Fad diets seem to be popping up in greater numbers these days. And yet, obesity levels have been on the rise globally, nearly tripling since 1975, according to the World Health Organization. With all the varying nutrition information out there, it can be hard to know what is healthy and what is not.
Although certain foods like dairy, eggs, and fats are contentious topics in the nutrition world — often with conflicting scientific evidence of their health benefits versus dangers — there is a consensus around the health of foods such as whole grains and vegetables.
24/7 Tempo compiled a list of healthy eating habits that will change your life, based on the science behind these foods and choices. We consulted multiple health journals, including Harvard Health Publishing, as well as numerous scientific studies published in The United States National Library of Medicine.
Whole foods — such as unprocessed grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh fish — are healthy staples in most diets, as opposed to processed foods and snacks that often contain high amounts of sodium and sugar — essentially calories empty of much or any nutritional value. Here are 27 top ways to cut sugar and boost your health.