You’ve heard the term “sugar free” many times and seen products listed as sugar-free or with no added sugar. What do these terms really mean and are they better for you than sugar? Get the scoop on what these terms really mean and whether they’re a healthy choice.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
Sipping coconut water is a popular way to stay hydrated. Some people also drink this “superfood” beverage with the slightly nutty taste for its possible health benefits. Does coconut water really have health benefits and is it a good way to stay hydrated when you work out?
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.
For a while experts have discouraged athletes from using coffee and other caffeinated beverages for hydration during exercise. This is based on the idea that caffeine is a diuretic that increases fluid loss. Now a new study challenges this idea. A pre-workout cup of coffee may be okay for hydration and for exercise performance. Find out more.
Can exercise change the type of bacteria that live in your gut? There’s growing evidence that gut bacteria play a role in obesity and gut and immune health. Now a study suggests exercise may create a healthier population of “good” gut bacteria. Find out more about the role gut bacteria play in health and obesity and what this study shows.
Yes, calcium is important for healthy bones but it needs a “support team” to help it work better. Discover five other nutrients you need for bone health and to lower your risk for osteoporosis.
How do you think of a workout – as a welcome diversion and a pleasant challenge – or as a task you HAVE to do? How you frame your workout may influence whether or not you lose weight by impacting how much you eat a workout is over. Find out what a new study shows about attitude towards exercise and how much you eat after a workout.