The Benefits of Mindful Eating

Recent studies indicate that meal timing and frequency may impact cardiovascular health, and disease risks. While eating patterns vary from person to person, research indicates that effective management of cardiometabolic health should focus on ‘intentional eating’–paying attention to standardize eating times, meal sizes, and food content. One of the primary critical factors in evaluating the effect […]

Updated Dietary Guidelines Limit Added Sugars, Emphasize Healthy Eating Patterns

The newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines by the US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) recommend fewer than 10% of calories per day come from added sugars and place an emphasis on healthy dietary patterns. According to the guidelines, “Eating pattern may be more predictive of overall health status and […]

Including Walnuts in Daily Diet Improves Health in Adults at Risk for Diabetes

Researchers randomized 112 participants, 31 men and 81 women, ranging in age from 25 to 75 years with multiple risk factors for diabetes (overweight, high blood sugar, blood pressure, or cholesterol, or excess fat around the midsection) to follow a reduced calorie diet with or without nutrition counseling. Within these groups, half were randomly assigned […]


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