This month: New supplements are all the rage, researchers try to end the low-fat vs. low-carb debate, how to finally kick that cold, and how millennials are changing our food system for the better.
What is CBD and Why is it in Everything Right Now? While recreational marijuana is still illegal in most states, an industry has blossomed around CBD, a compound that’s found in marijuana but legal to sell in most states. But what is CBD, exactly, and what’s the most effective way to use it? [Bon Appetit]
Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb? Major Study Concludes: It Doesn’t Matter for Weight Loss: A year-long randomized clinical trial has found that a low-fat diet and a low-carb diet produced similar weight loss and improvements in metabolic health markers. Furthermore, insulin production and tested genes had no impact on predicting weight loss success or failure. Thus, you should choose your diet based on personal preferences, health goals, and sustainability. [Examine]
9 Ways Millennials Are Changing the Way We Eat: If you’ve noticed a positive change in food trends over the last 10 years, thank a millennial. [The Washington Post]
Which Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies Actually Work?: We’re still experiencing cold and flu season and many of us have found ourselves turning to some combination of Grandma’s home remedies, health food stores, and integrative health specialists for help. But do these remedies work? [Greatist]
Why Are People Freaking Out About Collagen Peptides – and What Do They Even Do?: Collagen evangelists claim the supplement will help you grow stronger nails, reduce cellulite, and heal your gut. This helpful article breaks down what exactly are collagen peptides, and why we should care. [Greatist]