Diets that are very low in carbohydrates may not be the best option when it comes to your health. Restricting carbohydrates to 50 grams a day or less could increase the risk for certain health problems. Here are some of the potential drawbacks to a diet that restricts carbs excessively and why eating healthier carbs is a better choice for weight control and health.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Grapes are a traditional gift for the sick, especially when it comes to hospital visits. As it happens, there are some very good reasons to believe that grapes can be beneficial to a person’s body. They are linked to heart health in a number of fascinating ways, and also have a connection with how we age. Consider the following motivations to start snacking on grapes or drinking grape juice.
You like the taste of salt – so you’ve made the switch to sea salt. If you’re trying to lower the amount of sodium in your diet, switching to sea salt may not be the best option. Find out what new research shows about sea salt, sodium and reducing dietary salt.
By now you probably know that sleep is important for controlling your weight and a new study points out why. Find out why lack of sleep causes you to put on weight from a physiological standpoint and tips for keeping this problem under control.
It can be challenging to change a child’s bad eating habits, and some commonly promoted ideas may even be bad for your child’s health. For example, contrary to popular belief, studies show that banning certain foods or drinks actually has a detrimental effect on child psychology. Read on to discover the ten best ways to encourage your child to eat healthy food.
Are you a “label reader” when you shop for groceries? According to a new study, this may work in your favor when it comes to controlling your weight. Find out why reading nutritional labels is important along with strategies for avoiding “nutritional slip-ups.”
You struggle to lose weight only to gain a portion of it back. The good news? A new study shows some of the health benefits stay with you even if you regain some of the weight you lost. How much you regain may also be affected by the type of diet you follow. Find out more.
Plant-based diets have benefits, but can they actually help you live longer? Here’s what new research shows about plant-based diets and the health and longevity benefits they offer. It also discusses the effect plant-based diets have on body weight.
Gaining weight? Don’t blame it on menopause. A new study shows that menopause may not be the “bad guy” it’s been made out to be in terms of unwanted weight gain. The bad news? It can change where you store your body fat. Find out more about menopause, weight gain, body composition and how to keep your youthful physique as you age.
Pumpkin seeds are flat and green, and they have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. They are an excellent addition to cereals, salads and cookie recipes, and they are a perfect afternoon snack. As it turns out, they are also extremely good for your health in some surprising and powerful ways. Read on to discover the […]