Welcome to The Latest Advice — Eat This Not That! Here you will find the latest advice on how to make healthier food choices. We provide information on the nutritional value of different foods, as well as tips on how to make healthier choices. We also provide recipes and meal plans to help you make the most of your food choices. Whether you are looking to lose weight, improve your overall health, or just want to make smarter food choices, this is the place for you. So let’s get started and learn how to make healthier food choices today!
The Latest Advice — Eat This Not That
It’s no secret that what we eat has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. But with so many different diets and nutrition advice out there, it can be hard to know what to eat and what to avoid. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date with the latest advice on what to eat and what not to eat.
When it comes to eating healthy, the best advice is to focus on whole, unprocessed foods. This means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods, which are often high in added sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.
When it comes to specific foods, here are some of the latest recommendations:
- Eat more plant-based proteins, such as beans, lentils, and nuts.
- Choose whole grains, such as oats, quinoa, and brown rice, over refined grains.
- Opt for healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts, instead of saturated fats.
- Choose low-fat dairy products, such as skim milk and low-fat yogurt.
- Eat more fish, such as salmon, tuna, and sardines, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Limit your intake of red and processed meats, such as bacon and hot dogs.
- Avoid sugary drinks, such as soda and juice, and opt for water instead.
By following these simple tips, you can make sure you’re eating the right foods to keep your body healthy and strong.
Even though it seems like only yesterday people were calculating the date they could feel fully protected by their COVID-19 vaccination, boosters are increasingly being recommended for wider swaths of the population.
In fact, now a second booster is an option for many Americans. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized a second booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for everyone 50 and older and for people with certain conditions that make them immunocompromised.
Additionally, the CDC says all adults who completed a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine should now receive a second booster from either Pfizer of Moderna. In all cases, a second booster can be administered at least four months after the first booster.
This latest guidance on boosters comes on the heels of many changing recommendations. In November 2021, the FDA and CDC said all adults 18 or older are eligible for a booster shot six months after completing their primary vaccination series if they started with Pfizer or Moderna—or two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.
In December 2021, the FDA authorized (and CDC approved) the Pfizer booster for 16- and 17-year-olds. But for J&J recipients, the advice changed a few weeks later when the CDC recommended that vaccines other than J&J’s should be preferred, citing links between the vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder.
Then, in early May this year, the FDA severely restricted use of J&J, citing the risk for the blood-clotting disorder. The FDA said J&J should be used only for those unable to receive another vaccine because it is “not acceptable or clinically appropriate” or for those who would otherwise not receive another vaccine. Furthermore, the FDA in mid-May authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their second dose. A Pfizer booster is already approved for adolescents ages 12 to 15 at least five months after their second dose. (Moderna is only authorized for ages 18 and up.)Meanwhile, boosters became increasingly important as the highly contagious Omicron variant caused a surge in cases last winter, and now there are concerns about a BA.2, a subvariant of Omicron that swept across Europe in March.COVID-19 booster shots are not a new idea. Since the vaccines were first introduced last December, scientists have acknowledged that boosters may someday be needed.”The main question is how long the immunologic protection against SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, lasts,” says Albert Shaw, MD, PhD, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. “And since we are learning about COVID-19 in real time, this is hard to know definitively.”The recommendation of boosters doesn’t represent a failure of the existing vaccines, Dr. Shaw notes. “People get confused—or they think something is wrong—when guidance changes with COVID-19, but we have to remember that we are learning about this as we go,” he says. We compiled a list of booster-related questions to ask Dr. Shaw. His answers are below. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.