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Carbohydrates

Carbs Part I: The Weight-Loss Industry's Biggest Lie

Joe Klemczewski | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Klemczewski

"I just can't stay away from sugar!" "My trainer does Paleo...." "I want to lose weight, but I love bread!" For almost a hundred years, low-carb d...

When Food + Label = Fable

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

For better health, we should ignore the fable--and maybe even avoid the label. After all, just because it comes in a package doesn't make it a gift and fresh whole foods are always preferable to highly processed items.

5 High Performance Superfoods That Are Great For Exercise

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The summer season is here with longer hours and people are getting more active. Maybe you are hitting the gym hard core to get into shape and that bea...

Potatoes deserve to be a part of the super-food family

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Carmen van Niekerk, University of Pretoria; Hester Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria, and Nicolette Hall, University of Pretoria Potatoes ha...

Don't Resist This Starch

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

The more your blood sugar goes up and down, the more you gain weight and the more you are at risk for the complications of diabetes. Resistant starch helps stabilize your blood sugar more than any other known compound.

Choose the Right Carbs to Help Control Diabetes Risk

Dariush Mozaffarian | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dariush Mozaffarian

You already know to avoid added sugars, but now the evidence is mounting that another type of carbohydrate may also be implicated in weight gain and diabetes risk -- starch.

OMG, Bagels Will Not Give You Cancer. Please Enjoy Your Bagel

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Carbohydrates are the latest comfort food to be demonized on the Internet, following the publication this week of a new study linking high-glycemic di...

Don't Choose A Low-Carb Diet Just Because You Think It's 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Carbohydrates don’t have a very good reputation these days. Fans of popular low-carb diets like Atkins, Paleo, South Beach Diet and Whole30 are conv...

5 Food Switches That Can Make You Look Years Younger

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

Here are five simple food switches that can take years off your appearance. Hopefully you'll find these new foods taste just as good (or even better!) than the foods they replace.

5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Mike Sheridan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If they spent any time reading outside of their government-approved formal education, they'd understand pretty quickly that all calories are not created equal. It's the composition of those calories that determines whether we burn and lose, or store and gain.

Dr. Hyman's Fat Summit Findings

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Those who follow me on Facebook saw me litter my page this week with a bunch of screen shots from Dr. Mark Hyman's "The Fat Summit." I'll say right n...

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dariush Mozaffarian | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dariush Mozaffarian

We each have an opportunity and responsibility -- as parents, children, friends, neighbors, business owners, employees, tax payers, citizens, and Americans -- to push the government, food industry, media, restaurants, cafes, schools, and workplaces, and everywhere else we eat, away from the bad and ugly and toward the good.

5 Must-Dos for Peak Life Performance in 2016

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Even if you're not a professional athlete, you still want to operate at peak performance. Giving your body the support it needs to get you through wha...

4 Things to Add to Your Diet to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Here are four things that may not come to mind right away, but will make a big impact on helping you lose weight for the long term and feeling better while doing it.

Carbs, Coffee, and Cortisol

Alan Christianson | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Day to day, you and I encounter many variables that affect our cortisol levels. From daily stress to the foods we eat--all can and do affect the way o...

5 Carbs That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Danette May | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Danette May

Good carbs offer a ton of health benefits. By choosing carbohydrates that are packed with fiber, they're more slowly absorbed into the system, which helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.

The Truth About Pasta

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

On the heels of the low-carb diet emerged the gluten-free fad. Pasta, which is generally made with wheat flour, was widely deemed "bad." Now some are ...

Three Muscle-Building Myths

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

There are a few myths floating around among personal trainers, believed by exercise enthusiasts and found in those fancy fitness magazines in gyms and health clubs, myths that could be holding you back when it comes to building muscle.

Why Calorie Counting Is Awful (Plus a Better Way to Do Portion Control)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.

Avoid the Gluten-Free Trap

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

The majority of potato chip brands have always been gluten free. Yet, when someone is grabbing a bag at the grocery store, or offering you some at th...

Sorry, Paleos: Early Humans Ate Carbs And Were Better Off For It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Don't listen to everything your Paleo-obsessed friends tell you about your early ancestors. It turns out there's a high likelihood that hominids ate s...

The Pros of Prebiotics

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area o...

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware c...

17 Low Carb Recipes To Keep Your Summer So Fresh And So Clean

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Inspiralized, The Spiffy Cookie, The Creative Bite Low carb doesn't necessarily mean healthy, but as today's snack aisles get stuffed with chips, c...

If You Want To Lose Weight, Have Someone Else Choose Your Diet For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lose weight? You probably shouldn't choose your own diet plan, according to a new study. Researchers predicted that people who chose th...