Top salads with eggs to better absorb vegetables' carotenoids Adding eggs to a salad with a variety of raw vegetables is an effective method to improve the absorption of carotenoids, which are fat-soluble nutrients that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, according to research.
Food labels nudge diners to eat healthier When people know the calories and fat content in foods, they lean toward healthier fare, a study of food labels in dining halls shows. Despite municipal and federal legislation in the pipelines for large restaurants and dining facilities to put labels on their foods, there was very little hard data to show such labels are effective in helping people make healthier food choices, until now.
Daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers report. NAFLD is characterized by an accumulation of fat in the liver cells that is unrelated to alcohol consumption. NAFLD is diagnosed by ultrasounds, CT, MRI, or biopsy, and many of the approximately 25% of Americans with the disease don’t experience any symptoms.
How ingesting nano particles may influence health Researchers believe understanding nano particles' ability to influence our metabolic processing may be integral to mediating metabolic disorders and obesity, both of which are on the rise and have been linked to processed foods.