FOOD & DRINK 07/12/2018 06:45 am ET Instagrammers have bestowed these gorgeous bowl with a health halo, but they hit your bloodstream like an atomic bomb. By Lizz Schumer If you have an Instagram account, you’ve seen them. They’re garnished with a tropical rainforest of fruit, topped with mounds of unctuous shredded coconut, bittersweet cocoa nibs and glistening chia seeds, and they’re always shot from above like an exotic island as seen from the window of a plane. Smoothie and açai bowls snuck onto the scene several years ago, and their popularity shows no signs of waning. But how healthy are these beautiful breakfasts, really? “The aspects of the smoothie bowls that have us all fooled are the fancy health buzzwords and elitist prices,” explained Ilana Muhlstein, registered dietitian nutritionist. “When the marketing touts itself as containing maca, spirulina, reishi, and other exotic ingredients that most people … [Read more...] about Are Smoothie Bowls Actually Healthy? Here’s What The Experts Say.
By now you know that real foods — and the real vitamins and minerals in them — are better at protecting your health than extracted nutrients that come in the form of a bottled multivitamin. Now, a new review of research that collected data from two million people confirms it yet again: Taking a multivitamin doesn’t protect you from heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, or death, the Johns Hopkins researchers found. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Tons of other research backs up the finding, including a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston of 14,000 men that found a daily multivitamin did squat to protect against heart disease.Of course, we’ve been telling you this for years. So has the research itself. There’s basically no solid evidence that taking a multivitamin lowers your risk of chronic diseases or protects your health in any way (assuming you don’t have true vitamin deficiency, that is). Even the American Heart … [Read more...] about Yet Another Study Confirms Multivitamins Won’t Help Your Heart
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FOOD & DRINK 07/05/2018 05:46 am ET Updated 12 hours ago Part of the problem may have something to do with cellulite. By Kate Smith It’s high in protein, low in sugar and best when fresh and locally sourced. Cottage cheese is the epitome of modern food trends all in one container. But even though it’s a health fanatic’s dream, only 1 in 5 Americans say they eat cottage cheese more than once a month, according to the 2017 cheese report from market researcher Mintel. Meanwhile, sales of sugary yogurts are soaring. It wasn’t always like that. Cottage cheese ― which started as a way for European farmers to make use of milk wastes when producing other cheeses ― gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1950s as a diet and health food, said Nora Weiser, executive director of the American Cheese Society. By the 1970s, Americans consumed an average of five pounds of cottage cheese a year, according to the U.S. Department of … [Read more...] about Cottage Cheese’s Nutritional Benefits Rival Yogurt’s, So Why Are Sales So Bad?
FOOD & DRINK 07/02/2018 05:45 am ET When faced with a fruit dessert vs. a chocolatey dessert, we make some pretty interesting decisions based on uninformed ideas about nutrition. By Amanda Balagur Dessert: To eat it, or not to eat it? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler to eat fruit-based desserts because they’re the healthier choice seems dubious. And yet, when it comes to what we eat, we restrict our diets with uninformed nutritional judgments all the time. An acquaintance of mine recently posted on social media that his choice to eat an oatmeal raisin cookie over other types of cookies, such as chocolate chip, was a healthy one. I can only assume his rationale was this: Since oats and raisins contain fiber and essential vitamins, eating that cookie was the more nutritious way to go. His post was probably intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but I can’t help thinking about what it implies. When we consider the salutary benefits of … [Read more...] about Are Fruity Desserts A Healthier Choice? Nutritionists Tell All