that fat cells normally store energy in the form of lipids, which was good […]

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Whole Grains and Weight Loss

Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but whole grains appear to help us keep the weight off. A news release from the Technical University of Denmark reports that researchers at the school divided a test group of 50 overweight adults in two, and had each group eat a diet of either […]

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To Cut Back On Salt, Add More Spice

Let’s face it: we eat too much salt because we like salt too much. But what if we could alter our craving for salt? That’s what researchers at the Center for Hypertension and Metabolic Diseases at Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China believe they have done. HealthDay reports that […]