The Volumetrics diet, created by terrific research done by Dr. Barbara Rolls, focuses on feeling full or utilizing the volume and calorie density of foods. Volumetrics is ultimately about getting more mileage out of what you eat. Registered dietitian Sarah Downs tells us the details about this eating pattern.
Many successful weight loss programs focus on the feeling of satiety, or feeling full. This includes focusing on the volumetrics and energy density of a food, but what exactly does that mean?
You've probably heard about the importance of keeping your digestive tract healthy and the role different foods can play in our diet. Probiotics often take center stage in these conversations, but it’s important to not forget their partner, prebiotics. Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs helps us learn more about these functional foods.
Food blogger Alice Choi discusses proper food handling and storage techniques with registered dietitan Jen Haugen.
We hear a lot about probiotics and their benefits to human health. But what exactly are probiotics? And what are prebiotics?
Food blogger Alice Choi gets help navigating labels on food packages at the grocery store from registered dietitian Jen Haugen.
Sometimes called a cleansing diet, the rise of the “detox” diet continues as we start the New Year. Detoxes and cleanses have become very popular the past few years and many claim they can provide positive impacts to your health. But the truth is that many detoxes and cleanses aren’t right for everyone. We talked with registered dietitian Sarah Downs to find out more about this diet trend.
While we know that the discovery and use of antibiotics represents one of the greatest human and veterinary medical advances in history, recent concerns about overuse have people wondering about the impact on human health of use of antibiotics in animals raised for food. For answers on antibiotic use in livestock production, Alice Choi visited with Jeff Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM, with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota.
In reference to diet, cleansing is often defined as detoxifying or removing harmful substances from the body. Typically a cleansing or detox diet involves a dietary regimen that attempts to remove toxins from the body.
The discovery and use of antibiotics represents one of the greatest human and veterinary medical advances in history. According to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, at least two million people annually in the U.S. "acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of the antibiotics designed to treat infections, and at least 23,000 people die annually from antibiotic-resistant infections."
As we ring in 2016, many of us set goals and make resolutions. This could be losing weight, exercising more, spending more time with family -- the list goes on and on. One of the most common of these goals involves our health and, more specifically, our weight. Cue the long list of diets and plans that claim to guarantee to help us achieve our weight loss goals. However, these can be extremely hard to stick with in the long term and can leave us feeling discouraged and likely to go back to our old habits. Instead of relying on one single diet or plan this year, I like to focus on lifestyle changes that can lead to success beyond this year. Here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks that can help you feel your best not only in 2016 but for many years to come!
The long-awaited 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released! We chatted with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to find out more.
Gastronomy is the practice or art of cooking and eating good food.
Hard-boiled eggs can be used in many delicious dishes like deviled eggs or egg salad, or they can be eaten by themselves for a quick source of protein.
Is it just us, or was 2015 the year of food knowledge? From how to properly clean produce to using leftover produce to hormones and antibiotics in animal protein to the cost of food, consumers wanted to know everything about what they were eating. Let’s take a look back at Best Food Facts' hottest food stories of 2015…