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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT
In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:00:00 GMT
While yogurt is a popular probiotic food, it is not suitable for vegans. However, many other plant-based foods contain probiotics, including miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi. In this article, learn about these and other vegan probiotic foods, including the health benefits they may offer people.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Juice cleanses involve consuming only juice for a few days. Some people claim that they can aid weight loss and detoxify the body, but the evidence is scarce. Learn about the pros and cons here.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMT
Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Carbohydrates provide essential fuel for the body and are necessary for it to function efficiently. Many high-carb foods offer health benefits, such as providing fiber, protein, and key vitamins. In this article, we list the best high-carb foods to include in a healthy diet and explain which of these foods to avoid.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:00:00 GMT
The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoid during a flare-up, along with other diet tips for managing the disease.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Newly published research finds that mannose, a type of sugar, has surprising effects on metabolism, weight gain, and the gut's microbiome.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Probiotics are known to reduce the risk of certain infections. The latest study finds that they may also reduce the need for antibiotics.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
How does a person's taste in foods following weight loss surgery influence how successful the procedure is? A new study may have answered this question.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
People with diabetes need to know how the food and drink they consume affects their blood sugar levels. However, it is a common misconception that they must avoid all sweets or sugary foods. A person with diabetes can still have sweets, as part of a healthful meal plan, or if combined with exercise. Learn more here.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT
New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
New research rehabilitates the heart-healthy role of whole-fat dairy products, as a high intake is found to lower the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:00:00 GMT
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
New research in rodents helps us understand why women are better protected against the harmful effects of excessive body fat than men.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Producers make coconut sugar from coconut palms. Some people may think of it as a more healthful sugar than other kinds, but there is much to consider before a person adds it to their diet as an alternative to sweeteners. Coconut sugar contains both glucose and fructose. Find out the science behind coconut sugar here.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Nuts are one of the best sources of plant-based protein, and they provide a wide range of other nutrients and healthful fatty acids. A diet that contains nuts has the potential to improve both heart and overall health. In this article, we take a look at six of the healthiest nuts and their nutritional profiles.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
A ketone molecule produced by the body during calorie restriction keeps blood vessels young, staving off age-related chronic disease.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They have a rich nutritional profile, with high concentrations of protein and healthful fatty acids. Wide-ranging research suggests that the seeds may reduce symptoms of specific ailments. Learn more about the benefits of hemp seeds here.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT
While many women know that they should avoid sushi during pregnancy, they may wonder whether or not sushi is safe to eat while breastfeeding. There is no reason to avoid eating sushi from a reputable source while breastfeeding. Some types of fish may have health benefits for the woman and baby. Learn more here.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Low insulin sensitivity can cause blood sugar levels to become too high and may lead to type 2 diabetes. Natural ways of improving insulin sensitivity include exercising more, getting enough sleep, eating a diet rich in saturated fats and soluble fiber, and taking certain dietary supplements. Learn more here.
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