Heart disease – it’s the leading cause of death and a disease that’s greatly impacted by diet and lifestyle. Eating whole foods and cutting back on sugar and two steps you can take to lower your risk. Research also suggests that three nutrients may be especially important for keeping heart disease at bay.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Do protein needs change with age? According to a new study they do. To build lean body mass and maintain the muscle you have, you may need to increase your protein intake as you grow older due to a problem called anabolic resistance. Find out what this new research shows.
Is your diet slowing down the aging process or causing you to age faster? What you eat matters when it comes to cellular health and aging. This article discusses four dietary habits that can age you prematurely and how to avoid them.
Have you ever wondered why some people can eat an unhealthy diet and live to be 100 while another person eats a similar diet and gets heart disease in the fifties? It all comes down to genetics and gene expression. A relatively new field called nutrigenomics, that studies issues like this, is growing rapidly. Find out more about nutrigenomics and “personalized nutrition.”
Change is in the air. It’s a new year with new food and nutrition trends. What’s on the agenda for 2015? Find out what healthy foods dieticians and nutrition experts believe will trend upwards in the future.
Saturated fats have been a source of recent controversy. Once believed to be a major contributor to heart disease, the evidence that they’re heart unhealthy is weakening. Also, not all saturated fats have the same effects on the body, plant-based ones, for example, may have some unexpected benefits. This article discusses saturated fats and the role they play in health and heart disease.
When you hear the word “anabolic,” protein is probably the macronutrient that pops into your head. Did you know that carbohydrates also have anabolic effects by helping preserve lean body mass? Find out why you need carbohydrates in your diet, especially if you do high-intensity endurance or resistance exercise.
There’s sugar in almost all processed foods, even foods we don’t expect like condiments and lunch meats. Have you ever thought about what good things happen to your health when you eliminate sugar from your diet? Here are five surprising benefits of eating a low-sugar diet.
It’s no secret that all forms of fiber have health benefits and most people don’t get enough of it. One benefit is the effects of fiber on appetite and satiety. Are all forms of fiber equally effective at controlling appetite? Read on and find out.
Most households have a microwave in the kitchen for quick and convenient food preparation. Some people can’t live without them while others are concerned that microwaving food is unsafe in some capacity. Is there any truth to this?