Jill Joyce is an assistant professor of Public Health Nutrition at Oklahoma State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation.
Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things like fiber and fat and vitamins … and anti-nutrients?
What the heck are anti-nutrients, and are they something you need to be concerned about in your diet?
If your love of ribeye knows no bounds, perhaps you’d be interested in the carnivore diet. The rules are simple—eat only meat—and the purported benefits seem boundless. More energy. Less body fat. You can even cure your Lyme disease, depression, and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading Please do not try to survive on an all-meat diet
Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to take them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form. Continue reading There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you may die without them
Americans are used to breaking down their foods into different groups—and to plenty of different opinions about just what that breakdown should look like. But there’s another category of food we haven’t been tracking, one that now makes up more than half of everything we eat.
Continue reading More Than Half of All Calories Eaten in America Now Come from Processed Food
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. The calorie is broken—and this is why.
Continue reading Why the Calorie Is Broken
Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Whether it’s a defiant toddler or a careless cook, food sometimes ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service.
Continue reading 7 Human Foods That Could Make Your Pet Sick (It’s Not Just Chocolate)
There’s an endless supply of new skin care products hitting drugstores and specialty stores every day, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily need them. Shopping for skin care can be both expensive and time consuming. And there’s nothing more frustrating than bringing home a pricey cream only to discover that it doesn’t even work.
Continue reading 8 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin