Don’t Trust The Headlines Making Huge Health Claims About a Single Food. Here’s Why

You’ve probably read the stories proclaiming that eating blueberries reduces your risk of dementia, or red wine is good for your heart, or coffee protects against type 2 diabetes – or, indeed, many of the other big health claims for a particular “superfood “. But what is the truth in these statements? While we – … Read more

Intermittent fasting may not help you lose weight faster than a standard diet, year-long trial finds

Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular dieting methods out there. Search for it on instagram and you’ll find nearly five million posts under #intermittentfasting, and another 3 million under #fasting. But a year-long study of 139 people in Guangzhou, China, suggests that intermittent fasting, where people limit the days – or times of … Read more

US Rep. Gaetz’s diagnosis of what’s driving insulin costs misses the root cause

At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. “Insulin price increases have more to do with increased consumer demand than the bad behavior of Big Pharma, … Read more

Bread: How a Frozen, fresh, stale or over-toasted slice can impact your health

Whether you prefer your toast golden or dark, your loaf frozen or fresh, it changes the structure of the bread — and the impact it can have on your health. FROZEN BREAD The glycaemic response of bread (the speed at which the starches break down to sugars) varies when it is frozen, defrosted and toasted … Read more

How much exercise does it take to burn off your favorite Easter treats? Susie Burrell shares the answer

After the past two challenging years, the Easter holidays can’t come soon enough. Finally, we are able to travel, spend time with those closest to us and enjoy some down time. Easter is also the time of much eating, with all things chocolate taking center stage. For more Health & Wellbeing related news and videos … Read more

Rinelle and Agathe take fishcakes to the next level – The Royal Gazette

Agathe Holowatinc of Fueled Bermuda, left, and Rinelle White of Umami are teaming up to offer a fishcake masterclass (Photograph by Jessie Moniz Hardy) Agathe Holowatinc of Fueled Bermuda, left, and Rinelle White of Umami are teaming up to offer a fishcake masterclass (Photograph by Jessie Moniz Hardy) Rinelle White’s family love eating fishcakes on … Read more

Heart attack risk can be lowered by eating avocado, long-term study finds.

Eating avocados massively reduces the risk of heart attacks in men and women – including when eating in place of butter, cheese or processed meats – a new long-term study has found. Cardiovascular disease is a leading killer worldwide, taking nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the World Health Organization. WATCH IN THE … Read more

How to Root Out the Underlying Cause of Overeating

We often turn to food to quell feelings we haven’t found better ways of dealing with Most of us have heard the term “freshman 15,” referring to the 15 pounds many college students gain during their first year away from home. But a similar phenomenon occurs for many adults over the winter. When it’s cold … Read more

These are the worst cooking oils for your health, experts say

Next time you cook up a storm or scan an ingredient list, steer clear of these bad-for-you oils. “Chronic, low-grade inflammation is the root cause of many diseases common to Western society. This inflammation is the result of, in part, an imbalance in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids,” said Trista K. Best, registered dietitian, Balance … Read more

From sourdough to white loaf: Nutritionist’s ultimate guide to best and worst supermarket breads

Bread has been a dietary staple for thousands of years, and is a significant source of carbohydrates and B group vitamins which play important roles in energy production. Less processed varieties of bread such as rye, wholegrain and artisan sourdough also offer a range of other nutrients – including dietary fibre, vitamin E, zinc and … Read more