Have you ever wondered if bananas actually make you gain weight? What about if eating eggs is good or bad for heart health? Below you will find 12 foods that either have a bad reputation in the nutrition sphere or simply don't get the attention they deserve as an everyday superfood.
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Summer produce is vibrant and flavorful, making the farmers' market one of my favorite places to shop this time of year. Another perk? Many summer foods are packed full of nutrients and bioactive compounds, which research says may help reduce and suppress inflammation.
I know I'm not the only parent out there who has days (or weeks, months or years) when getting dinner on the table is a struggle for which I barely have the time, energy or capacity. Some nights I don't have time to tend the stove, others no time to prep, and during the years I had a baby on my hip or in my lap, definitely no hands free for chopping. Unfortunately, in those times I didn't have much of a plan (there were lots of eggs). I know what else you're going to say—takeout. I know, I know.
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You'd think if you ate a salad with grilled chicken and broccoli, it'd give you the same energy and nutrition as someone else who was eating the same meal, right? Or, if you're looking for some natural sweetness, and you choose to eat raspberries, while someone else eats blackberries, you'd also assume you'd get a very similar digestive response, as both fruits are high in fiber and have comparable levels of sugar and calories.
If you have diabetes you know that carbohydrates are important. So it may seem like an ultra low-carb diet, the ketogenic diet, is the solution to managing your diabetes with food. But is keto all its cracked up to be? Plus, is it safe to "go keto" if you have diabetes? We take a look at the latest research around keto and diabetes and what the ketogenic diet does to your blood sugar.