What new bites are people Googling now? Kansas City, MO–based Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan shares the skinny on some of the hottest health foods and whether you should add them to your diet.
Turmeric: Curcumin, the compound that gives turmeric its bright hue, has numerous potential benefits, ranging from better heart health to delaying the onset of type-2 diabetes. It may also help memory and fight cancer.
Vegan doughnuts: “There aren’t particular health benefits [to these doughnuts] other than being an option for vegans,” says Dulan. In fact, even though they’re vegan, they’re still loaded with sugar and fat.
Jackfruit: The largest tree-borne fruit in the world, jackfruit is promoted by some brands as a meat replacement. But while it’s not actually high enough in protein to meet an active woman’s needs, it is rich in potassium and fiber (about 2.5 grams per cup)—so feel free to toss it into your smoothie.
Cauliflower rice: This low-carb cruciferous has about 5 grams of carbohydrates per cup—versus 46 grams of carbs per cup of white rice.
Sourdough bread: “While it’s delicious, sourdough doesn’t offer any extra health benefits,” notes Dulan.
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