Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Gluten is a mixture of proteins in wheat and other grains like barley, rye, and oat. Gluten can cause health problems for those with gluten-related...
Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour...

How beet may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain,...
Carbs or carbohydrates – Good, Bad, or What

Carbs or carbohydrates – Good, Bad, or What?

“Carbs,” or carbohydrates, seem to be making a lot of news these days. Are they good or bad—in fact, what are they? They’re your body’s...
Dietary salt

Dietary salt, the silent killer: How much is too much?

Salt is the universal flavour enhancer and we can’t seem to get enough of it. While preparing food at home, or while buying prepared food...
The type of sugar you eat may trigger fullness

The type of sugar you eat may trigger fullness — or cravings for more...

Sugar gets a lot of bad press, and for good reason. Too much of it increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart attack and...
Thinking you're 'on a diet' is half the problem – here's how to be a mindful eater

Thinking you’re ‘on a diet’ is half the problem – here’s how to be...

Adult obesity rates began to increase dramatically in Western society in the 1980s, due to an increase in the popularity and consumption of high-energy...
Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss – and what the science says

Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss

And what the science says When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins. These five supplements claim to speed up weight...
Should you take dietary supplements

Should you take dietary supplements?

When you reach for that bottle of vitamin C or fish oil pills, you might wonder how well they’ll work and if they’re safe....
6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

You know that folic acid is essential for having a healthy baby -  taking recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily before and...
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Could a cup of Joe a day keep the doctor and death away?

Coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages. About 75 percent of Americans drink coffee; half of them on a daily basis. Prior research...
Ginger combined with chili pepper can lower the risk of cancer, says research

Ginger combined with chili pepper could lower the risk of cancer

For many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers...
Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic –...
Scientist busts 9 big myths about healthy eating

Scientist busts 9 big myths about healthy eating

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...
The only detox you'll ever need

The only detox you’ll ever need

People talk all the time about how they need to "detox". And there's a line of companies a mile long waiting to sell you juices...

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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...
Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Diet is believed to play a role in cancer risk. Current research shows that an estimated 30% of cancers could be prevented through nutritional...
Can ketogenic diet help you lose weight

Can ketogenic diet help you lose weight?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, high-protein, low-card diet that is used primarily to treat epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn...