An important goal of the U.S. government is to help guide adults and children to be as healthy as possible. One way to do so has been to make dietary recommendations as visual representations of nutrition guidelines. The most recent update of the Dietary Guidelines came out in 2020, and it uses an updated MyPlate visual model.Read More »
When people want to treat themselves to something sweet without having to treat themselves to a larger pants size too, they often reach for low-calorie, artificial sweeteners. But do artificial sweeteners actually help you to lose weight? The answer is yes. And are they safe? We need to know more.Read More »
In their quest for health and beauty, half of all American adults take natural supplements to solve all sorts of problems. But do these products really work, and how much do Americans know about their safety? Not as well as one may think, and not nearly enough.
Ultimately, it is unwise to trust the claims that manufacturers of dietary supplements make about either the effectiveness or safety of their products. Let the buyer beware.
The keto diet is one of the fastest growing diet trends. But is this carb-reducing diet healthy? Or is moderation the key to long-term success?Read More »
Protein powders often contain hidden ingredients and dangerous contaminants. Here’s what you need to know about the risks.Read More »