Diet

6 Ways to Reset Your Diet This Fall, From Detoxes to CSA Boxes

That brief, beautiful stint of hot vax summer gave us so much. Namely, the ability to decadently and urgently consume whatever we could imagine prepared by talented strangers in settings calibrated for our pleasure. There were beach burgers, complex cocktails, unbridled desserts, and an extra bottle of wine to linger just a little longer at the table. No longer bound by the square footage of our kitchens or the contents of our grocery stores, our daily diets have boomeranged dramatically to the salty-sweet, butter-glistening shores of indulgence. While necessary, it has not been without its repercussions. For those of us

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Being an NCAA Division I Athlete While Eating a Vegan Diet

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Ohio State’s Aislinn Walsh, who has been eating a vegan diet for the better part of a year now. Aislinn first adopted the diet during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and found
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The #1 Best Diet For Your Brain, Says Dietitian

It’s never too early to start caring for your brain health. Although genetics may play a large part in the health of your brain over time, researchers are finding that what we eat matters as well.

For example, according to Advances in Nutrition, there is a definite connection between what you eat and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, although researchers are still looking into the specifics of why this connection occurs. With information like this, we can focus on eating food that will help cognitive function in the long run, regardless of age.

But what foods are

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I Ate Like Nick Jonas for a Week to Build Muscle

For the past few years, I’ve been wanting to build muscle, but I haven’t known where to start. I decided to take some cues from Nick Jonas.

Nick Jonas.

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I’ve been working out and focusing on my diet on and off for about three years now, with the goal of building muscle and toning my body. Every time I start a new meal plan or fitness routine, I quickly lose interest and have to start all over again a few months later. 

Recently, I found Nick Jonas’ muscle-building diet in Men’s Journal and was surprised by how simple

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The Best and Worst Cheeses to Choose

The keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet often used to promote weight loss.

The diet traditionally limits carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams per day to maintain ketosis, a state in which your body uses fat instead of carbohydrates as its main fuel source.

For that reason, certain foods are better suited for the keto diet than others. In particular, cheese is an ideal keto food due to its high fat, moderate protein, and low carb content.

This article reviews some of the best and worst types of cheese to eat when following a keto diet.

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Go with Your Gut: Flavonoid-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

What does your gut say about your heart? According to new research, nutritional scientists found that the trillions of microbes that live in our digestive tract, collectively known as the gut microbiome, are partly responsible for the association between moderate wine consumption and lower blood pressure.

Although previous studies have shown the benefits of a more diverse gut microbiome, this is the first study that examines how gut microbiota may provide a link between lower blood pressure and eating and drinking flavonoid-rich foods such as berries and red wine.

The study, published last week in Hypertension, an American Heart

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‘Ketone Ester’ Drinks Claim to Put You in Ketosis Without Keto Diet

  • Ketone esters are designed to put the body in ketosis without doing the keto diet.
  • They allow people to bypass keto flu and also still eat carbs.
  • However, obesity specialist Dr. Spencer Nadolsky called them “a big marketing gimmick.”

Ketone esters are supplements that claim to put the body into ketosis, without requiring a person to follow the ketogenic diet.

When in ketosis, the body burns fat for fuel, and it’s usually reached by following the high-fat, low-carb

keto diet
, or through fasting.

Ketones are made by the body when glucose and glycogen (from carbs)

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8 Potential Side Effects of Consuming Too Much Diet Soda

Free of calories, carbs, and sugar, diet soda may seem like a healthy and refreshing alternative to sugary soft drinks.

However, this bubbly beverage may not be quite as harmless as it seems, especially if you’re drinking several servings per day.

In fact, drinking too much diet soda may be linked to several side effects and affect both long- and short-term health.

Here are 8 possible side effects of diet soda, plus some easy ways to reduce your intake.

Some research suggests that the artificial sweeteners found in diet soda might negatively affect your gut microbiome, which is the community

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How fructose in the diet contributes to obesity — ScienceDaily

Eating fructose appears to alter cells in the digestive tract in a way that enables it to take in more nutrients, according to a preclinical study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. These changes could help to explain the well-known link between rising fructose consumption around the world and increased rates of obesity and certain cancers.

The research, published August 18 in Nature, focused on the effect of a high-fructose diet on villi, the thin, hairlike structures that line the inside of the small intestine. Villi expand the surface area of the gut and help the body

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Gut bacteria and a high fat diet

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Exactly how does a high fat diet influence the gut bacteria to raise cardiovascular risk? Tim Chong/EyeEm/Getty Images
  • A high fat diet disrupts the inner workings of the gut, and this may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent study.
  • The researchers investigated the link between greasy diets, gut microbes, and the risk of developing heart diseases in mice.
  • The findings may shed light on the exact mechanism through which high fat diets increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases — and how to prevent these negative outcomes.

A high fat diet, such as one that

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