diet

Why you should pass on the salt

A little sodium in your diet is important for your body to function properly, but too much salt won’t do your health any favors. Dr. Dalal Akoury from AwareMed explains the dangers of a high-sodium diet and how we can cut back on the salt.

Just how dangerous are trans fats?

Heart attacks and strokes fell by more than 6% three years after some New York counties banned trans fats, according to a recent study. But what are trans fats and what makes them so dangerous? Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed explains why we should avoid trans fats all together.

Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice is not as nutritious as fresh fruit, but it can be a healthy part of your diet, if it’s consumed in small portions. Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed explains why it’s important to drink fruit juices in moderation.

Are gluten-free diets worth the hype?

The gluten-free diet has a long history of treating people with celiac disease, a digestive disorder in which your body is abnormally sensitive to gluten, a protein component of wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of those grains. Now, going gluten-free is over a $23 billion industry. Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed explains the history and myths about gluten-free diets.

The biggest diet day of the year? Super Bowl Monday

Forget New Year’s Day…the biggest diet start date—for men —is the day after the Super Bowl. According to a survey by Nutrisystem, one in four NFL fans pack on an average of 10 pounds during football season. And, it’s not just football season overall – the Big Game is also a massive calorie killer on its own. According to the…