Which seafood causes the least damage to the planet? It’s complicated.
“We looked at five environmental pressures for aquatic foods: greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen runoff, phosphorus runoff, freshwater use, and agricultural land use,” says Jessica Gephart, assistant professor of environmental science at American University.
Gephart and her colleagues examined data from 1,690 farms and 1,000 fishery records worldwide.5
Why do health experts recommend eating seafood once or twice a week? Among the reasons: You’re in good company. In studies that track thousands of people for years or decades, frequent seafood eaters have a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Healthy EatingLindsay Moyer, MS, RDN, Kate Sherwood
When was the last time you walked into the supermarket and made a beeline for the bulgur or cabbage? These underrated stars aren’t just delicious and healthy. They’re also relatively unprocessed, inexpensive, and versatile.
Why do some less-than-healthy foods get all the attention? Clever—or misleading—marketing doesn’t hurt. Here are five overrated foods, plus five underrated stars that deserve a spot in your grocery cart.
Another day, another news flash. Never mind that the details may come straight from a press release designed to grab eyeballs. Are the results preliminary? Unpublished? Inconsistent with better research? Industry funded? Odds are, you’d never know it.
Another day, another study. The media can’t resist reporting the latest diet and health news, no matter how preliminary. Many reporters only read a press release about a study. They can’t tell how solid it is or if better studies disagree. If it’s click-worthy, it’s news.