Diet fads may come and go, but what are the real trends gaining momentum in the American diet? This article discusses a new survey pointing out how the American diet has changed over the last three decades. Find out whether we’re moving in the right direction – or not.
What are trace minerals – and do you need more of them if you do strenuous workouts? Find out more about these under appreciated minerals, how they’re impacted by exercise and how to make sure you’re getting enough of them.
Is there a new reason to eat eggs and egg whites? A new study shows a protein in egg whites helps to lower blood pressure similarly to some blood pressure medications. Find out more about this new discovery and the other health benefits of eggs and egg whites.
Is a common spice you probably have in your kitchen cabinet as effective as a prescription weight loss medication? That’s what a new study suggests. Find out more about ginger, why it may be your ally when it comes to controlling your weight and more about the health and weight loss benefits of other spices.
What you eat matters but so does what you cook it in. You need a certain amount of fat in your diet for health reasons, but many people get the too much of the wrong kinds of fat and eat too many foods prepared with unhealthy cooking oils. This is particularly true when you go [...]
Sugar certainly does nothing good for your waistline, but it also has undesirable effects on other aspects of your health. Find out how sugar raises your risk for heart disease and premature aging and how you can reduce the impact of sugar on your health.
Buying low-fat products sounds like a good idea in theory but it’s not always a good investment for your health. It’s best to buy unprocessed foods as much as possible but when you do buy a packaged item, make sure you choose full-fat versions of these foods.
Read what a new study shows about skipping meals and how it impacts your food choices, and, potentially, your weight.
If you’re trying to improve the quality of your diet, mushrooms are a great addition to your healthy eating plan. A new study reveals a surprising new health benefit of eating mushrooms. Find out more about the new health benefits of mushrooms and why they’re a great addition to the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
You may be eating a diet that contains enough iron – but how much are you absorbing? There’s evidence that pre-menopausal women who are physically active are at greater risk for iron deficiency. This article discusses factors that affect the absorption of iron from the foods you eat and how to make sure your iron levels are adequate.