El distanciamiento social y el lavado de manos son los métodos más eficaces y comprobados para reducir el riesgo y la propagación de la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19). Sin embargo, junto con preguntas generales sobre cómo comprar y preparar alimentos de forma segura (discutidos aquí), muchos se preguntan sobre el rol específico de la dieta … Continue reading “Pregunte al Experto: El rol de la dieta y los suplementos nutricionales durante COVID-19”
Social distancing and regular handwashing are the most effective and proven methods to reduce risk and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, along with general questions on how to safely shop for and prepare food (addressed here), many are wondering about the more specific role of diet and nutrition during this pandemic. To understand … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19”
Plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods are not a new phenomenon. Tofu, for example, has often been treated as an alternative to meat for centuries. In more recent decades, food companies have processed mixtures of soy and other legumes, grains, and a variety of plants into burgers, nuggets, sausages, and other meat-shaped products. These creations were … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: Popular plant-based meat alternatives”
Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings also showed that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality and that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats conferred substantial health benefits. In … Continue reading “Different Dietary Fat, Different Risk of Mortality”
(Comments on Ramsden et al. in the British Medical Journal) Our expert examines a recent paper (1) based on 1960’s data that challenges current guidelines on the benefits of replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat.
When our country embraced low-fat diets, we also unwittingly committed ourselves to carbohydrates. As nutrition research has advanced, however, we’ve learned that healthy fats are an important part of a well-balanced diet, and that carbohydrate quality is crucial to health.
The expert: Dr. Guy Crosby Legumes, which include beans, peas and lentils, are an inexpensive, healthy source of protein, potassium, and complex carbohydrates, including dietary fiber.
The expert: Dr. Guy Crosby I’m confused about whether canola oil is healthy. I know that it’s a polyunsaturated fat, which I’m told is good, but then I also hear that I should stay away from it.
Since 1980, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been advising Americans on what to eat for optimal health. Published every 5 years, the Dietary Guidelines are a reflection of the most up-to-date research. In December 2014 the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released a … Continue reading “Ask the Expert with Dr. Walter Willett: Cholesterol”
The Expert: Dr. Rob van Dam The Summary Drinking up to six cups a day of coffee is not associated with increased risk of death from any cause, or death from cancer or cardiovascular disease. Some people may still want to consider avoiding coffee or switching to decaf, especially women who are pregnant, or people … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: Coffee and health”