You need calcium and vitamin D in your diet for bone health. Some people take calcium and vitamin D supplements to make sure they’re getting enough – but is this a good idea? A new study calls this into question, especially in older women. Find out why dietary calcium sources are best and why it’s important to check a vitamin D level.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Looking for a healthy snack or something crunchy to add to your salads and wraps? Nuts are a good choice – but so are seeds. Discover five healthy seeds that have exceptional health benefits and how to add them to your diet.
Eating healthy isn’t always easy or convenient – especially when you’re short on time. This article discusses six nutritional shortcuts you can use to keep your diet healthy even when time is a scarce commodity.
You may have heard about ketogenic diets for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet and what are its benefits and drawbacks? This article discusses the history of ketogenic diets and how they work. It also points out the limitations of such a diet and why a more balanced eating plan is best.
Are you getting enough protein in your diet? If you fall into certain groups, your dietary protein requirements may be higher than the amount currently recommended. Do you fall into one of these categories?
A damaged liver can also lead to liver disease, and since the liver is a vital organ, unlike the gallbladder, liver disease can be deadly. Fortunately, the liver has the amazing ability to regenerate, so if you are willing to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle, then you can improve the condition of your liver, therefore improving your overall health.
Planning a barbecue this Fourth of July? Barbecuing and grilling foods brings out their flavor but it isn’t the best way to prepare food from a health standpoint. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy a Fourth of July barbecue and grilled foods while limiting the health risks. Here’s how.
Artificial sweeteners have been around for a while and they’re still mired in controversy. This article discusses artificial sweeteners and whether they’re a safe alternative to sugar. It also discusses natural sweeteners like Stevia and why cutting back on all sweeteners may be the best option.
Gluten-free, non-GMO, natural, organic – what do all of these labels mean when you see them on a package? This article looks more closely at food labeling and what it means when you see certain terms on a label at the grocery store.
What is nutrient periodization and how can it help you achieve your fitness goals? This article discusses the concept of nutrient periodization and the benefits of adjusting macronutrient intake based on your training.