Lowering your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol cuts your risk of a heart attack. How to do it? Replace saturated fats (red meat, cheese, butter, coconut oil, fatty sweets, etc.) with unsaturated fats (oil, salad dressing, mayo, nuts, fish, avocado, etc.).
When it comes to staying healthy, sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. Some advice is backed by solid evidence, and some is anything but. Here’s the scoop on some recent scuttlebutt that you may have heard.
Many people don’t get enough fiber, vitamin D, calcium, or potassium. Others are seeking more protein (whether they need it or not). But we may be looking in the wrong places. Here’s a handful of foods with less (or more) of those nutrients than you might expect.
Keep scrolling to see foods with surprisingly high (or low) levels of nutrients we overdo (added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium).
Adaptogens. Butter coffee. Essential oils. You can find them on websites ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to Alex Jones’s Infowars. Can they curb stress, fight fatigue, or make you sharper? Or do they just lighten your pocketbook?
It’s one of the best-established medical facts: Lowering your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol cuts your risk of a heart attack. How to do it? Replace bad fats (red meat, cheese, butter, coconut oil, fatty sweets, etc.) with good fats (oil, salad dressing, mayo, nuts, fish, avocado, etc.).
Faulty. Flawed. Messy. Untrustworthy. The science behind most experts’ advice on diet and health is a popular target these days (thanks, in part, to the food industry). One frequent attack: The advice is based on weak “observational” studies that can’t prove cause and effect. Wrong and wrong. Those types of studies are not necessarily weak, and most advice is also based on randomized clinical trials, the gold standard of scientific research. Here are five game changers.
Want a spread that’s better than butter? The good news: Your days of worrying about trans fat are over. And some new spreads are healthy and delish.
The bad news: To find the best spreads, you have to wade through misleading claims about coconut, butter, ghee, and more.
Here’s what to look for. Scroll the page for some claims to ignore.