Mediterranean Diet Revisited

(DGIwire) — You will often hear that the Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet.  Studies consistently find it healthier than the typical western style or standard American diet (SAD).  This is mainly because it contains more fresh whole foods and fewer processed and refined foods. The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the consumption of […]

Does Calorie Restriction Boost Longevity?

(DGIwire)   You may have heard in the past that restricting calories increases lifespan.  Previous research has shown that caloric restriction extended the lifespan of yeast, flies, worms and some strains of mice.  You may also have heard that scientists from the National Institute on Aging found that calorie restriction did not extend lifespan for rhesus […]

Are Oils and Fats Really Healthy?

(DGIwire)  Oils and fats are a common health topic today.  Many people are consuming tablespoons of olive, macadamia, walnut, avocado, flax seed and coconut oils or perhaps fish and krill oils on a daily basis in an effort to improve their health.  There is an ongoing debate about which ones are the most beneficial.  Our […]

Busting The Breakfast Myth

(DGIwire)  We have all been told many times that skipping breakfast might have a negative impact on your weight management efforts. Many people automatically assume that this commonly touted dietary advice is correct. However, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have found no difference between eating and not eating breakfast when it […]

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