The Atlantic: More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is 'Ultra-Processed'
"Part of the reason this ratio is so troubling is that ultra-processed foods account for almost all of the added sugars Americans eat—90 percent, to be specific. Added sugar (that is, any sugar not naturally occurring in a food) has recently become even more of a target for elimination from people’s diets. The most recent U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that people get less than 10 percent of their calories from added sugars." Read full story.
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WEB MD: 'Poor Carb' Diets And Nonsmoker Lung Cancer Risk
"Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called 'high glycemic index" diets — regimens that trigger higher levels of insulin in the blood — tend to be heavy in refined, "poor quality' carbs, one expert explained." Read full story.
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CNN: Occasional Fasting Could Help You Live Longer
"How much — or how little — you eat could influence how long you live. The idea of caloric control improving your health, and therefore your lifespan, is nothing new, but researchers are now hoping to accurately determine the type of diet that could make you live longer. One team at the University of Southern California (USC) are reducing the calorie count as low as it can go, using specific foods to trick the human body into thinking it's fasting — a process called fasting mimicry." Read full story.