Sardines are rich in oils and protein.
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The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don’t we eat more fish?
Many dietary guidelines fail to define what “variety” means.
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If dietary guidelines are going to work, they need to be more specific about what ‘variety’ means.
Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, 75+: how your diet should change with each stage of life.
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Once you get older, the focus moves to trying not to lose your muscle tissue. So as you age, your protein requirements actually start to go up.
Standard serving sizes are anything but standard.
When a manufacturer lists a serving size on their food label, it’s based on their expectations of what you’ll eat, not what the dietary guidelines recommend.
Science can help you decide which diet works best for you.
‘Why is nutrition so confusing?’ is a common lament, but the truth is out there. Forget fad diets and media hype. It’s time to harness the power of science to create a healthy and sustainable diet.
What is brunch with eggs of some sort?
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A recent study revisited the issue about eating foods high in cholesterol, such as eggs. The findings are nuanced but suggest that those with high cholesterol may want to limit food with cholesterol.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
After 20 years, Public Health England finally released a revised Eatwell Guide – here’s what changed.
Evidence supports a review of dietary guidelines around the ideal balance of omega 6 to omega 3 dietary fats.
A prominent new paper reflects growing global sentiment amongst scientists and dieticians to review advice relating to the types of dietary fats we should consume for optimal health.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they’re going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
Yoghurt. Nuts. Yes or no?
What’s the deal with fat in our foods and drinks? Should we avoid it?
Make up your mind.
Nutrition guidelines keep changing. Here are five foods nutritionists have changed their minds about.
More of these for personal and planetary health.
Environmental sustainability will not figure into this year’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but the process helped build evidence – and consumer support – for inclusion in future DGAs.
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.
Advice to favour plant-based foods and reduce meat intake should now be considered part of healthy dietary advice given by doctors and nutritionists.
The high meat intake in Western countries is not only bad for waistlines but also for the environment.
Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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