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Artisanal Whole Wheat Is Not Healthier Than White Bread

Updated | For many health-conscious people, bread equals temptation. Burgeoning shelves of multigrain loaves, friends passing around sourdough starters, and attaching the word artisanal to the ancient combination of yeast, flour and water has led many consumers to believe that whole grain bread is healthier than industrial white bread. That trend has made for a lot of expensive sandwiches. Fortunately, a new study by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science is here to help. In the study, newly published in Cell, researchers randomized 20 participants to consume either processed whit
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Vegetarian And Vegan Diets Aren't Necessarily More Healthy

Just because it's vegetarian doesn't make it healthy (duh) Pexels Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn’t really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think vegetarian or vegan) included a lot of processed foods, such as sugary beverages and French fries, were more likely to develop heart disease or die during the study period than people who avoided processed food—even if that meant eating a little meat. Previous studies have found that pe
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Should You Feed Your Kid Probiotics?: It’s not as simple as you think.

Read our interview with article coauthor, Jack Gilbert, director of the Microbiome Institute. Probiotics have been around for centuries. They form part of our ancestral and contemporary diets and have long been associated with positive health benefits. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” They are found in many foods, including yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and other fermented products. They are also found in breast milk. On the other hand, most commercially available probiotics