Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Going back about 20 years, it seemed that the hot buzzword that was on everyone’s lips at that time was ‘fat free’. Back then, fat-free foods were suddenly springing up from nowhere, and was found everywhere. That fat-free trend, in our opinion, was a result of and contributing factor to this collective idea that eating … Continue reading The Real Deal About Fats and Nutrition

Over the last few decades, the lifestyle and eating habits have changed dramatically. Industrialization and urbanization have distorted the nutritional landscape. The discovery of new food preservation techniques and refrigeration has provided us with food products which requires minimal preparation for cooking, and even ready-to-eat meals. However, the food industry is blamed for manufacturing and marketing … Continue reading Guide to understanding the Nutri-Score and NOVA Classification

Luscious and decadent, chocolate is a guilty pleasure that children and adults alike enjoy for it embodies pleasure, warmth and joy. Dark or white, powder or rectangles in neat rows of four – chocolate is much like wine. Everyone has their favourite type, individual taste and brand preferences, and ones they really dislike. But did you know that the … Continue reading Chocolate: when health meets pleasure!

A feeling of guilt overwhelms you as you bite into a bar of chocolate or as you allow a chocolate truffle to melt in your mouth? But here’s how health can meet pleasure. Read more You want chocolate? Here is our selection of 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan recipes you won’t forget! Orange avocado chocolate truffles … Continue reading 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan chocolate recipes!

When we talk about liver diseases, what immediately spring to mind are viral hepatitis, cirrhosis or even cancer. But there is another disease still largely unknown, called NASH, which has taken on frightening proportions in Western countries. DietSensor explains it all for you. What is NASH? Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) represent a spectrum of … Continue reading NASH: A silent killer disease!

Yay! Spring is finally here! Mother nature is slowly waking up from her long winter sleep and everything around blossoms into beauty. Spring is a particularly euphoric period as it brings a burst of colors, light and warmth after a seemingly endless winter. It’s the perfect time to start anew; improve our lifestyle and dietary … Continue reading Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!

According to a new report released by the researchers of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), eating more protein at breakfast could help to achieve healthy weight loss. They stated in the report “Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in Weight Management”, that increasing breakfast protein may help control eating during the daily … Continue reading Is Breakfast Protein The Secret To Weight Loss?

It should be recalled, once again, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is not just a statement. Nutrition experts have shown that eating healthily in the morning allows the body to recover from the fast, before it starts operating normally. In fact, during our sleep, our digestive system is … Continue reading Healthy eating: a balanced breakfast can help achieve weight loss

There is no excuse for skipping breakfast once you see these super fast and simple recipes. Moreover, each one is healthy, and that feels just right. All- American Granola Photo: Oxmoor House Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with dried cherries and sliced almonds, this pantry staple is easy to customize. You can add dried … Continue reading Start your morning off right with these 3 healthy breakfast ideas! 

Choosing a quick fix diet to lose weight rapidly may be unsustainable and can lead to a long term unhealthy relationship with food.  Sustained weight loss can come with managing a proper daily calorie deficit, safely increasing your physical activity, reconsidering your carb intake, and getting a good night’s sleep. Read the full article on … Continue reading Looking to Lose Weight Fast?….Think Again

The holiday season is over and getting back on track might be tough for many of us. After the excesses of the holidays, our body needs to revitalize itself and regain its vitality.  Of importance in doing so is ridding your body of any accumulated toxins. Below are tips to get you back on track … Continue reading 4 tips to get back on track after the holidays

Detox water is one of the most popular diet craze for weight loss to come around in a long time, and for great reasons. Not only can you drink detox water to lose weight, it tastes delicious and helps flush your body of toxins. Start every morning by drinking two large glasses of pure water to kickstart … Continue reading 3 Fat Burning Detox Waters For Weight Loss

The dawn of a new year is an opportunity to review the good and bad habits which had prevailed during the previous year.  Millions around the world make the familiar New Year’s resolutions to go on a diet or join a gym.  At DietSensor, we believe there are simple ways to achieve your healthy goals, … Continue reading Six good resolutions to take in 2018

Oh yes – It is possible to celebrate the season without gaining weight! Even if you are motivated, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem quite overwhelming. However, you can still have fun without giving up your healthy habits. Here are some simple strategies to avoid holiday weight gain: Do … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Today 1.1 billion people are affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) globally.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that an average of 59.3 million new cases of hypertension are identified each year.  Hypertension is responsible for almost half of deaths caused by heart attack or stroke.  Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment and … Continue reading Nutritional Advice to Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Are you short of ideas for festive meals? Try some recipes that replace unhealthy fats with good ones such as omega-3 fatty acids. These unsaturated fatty acids are essential for proper functioning of our bodies. They act as energy reserves and intervene in the production of certain nutrients by the body. Omega-3 fatty acids can … Continue reading Holiday Season Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Christmas is just around the corner, and you’re still struggling for a healthy meal plan?  When it comes to desserts, it’s hard to find a way to make them healthy. However, it is good to know that you do not have to deprive yourself to be healthy. At the end of the Christmas meal, don’t … Continue reading Some Healthy Dessert Recipes For Christmas

Sugar is strongly present in our daily diet, regardless of our culture, our origins or our food preferences. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), sugar consumption of simple sugars (Simple sugars are carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed by the body to produce energy. They contain only one or two units of sugar or … Continue reading Simple Ways To Avoid Hidden Sugar in Foods

It is not always easy to make the best healthy choices when eating during the holidays.  This time of year, as tables are well stocked with the finest of treats, it is too easy to eat food that is higher in fat and calories.  Eating an excess of these rich foods can sabotage your health … Continue reading DietSensor: Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season

Counting calories is an important part of making smarter nutritional choices. Dieticians, nutritionists, and fitness experts alike now recommend looking beyond the quantity of calories, and measuring the macronutrients of the food you eat in order to achieve weight loss goals. This is now being called macro dieting. Macro dieting aims to feed the body … Continue reading The Importance of Macronutrients in Weight Loss

A low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests. Eating between 825 and 850 calories a day for three to five months put the disease into remission in almost half of patients in a new study, according to the Daily Mail. The Diabetes … Continue reading Low-calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds

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If you’re anything like the team at DietSensor, some days you just want a simple meal without too much effort.  And, if you or a loved one has diabetes, we know how difficult it is to find suitable recipes with a reasonable glycemic index. ? ? This quick, under ten minute breakfast or lunch has … Continue reading Hummus and Avocado Sandwich

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There are different myths and misunderstood facts that circulate about weight-loss, health, fitness and food choice. Some of these are simply urban legends, while others may have been true at some point.  Today, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that weight-loss has a direct connection to the quality and quantity of the food that we eat.  … Continue reading Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?

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If in ancient times, being fat was a symbol of wealth and abundance, nowadays, it is a common fact that overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems. Moreover, the subject of childhood obesity is becoming an ever-greater social concern at present. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is … Continue reading Childhood obesity: an ever-greater social concern

In the modern society, people keeps pushing the emphasis on being thin. In fact, for many people, being thin is vital to be considered beautiful. Obese or overweight people are socially ostracised. For many of them, the only way out of that vicious circle is to lose weight drastically. Dieting can be long and full … Continue reading Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?

Obesity has reached the point of a global epidemic, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).  A person is considered obese when their body mass index exceeds 30.  Today, obesity affects more than 2.8 million people each year and this number is increasing constantly.  Excess weight kills approximately 3.4 billion … Continue reading Global Obesity Epidemic – Time to Act Decisively

As we all may know, money does not buy health.  Diabetes, like other chronic diseases, does not discriminate based on gender, wealth or popularity.  If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, wallowing in self-pity will not be of any help.  Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, try to see things differently and establish … Continue reading Diabetes: Everyone Is At Risk, Even Celebrities

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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” So goes one of the most popular English proverbs.  For most, regular fruit consumption will have a positive impact on overall health.  But those with diabetes are often told to avoid certain kinds of fruits, particularly those with a high level of fructose.  Managing blood sugar is … Continue reading Impact of Fruit Consumption on Blood Sugar Level

The DietSensor mobile application will help you analyze and manage your daily intake of key nutrients.   In just one week, the app will help you change your eating habits by identifying the best foods for you, and which nutrients you need more or less of. Using the mobile app is extremely easy.  You just … Continue reading DietSensor Helps You Manage a Healthy Diet

It is no easy task to navigate the endless directions and advice from thousands of food experts.  Nor is it easy to stick to an daily nutrition recommendation.  Did I eat the recommended 15% of the daily intake of proteins? What about 50% of carbohydrates? At DietSensor, eating healthy is what we do. The new … Continue reading DietSensor’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions

The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family.  However, these gatherings are often centered on a meal – which can make things very challenging for individuals with diabetes.  Too much worry about portion selection can induce stress and anxiety.  The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests to start meal planning in … Continue reading Keeping Diabetes in Control During the Holidays

In 1992, the USDA sought to convey to Americans what it meant to maintain a healthy diet using a colorful and easy to understand graphic – the food pyramid.  The food pyramid was utilized by schools, government programs (such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and various major media outlets to convey the elements of a healthy … Continue reading From MyPyramid to MyPlate – Food Recommendations from Special Interests

Eating a junk food diet can be as damaging to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study. The problems caused by eating junk food or a diet high in fat are similar to those found in type 2 diabetes, the new research shows. The study took rats and fed them a diet of either junk food – consisting of cheese, chocolate bars and marshmallows - for eight weeks or a special food that was high in fat for five weeks.

This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-relate

Hoping to pop on a wearable fitness tracker and watch the pounds melt off? Dieters are better off using another strategy.

The upward trend in obesity among children continues unabated, say researchers. Recent reports have hinted that childhood obesity is beginning to improve in some U.S cities, at least for the youngest kids who are preschool age. But for the entire population of children ages two to 19 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity continue to climb, as they have been since 1999.

Almost every day in the news you hear about a new study coming out either praising or villainizing a type of food - one day your cup of coffee is an indulgent treat and the next day it is associated with protective health benefits. This yo-yoing can cause confusion and may lead you to unnecessarily demonize foods and the nutrients in them.

Rates of obesity in the United States are high, and among women they are increasing. The number of Americans who are overweight or obese continues to reach shocking highs, with some estimates that more than two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese. Now, a new study reveals that while obesity rates in men have plateaued, rates have continued to rise among women.

The human race has a paradoxical energy crisis. We are drowning in stored energy (fat), something evolution did not prepare us for. Excess body weight now poses the greatest threat to healthy survival. How did we get here and how might we take back control of body weight?

Tens of millions of Americans are on diets each year. And virtually every one of them (about 95% according to most studies) is unable to lose weight and keep it off. This can be really demoralizing. And yo-yo dieting – repeatedly losing weight by dieting and subsequently regaining it – can actually be bad for … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight? 

Which works better to improve the cardiovascular health of those who are overweight - dieting, exercise or a combination of both? A Saint Louis University study finds it doesn't matter which strategy you choose - it's the resulting weight loss that is the protective secret sauce.

Most diets don't work because they're impossible to stick with for the long term. Try following these principles for successful sustainable weight loss.

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Heart disease is very important as it is the leading cause of death among American: on average, one person dies every 39 seconds, according to recently published data from the American Heart Association. Here is a list of the bad habits and how to overcome or avoid them everyday life.

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.

If you have a low level of vitamin D, taking this inexpensive supplement may help you prevent diabetic retinopathy, one of the most serious complications of diabetes. This is the most common reason why some people with diabetes lose their vision.

As consumer demand for plant-based and vegan proteins continues to rise, we've set out to tackle 4 of the most popular plant-based protein myths head on! Plant-base proteins are here to stay! And rightfully so! While some of the more loyal whey protein enthusiasts have had their doubts (often citing myths like the 4 we’re about to debunk), plant-based proteins can offer some incredible benefits!4 Myths About Plant-Based Proteins (Debunked)Myth Number 1: All plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins – making them less useful than their complete, animal-based counterparts.First and foremost, the notion that all plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins is blatantly and utterly false. While a good number of plant-based proteins may be incomplete, there certain plants and grains – like quinoa and buckwheat – that have been recognized as being complete proteins.1-2 What’s more, an “incomplete” protein (regardless of where it may be sourced from), is far from useless so far as our bodies are concerned. “Incomplete” proteins earn the designation because they’ve been found to be missing one or more of the nine essential amino acids (i.e. those amino acids that the body needs in order to function, but can’t synthesize on its own). When we ingest an incomplete protein – in any form – our bodies don’t ignore it because it’s incomplete; instead, they treat it like any other protein source and break it down into its component amino acids, which are then stored in the body until they are needed. The body’s ability to combine amino acids from multiple sources leads us directly into myth number two!

Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you’re doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends. If you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scales and not seeing your fat deposits melt away, there could be a number of reasons for that. Let’s take a look at why that might be.

A recent study shows that people who regularly eat tree nuts — including almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts and cashews — also have lower risks for Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease. However eating unlimited amounts can easily add an extra hundred calories a day to you diet, which could lead to weight gain and increased cholesterol levels. DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo, introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier. Discover how !

If you want to see best results from a training program, proper nutrition is critical. This means proper intake of calories, macro nutrients - protein, carbs & fats... Learn why they are important and the best time to have them.

Members of the Nutrition Coalition said Americans followed the government dietary guidelines at the same time obesity burgeoned. One graph supplied by the Nutrition Coalition's members showed when the government's dietary recommendations became official in the late 1970s, the obesity epidemic of the American people began and accelerated. Other data showed the public has followed the dietary guidelines, despite claims to the contrary. This means Americans have cut their consumption of saturated fats and increased their consumption of carbohydrates.Last, the Nutrition Coalition charged that, despite all the evidence against it, the official narrative has not changed since it began. The dietary committee today names three "dietary patterns," yet all are essentially the same -- low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets.

According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.

The US diet has changed dramatically in the last 200 years. Many of these changes stem from a single factor: the industrialization and commercialization of the American food system. We've outsourced most of our food preparation, placing it into the hands of professionals whose interests aren't always well aligned with ours.

Humanity is putting on weight. Across the globe, in wealthy countries and developing nations, among children and adults, an increasing number of people are overweight or obese. Today, nearly 40 percent of the world’s adults fall into one of those categories, according to new estimates by a global network of researchers called the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.

In past, nutritionists have debated inclusion of mango in diet for diabetics because researches stated that carbs present in it were mostly simple sugars that got readily absorbed in bloodstream vis-a-vis complex carbohydrates. Studies also stated that 30 per cent of sugar in mango is fruit sugar fructose which is metabolized in liver and is seen to raise one's triglyceride levels. Both these facts (now with a solution) made the mango disappear from the plate of diabetics.

Protein is essential for living organisms. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Protein is composed of long-chain amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle. Your body produces 11 amino acids and the others—the 9 so-called essentials amino acid — you must consume from food. How would you know if you’re protein deficient ? In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue and protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Even for people who is willing to lose weight, it has been shown in studies that adequate protein is needed for weight loss to balance blood sugars and prevent muscle breakdown.

Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease. Yet despite all these benefits, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult. Eating a nutritious diet has many benefits, including potential weight loss.

Adding ‘exercise’ labels on packaging won’t solve the obesity problem. Instead, stick to a simple message: eat three balanced meals a day

The obesity epidemic has gone global, and it may be worse than most thought. "Let food be thy medicine" Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said. This suggests that one should be mindful with whatever he consumes because food can also cause several diseases. For instance, too much sugar and fat can cause diabetes and overeating can cause one to be overweight or obese.

A whopping 65 percent of people want to reduce the amount of fat in their diets, according to a recent Nielson survey, despite overwhelming research that shows low-fat diets may actually promote weight gain. So how has this monster of myth lived for so long? Because people still think fat makes them fat, says Donald K. Layman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. And because the government’s new Dietary Guidelines for Americans still tell them to cut down on fat intake, particularly saturated fat. Read more here: au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

If you're ready to jump off the not-so-fun merry-go-round of conventional but ineffective dieting, you might be relieved to learn that weight loss isn't impossible. It's simply unlikely when you follow the loudly touted dieting myths that lead so many astray. Here are the top eight that you need to dismiss from your weight loss strategy. Read this short infographic.

An infographic reveals the amount of exercise required to work off fast food including KFC, McDonald's and a Pizza Express Margherita pizza - and women have to work out longer than men.

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Every magazine, twitter post, newspaper, online article, personal trainer, and even gym buddy will have the latest nutrition or dieting tip for you. But unfortunately these fad ideas will not bring you the results you want and can even be harmful. Find 12 Myths about nutrition in this article that are worth to know! Make sure you get your nutritional advice from a reliable source; a Registered Sport & Exercise Nutritionist.

A recent study found that teenagers who don’t eat a good breakfast are more likely to be obese and have high blood sugar in adulthood. Statistical analysis showed that teens with poor breakfast habits were 69% more likely to be obese and have high fasting glucose in their 40s than their peers who ate a good breakfast. A “good breakfast” should include protein, healthy fat and a source of carbohydrates like fruit or vegetables or minimally processed grain.

This video explains the science behind energy balance and how it affects you. It provides practical tips – small steps that you can incorporate in your lifestyle to reach a healthy balance!

The last thing you want from a diet is a risk to your health. Any diet should provide sufficient calories and not fall seriously short on important nutrients or entire food groups. The Best Diets for Healthy Eating rankings weigh nutritional completeness and safety, with particular emphasis on safety, based on ratings in those categories of 5 (best) to 1 (worst) by a panel of experts. (See how we did it.) Of the 35 popular diet programs ranked by U.S. News, the government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan stood at the top of the Healthy Eating list.

Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract at large, and for helping you feel full. Find here a list of high fiber foods.

Approximately two-thirds of the developed world is overweight; in US, about 75 percent of US men and 67 percent of US women are now either overweight or obese. Most people believe losing weight follows a simple equation: eat less, move more. But this simply isn't true. Your Body Tends to Self-Regulate Based on Available Energy. To Lose Fat You Need to Retrain Your Body to Burn Fat for Fuel. Low-Fat High-Carb Recommendations Have Been All Wrong. The number one recommendation is to EAT REAL FOOD. The second principle is to cut back on the number of times you're eating each day. Third point, exercise will not produce significant weight loss without addressing your diet, but when done in combination it can be significantly beneficial.

This article says we have a love/hate relationship with diet apps, they help us on the road to success but recording everything you eat and do can get…exhausting. When we hit “app fatigue” we end up cutting corners and actually getting less out of the app. It gives a few tips for keeping up the motivation for app’ing so that it is more effective than stressful.

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With DietSensor, food logging automation will become possible, with SCiO, the first molecular sensor that fits in your hand, and with the first bluetooth pocket scale. Almost the magic tool that diet apps users dream of. Get to know how DietSensor works here