Considering going gluten-free? A number of people are. Discover some of the problems you might encounter when eliminating gluten from your diet and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls of going gluten-free.
Good carbs vs. bad carbs – do you know the difference? Many people are confused about carbohydrates – for good reason. Carbohydrates have been blamed for the obesity epidemic but they’re still an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to know a good carb from a bad one. Here’s what you need to know to make smarter carb selections.
It’s best to buy whole, unprocessed foods but when you do buy something in a package, think before you buy. Food manufacturers want you to think their products are healthy and do their best to portray them in a favorable light. Here are five food labeling deceptions they sometimes use.
Confused about whole grains? Many people are. Are they healthy – or not? Find out the pros and cons of adding whole grain foods to your diet and what research shows about their health benefits.
Tiny but very active bacteria that live in your intestines play a role in controlling body weight. The good news? New research shows you can favorably alter the composition of these bacteria by changing your diet. Find out how gut bacteria impact your weight and how it might be possible to select for ones that reduce the risk of obesity.
It’s a controversial topic – fructose and high-fructose corn syrup. Is it really the driving force behind insulin resistance and obesity? Find out what a new study shows about how your body handles sugar – both fructose and table sugar.
Are you starting the morning with a healthy breakfast? Good for you – but is it a high-protein breakfast? Starting the day with a breakfast high in protein can help tame your urge to snack later in the day. Need some ideas? Try some of these high-protein breakfast ideas.
What are you drinking to stay hydrated when you exercise? There are a number of commercial hydration beverages out there. This article discusses the different types, how they differ and whether you really need them.
Inflammation can damage tissues and increase the risk for health problems – and diet plays a role in systemic inflammation. What about carbohydrates? Is a high-carbohydrate diet pro-inflammatory? Get the full scoop
French cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world and is known for being rich and decadent. Though many books have been written claiming that the French—women in particular–are all fashionably slim, most people can’t subsist on a French diet without seeing the size of their clothes increase. You can, however, still indulge in some great French food with just a few modifications to make it more healthful. You’ll have to say “au revoir” to the fresh baguettes and “adieu” to the creamy cheeses, but fear not; you get to keep the wine!