What’s more important to examine is whether the fat and carbs come from fruits and vegetables or doughnuts and candy.
Arguing about whether carbohydrates or fats are better misses the main point. To improve global health we need reduce intakes of ultra-processed foods and eat more minimally processed foods.
Potatoes are more nutrient-dense than many other staple foods in South Africa including maize meal, rice, bread and pasta.
Feeling the burn.
It can take the body up to three weeks to fully recover from the strain of running a marathon, so here's some foods that are scientifically proven to help aid recovery.
At least you don’t have to drink it.
Rinsing your mouth with a sports drink and then spitting it out can improve performance.
Chemicals or a spice rack? Or both?
Chemicals have a bad rap these days. But the fact is that everything is made of chemicals. Here are some of the chemicals at work in your kitchen.
The main thrust of the advisory committee’s report is that diets should be focused on whole foods, not specific nutrients.
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National dietary guidelines have become an easy target for those looking for a scapegoat for bad diets in rich countries. And a BMJ article about draft US guidelines adds further fuel for the fire.
Here’s a clue: what you eat is just as important as the size of your meal.
We’ve all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?
The size of the human brain had a great deal to do with the food choices of our ancestors.
From meat-based diets to carbohydrates, the eating patterns of early humans has defined much of what we consume today.
We need to stop fussing over macronutrients and think about foods.
By focusing on micro- or macronutrients, most nutrition research fails to recognise the most important truth about food: diet is more than the intake of nutrients.
A human machine.
Intake of carbohydrate before, during and in-between Tour stages is the best known way to power cyclists' 'engines'.
Studies based on Mediterranean diet, combined with exercise, have proved groundbreaking in managing type 2 diabetes.
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
There’s support for a causal role of carbohydrate-rich diets in the obesity epidemic but such diets also tend to be rich in calories.
An article published recently in the BMJ argues that we have been pursuing the wrong hypothesis on the causes of obesity. Along with substandard science, this wrongheadedness has apparently exacerbated…
Researchers have identified a gene in barley that is responsible for production of carbohydrate beta glucan. Beta glucan…
Eating nuts helps control diabetes and prevents some consequences of the condition, according to University of Toronto researchers…