A new study is shedding light on how much of our diet is made up of processed food.
More than half of our daily calories come from processed food, according to the study and we’re eating more "fake" food than real food.
The study shows a distinction between different levels of processing and the different effects it has on our health. Ultra-processed foods are different in that they contain more chemicals, additives, trans fats and emulsifiers.
These are often used to imitate the taste, texture or other qualities of natural foods, or "to disguise undesirable qualities of the final product," lead study author Carlos Augusto Monteiro, a professor in the Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, told CBS This Morning.
[To view video on YouTube, Click Here.]
To determine if the food you’re interested in falls under the "fake" food or "real" food category, check the ingredient list. Simple is better, and if you don’t understand the ingredients, doctors say think about avoiding that product.
Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told CBS This Morning that ultra-processed foods tend to provide a lot of calories with very few beneficial nutrients, and suggested trying to eat them no more than three to four times per week.
Are you ready for a new workout for the new year? Parkour is an art of movement in which you train the body and mind to move through any environment while overcoming obstacles.
Back to school means back to packing lunches and if the go to PB&J is becoming boring, there are other delicious options available.
Protein is an important part of a balanced diet and can help build strength, muscle and can aid with weight loss.
People typically think of the gym as a "kid free" zone, but YMCA is unique in the sense that when your child is 7 years old, they can actually work out with you.
Surfers are inspiring athletes to adopt their workouts. It turns out the types of drills and exercises surfers do can improve your skills in any competition.
Sometimes picking the best foods for a healthy lifestyle is as simple as buying what's in season at the time. But navigating farmers markets and then finding a way to work those fresh items into meals can be intimidating.
The most popular New Year resolution for Americans is to lose weight, followed by save money and get organized.
Instead of lacing up your shoes for your next workout, consider putting on a tail. Yes, that's right… a tail!
There is a 60-minute workout designed to make sure you get the most out of each second. It's called the Orange Theory.