Did you know that appetite hormones play a big role in controlling your level of hunger? One called leptin is more accurately a satiety hormone. Just recently, scientists gained new insights into leptin and how it controls appetite and contributes to obesity.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Diet fads and trends come and go. One we’ve been hearing about for a few years now is the alkaline diet. What is an alkaline diet and does it have health benefits? Let’s see what science shows.
You might think of beets as being a bright red veggie that goes in salads but beets are becoming better known for the juice that comes from them. This article looks at the claims that beetroot juice enhances exercise performance based on current research.
If you look in your kitchen, you probably have at least a few plastic products hanging around – in your cabinets or in your refrigerator. Even some of your appliances may have plastic parts. Unfortunately, some plastics contain a controversial chemical called BPA that’s best avoided. Here are some simple ways to keep BPA out of your kitchen.
B vitamins are involved in energy production. Does that mean you need more B vitamins if you work out? Find out what research shows about this issue and which B vitamins are most important for athletes.
Vitamin D – you need it for healthy bones, for strong muscles, and a healthy immune system but a significant number of people aren’t getting enough. How about you? Here are 5 factors that can reduce your vitamin D level.
There’s evidence that caffeine can improve exercise endurance during moderate-intensity exercise – but what about dark chocolate? Read on and discover why dark chocolate could be the next ergogenic aid.
If you lift weights to improve your fitness level and build muscle, you like to see results. You already know that eating a balanced diet with enough protein gives an edge – but what about probiotics? Find out what a new study shows about gut-friendly bacteria and how they could help you build muscle.
Salt adds flavor to foods – but does it also encourage us to overeat? That’s what a new study shows. Find out more about the impact salt has on your brain chemistry and how much you eat at a meal.
If you’re looking for a natural approach to lowering your cholesterol, adding an avocado a day to your day may help. A new study shows avocados are a heart-healthy food with surprising health benefits. Find out how avocados could help you improve your lipid profile.