A hamburger a week, but no more -- that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should be about a serving a day, or less.
Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze.
A new Canadian study shows average sodium consumption of three to five grams a day does not increase the risk of health problems contrary to popular belief, and the risk rises only when intake climbs above five grams a day.
Summertime often brings with it plenty of picnics, barbeques, and ice cream, often washed down with a cold glass of your favorite tipple, but indulging in your favorite calorie-laden summer foods can cause the weight to gradually creep up.