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.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
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.
Now there may be another reason to avoid processed foods – they’re a source of food additives called phosphates. Consuming too many of these food additives is risky for people with kidney disease but there’s growing concern that they may be problematic even for normal, healthy people. Find out more.
Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy is slowly rising – but why? Part of it is related to better treatment of diseases and early detection, but a new study shows diet may play a role too. Are Americans actually eating healthier? Get the full story.
Natural sweeteners are better for you than sugar? Right? In some, but not all, cases. Read on and discover the pros and cons of some of the most popular natural sweeteners on the market.
A new study links red and processed meats to a higher risk for cancer. Should you be concerned? Find out more about this study, the conclusions it reached, and WHY processed meat might be linked with cancer.
Apples and green tomatoes – sure, they’re good for you – but can they help you preserve lean body mass as you age? Find out what new research shows about compounds in green tomatoes and apples and how they might protect against age-related muscle loss.
No doubt, whole grain, hot cereal is heads and tails healthier than most packaged, cold cereals – but are some healthier than others? Read on and discover the types of whole grain cereal options available to you and the pros and cons of each.
Foods have a certain number of calories, but it may be different than what’s listed on the label. That’s because your body can’t absorb every calorie that it takes in. Find out more about digestion, absorption, and the possibility of “free calories.”