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Medical information website Medicine Net has explained how much carbs should a diabetic eat. It advises diabetics to consider getting half of their calories from carbs. For people with diabetes, keeping a check on their carb intake would help maintain steady blood sugar levels.
A new study from the University of East Anglia, England, has shown that children who ate a diet rich in fruit and vegetables daily had better mental health. The study, which was published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health, found that teenagers who ate well scored well in mental health assessment.
A new study has shown that the MIND diet, a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets, could improve cognitive functions in older individuals, reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The MIND diet could prevent the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain, which is associated with dementia.
A new study claims that overeating is not the main cause of obesity. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has found that the carbohydrates-insulin model explains why overeating is not the main cause of obesity and not the energy-balance model.
A new study from Mass. General Hospital has found that a healthy diet plays a key role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 and its severity. The study findings published in the journal Gut suggest that public health strategies are needed to improve access to healthy food in order to curb the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A new study has found that daily avocados could help redistribute belly fat in women, but not in men. The study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that one avocado a day helped change abdominal fat distribution in women.
In Berlin, university canteens will be cutting meat from their menus from October in order to combat climate change and carbon emissions. The university canteens in Berlin will offer 68% vegan, 28% vegetarian, and only 4% meat. Scientists believe that animal farming is responsible for carbon emissions.

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