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Category: Diet

Greek salad bowl
Pitching two variants of the Mediterranean diet against each other in a randomized controlled trial, scientists have found that the plant-oriented one, which contained more polyphenols, was more effective for weight loss [1]. Beyond the Med diet A healthy diet is one of the most powerful anti-aging interventions available today, but the question of which...
Protein foods
In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers have designed guidelines for dietary amino acid consumption for optimal health [1]. Protein matters Diet is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and is believed to play a major role in health status and longevity. It is also one of the most discussed topics among...
Protein
Scientists have found that animal protein consumption positively correlates with bone density in older adults. Things become more complicated regarding plant protein [1]. Too little or too much? Just how much protein people should consume has been a point of contention. Decades-old research, performed mainly in underdeveloped communities, shows that protein deficiency can be harmful...
Olive oil
In a new study published in the journal Nutritional Epidemiology, scientists have found a strong association between olive oil consumption and lower risk of cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality [1]. Does olive oil prolong life? Olive oil being healthier than most other oils and fats is not exactly news. Some of olive oil’s purported benefits...
Ground coffee
Drawing on data from UK Biobank, scientists have once again confirmed the association between coffee and better health outcomes, with ground coffee emerging as the healthiest type [1]. Bad rap no more Coffee was once considered rather unhealthy. One study from 1988 found that 80% of physicians recommended avoiding coffee to their patients with cardiovascular...
Varied diet
Pitting a ketogenic diet against a Mediterranean diet in pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes patients, scientists have learned that both confer metabolic benefits, but "keto" also has a darker side [1]. Diabetes is often reversible with diet While many anti-diabetes drugs have been developed in recent decades, with some being repurposed as anti-aging drugs [2],...