The #1 Best Food to Eat to Live to 100, Science Says

Susan S. Johnson

Food is a large factor in living a long, healthy life, and many Americans are eating diets that are harmful to their overall health.

A study published in Circulation looked at participants who either fell under the category of a “Western” diet, which is heavy in red meat, processed foods, refined grains, and sugar, or a “Prudent” diet, which is mostly made up of legumes, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and whole grains.

After an 18-year follow-up, researchers found that those who were adherent to the prudent diet saw a 17% decrease in total mortality risk a 28% lower risk of

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Eating Too Much of This Food Can Cause Health Problems in Men, Says Science

Susan S. Johnson

A diet rich in plant-based foods can help everyone stay healthy, but eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains is especially important for men. (Information and studies referenced in this article originally written for Meatless Monday refer to cisgender males.)

Statistics show that men are more likely than women to smoke and drink alcohol, make unhealthy or risky choices, and put off regular checkups and doctor’s visits. There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone, and overall, men suffer from heart disease, colon cancer, and lower respiratory disease more

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Surprising Effects of Eating Plant-Based Foods, Science Says

Susan S. Johnson

If you find yourself tossing more plant-based or whole foods—foods that derive from a plant—into your shopping cart, you’re not alone. Current data shows that the plant-food industry is now a $7 billion market, according to statistics from the Plant-Based Foods Association.

In fact, more than 71 million American households, which is 57% of all U.S. households, purchased plant-based groceries in 2020—a 4% increase from the previous year.

Meals that are based around minimally-processed, animal-free items—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses (beans and legumes), nuts, seeds, spices, and oils—have been linked with a multitude of health benefits. And now,

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Want to learn how to eat a healthier diet AND help science at the same time?

Susan S. Johnson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – If you’re an African American between the ages of 18 and 65, there’s a research study at the University of South Carolina looking for participants. The 12-week nutrition study will challenge the way you view food.

The study is called the DG3D. That stands for Diet Guidelines: 3 Diets.

Dr. Mary Wilson is the project manager of the DG3D project. She’s at the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.

Dr. Mary Wilson joined WIS Midday
Dr. Mary Wilson joined WIS Midday(WIS)

For three months, participants will learn how to improve their diet

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