WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight?
For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was ranked second on the magazine's overall Best Diets 2019 list, followed by the Flexitarian plan. All three plans focus on eating a mostly plant-based diet (veggies, fruits and whole grains), healthy fats and lean protein sources.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- If you think a switch from sugar to a calorie-free sweetener might help you get healthier and shed pounds, think again.
After years of research, there's still only very weak evidence that no-cal sweeteners might be beneficial, according to German researchers who looked over data from 56 studies involving either adults or kids.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small -- just 5 to 7 "ounce equivalents," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
An ounce equivalent can be one ounce of meat, poultry or seafood; one large egg; a quarter-cup of cooked legumes like beans or lentils; a half ounce of nuts or seeds; or one tablespoon of nut butter.