No one likes being sick, but winter brings with it a host of nasty viruses, including the biggest threat – influenza. Fortunately, what you eat impacts how well your immune system does its job of countering those threats. Here’s what you should be eating to stay healthy this winter.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Exciting new research on coffee shows it may lower your risk for health problems AND for dying prematurely. Read on and discover what this new research shows and why this popular beverage is earning points for being healthy.
How much do you know about eggs? Sure, they’re a popular breakfast food but not all eggs are the same. Plus, a lot of people still subscribe to health myths about eggs, believing that eating eggs contributes to heart disease. Read on and discover 8 facts you might not know about eggs.
You eat yogurt for the protein, for the probiotic bacteria, or maybe because it’s convenient. Still, it would be nice if the yogurt you choose to eat has enough gut-friendly bacteria to help you stay healthy – but how do you know? Read on and find out why all yogurts aren’t necessarily the same with regards to the probiotics they contain.
You’ve probably heard that studies show dark chocolate is healthy for your health – but how much dark chocolate or cocoa do you need to consume to protect your heart? Find out what research shows and how to choose
Calcium supplements are among the most popular non-prescription pills women take. The reason? Bone health, of course. However, the role calcium plays in preserving bone density and preventing fractures is being called into question. Here’s why you probably don’t need a calcium supplement.
Changes to how sugar appears on nutrition labels are being considered. Will these changes make it easier to cut back on sugar? Read on and find out what these proposed changes are and how they might offer benefits.
How much zinc are you getting in your diet? Probably less than you think, especially if you eat a predominantly plant-based diet. Getting more zinc may be especially important in the winter months as cold viruses make their rounds. Find out why.
Soybean oil – it’s in most of the products you buy at the grocery store and the foods you eat in restaurants. Some people cling to the idea that soybean oil is healthy – but does science support this idea? Find out what a new study shows.
As you know, most processed foods contain a variety of additives, including preservatives, emulsifiers, and sweeteners. Now research shows some of these additives may destroy healthy gut bacteria that live in your intestinal tract and this may jeopardize your health. Find out how.