Health diet and nutrition All foods have the potential to make us obese if we eat enough of them, but some calories—especially those from sugary drinks—could be more harmful to our health than others, scientists have warned. Last year, 22 researchers were posed the question: “Are all calories equal with regards to effects on cardiometabolic disease and obesity?”. Cardiometabolic disease is the umbrella term for chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease and strokes. The team wanted to understand, for instance, if ten calories from a French fry and ten calories from an apple were equal in how they affected the body, even though they contain the same amount of energy. To unpick the question, they carried out a review of current studies relating to how diet can lead to cardiometabolic diseases. Researchers believe that sugar-sweetened beverages raise the risk of cardiometabolic disease. Getty Images Recommended Slideshows … [Read more...] about Are Some Calories Better Than Others? Yes, Suggests New Research
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Story highlights The "3-day military diet" promises a loss of up to 10 pounds but can leave you exhausted and hungry Nutritionists warn that the weight loss will not last and food combos are unhealthy (CNN)Looking for an easy diet to lose a quick few pounds? If you're searching on the Internet, chances are you've stumbled on something called the "military diet." It's also known as the Navy diet, the Army diet and sometimes the ice cream diet, because in addition to hot dogs and tuna fish, you get to eat ice cream on all three days of the program. Smells fishy, right? Well, hold your nose. It's about to get really stinky. Can the foods you eat enhance your sex life? What is the military diet? The military diet is a variation of the ever-popular three-day diet, a crash plan of "fill-in-the-blank" foods to eat if you want to lose weight fast. These diets typically claim that you can lose about 10 pounds in three days to a week if you follow their blueprint to the … [Read more...] about Military diet: 3-day diet or dud?