Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a...
Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study...
You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake

You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake

After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units...
Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath...

Most milk substitutes are low in iodine – here’s why it matters

Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries. However, our latest research...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
What foods you can eat if you have diabetes

What foods you can eat if you have diabetes

You may worry that having diabetes means going without foods you enjoy. The good news is that you can still eat your favorite foods, but...
Poultry red meat linked to high diabetes risk

Eating a lot of poultry and red meat linked to high diabetes risk

New research links an increased risk of diabetes to higher intake of red meat and poultry, and suggests dietary iron may play a role...
How to lower your blood pressure by using less sodium

How to lower your blood pressure by using less sodium

An important part of healthy eating is choosing foods that are low in salt (sodium chloride) and other forms of sodium. Using less sodium is...
itamin B12 breakthrough makes vegetarian and vegan diets more complete

Vitamin B12 breakthrough makes vegetarian and vegan diets more complete

Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more...
Apple cider vinegar could help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Apple cider vinegar could help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Fall always makes me think of apples … crunchy raw apples, baked apple crisp, caramel apples and apple cider vinegar. Wait, vinegar? Apple cider vinegar has...
Snack attack The 10 most addictive junk foods

Snack attack: The 10 most addictive junk foods

It’s no secret that most of us can’t just eat a single potato chip and put down the bag. But could your favorite unhealthful snacks...
Does caffeine cause dehydration

Does caffeine cause dehydration?

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages...
Can turmeric really shrink tumors, reduce pain and kill bacteria

Can turmeric really shrink tumors, reduce pain and kill bacteria?

Turmeric is a yellow colored spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma...
Almond The next super food

Almonds: The next super food?

Nuts are a great source of many essential nutrients, including fiber, protein (and their constituent amino acids), healthy fats, and a host of vitamins...

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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...