Processed foods are a staple on store shelves. Unless you stick to the perimeter of the grocery store, you’re probably going to be tempted by a packaged item or two. Just how much DOES processed food make up the American diet? Find out what a new study shows.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
You already know you lose muscle mass and strength as you age and that you need protein to build the muscle tissue you need to stay strong – but how much? Research suggests that after the age of 60 you might need more than you did when you were young. Here’s why.
Next time you have a salad, add some egg to the mix. As a new study shows, doing so may help you absorb more nutrients from the colorful veggies in your salad bowl. Here’s why.
You’ve probably heard that broccoli is an anti-cancer vegetable. That’s true – but the benefits you get from broccoli has a lot to do with how you prepare it. Are you tapping into the full anti-cancer power of broccoli? Find out.
Fiber- you often hear that most people don’t get enough of it but what about people who eat copious amounts of fiber? Are there health risks to eating too much fiber? Find out what research
Did you know scientists use nutrient profiling to determine which fruits and vegetables are most nutrient-rich? Of course, all non-starchy vegetables and fruits are nutritious and contain natural compounds that promote health – but which is more nutrient dense? Find out what a study showed.
Are you trying to add more omega-3s to your diet? You might be tempted to take a fish oil supplement, but before popping a fish oil capsule, think twice. Here’s why.
It’s important to get enough protein in your diet, especially if you work out but protein quality matters too. How is the quality of a protein determined? Read on and discover two factors that impact protein quality.
A variety of factors dictates whether the macronutrients you eat are used as energy, stored as fat, or used to build muscle tissue. One of these factors is nutrient partitioning. Find out what nutrient partitioning is, the hormones that influence it, and how lifestyle impacts it.
At one time, people thought vitamin C might prevent the common cold. Whether it has any effect at all on upper respiratory infections is still unproven, but a new study points out another possible advantage of dietary vitamin C – it may offer some of the same benefits exercise does. Find out more about this intriguing finding.