Healthy dining in convenience stores?

People turn to convenience stores to grab on-the-go food while traveling or as the only alternative when fresh food options like grocery stores are...

How fiber in food could protect the brain during aging

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Illinois find dietary fiber could help reduce brain inflammation during aging. As mammals age, immune cells...

4 things happens when you eat too much salt

Did you know the word “salary” stems from salt and its storied use throughout human history, dating as far back as 6050 BC? It has...

How much protein do you really need?

Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut...

Why American people are eating less meat

Two of every three US consumers surveyed report eating less of at least one type of meat, according to new research. “Many Americans continue to...

Got a picky eater? Here are 11 tips you can try

You finally get home from a long day of work, prepare a nutritious meal and your child refuses to eat it. You try bribing, bargaining...
Strawberries may help reduce inflammation in the colon

Strawberries may help reduce inflammation in the colon

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications and surgery. But now...
People order less when restaurant menus show calories

People order less when restaurant menus show calories

Bye-bye artichoke dip. Heavyweight appetizers and fatty entrees may not get much love when restaurants list calories on their menus. In a new study, Cornell...

Are eggs good for you or not?

The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient,...
What dehydration does to your mind after just 2 hours

What dehydration does to your mind after just 2 hours

Just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new...
What foods you should eat or avoid for healthy blood cholesterol levels

What foods you should eat or avoid for healthy blood cholesterol levels

Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried around the body in the blood. There are two types of forms, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, and high-density lipoprotein,...
What are ‘coffee naps’ and can they help you power through the day

What are ‘coffee naps’ and can they help you power through the day?

Caffeine and napping have something in common. Both make you feel alert and can enhance your performance, whether that’s driving, working or studying. But some...
Spicy food may help you eat less salt

Spicy food may help you eat less salt

Chinese people who enjoyed spicy foods appeared to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attack and...
Anti-inflammatory diet could help you live longer

Anti-inflammatory diet could help you live longer

Adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet was linked lower risks of dying from any cause, dying from cardiovascular causes, and dying from cancer, according to...

Drinking coffee and tea linked to longer life in people with kidney disease

In a new study, researchers find that drinking more caffeine may help people with chronic kidney disease live longer. About 89% of the adult USA...

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Vegan diet best for weight loss

Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
Sugar and cancer

Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater...
5 Nutrient Pairs That Do Wonders to Your Health

5 nutrient pairs that do wonders to your health

Nutrition guidelines can make things look very cut and dry. They tell us to get this amount of that vitamin and that amount of...
Some proteins are better in building muscles than others

Some proteins are better in building muscles than others

Anyone who cares about maintaining muscle mass should care about the quality of their dietary protein, according to a scientific review published in Nutrition...
Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is...
9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...