Your intestines are full of bacteria. There’s increasing evidence that the composition of the bacteria in your gut plays a role in controlling fat, especially belly fat. Find out about a new study linking gut bacteria to body weight and whether changing the type of bacteria in your gut by getting more probiotics helps with weight control.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Dietary fiber – you already know it’s important. Fiber-rich meals are among the most filling. Now a new study points out why. Find out how fiber is connected with satiety, how it controls your appetite and a newly discovered link between your brain and intestinal tract.
One of the most dangerous lies of mainstream weight-loss advice is the notion that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and if the number of calories you consume is fewer than the number you burn, you will lose weight. Many struggle with their weight, even as they follow this advice. They count calories […]
Are you considering buying a protein supplement? It’s best to get protein from food sources when possible but if you do take a protein supplement, here are some things to consider. Discover more about the types of protein supplements and what you can expect from them.
“Fat” is an unfortunate pejorative term that we’d all probably be better off without. Aside from serving no real purpose other than to make people feel bad about their body image, it also obscures the nutritional importance of dietary fats. The body needs a variety of fats on a daily basis to function properly. If […]
Protein is all the buzz when it comes to building muscle – but what about dietary fat? This article discusses the role dietary fat plays in building muscle and preserving lean body mass. It also talks about the important role of omega-3s.
Looking for a summer superfood to add to your diet? Look no further than the avocado. Avocados have some surprising health benefits you don’t find in other fruits. Discover what they are and how to enjoy the health benefits that avocados offer.
Are hard, rough foods better for you? Your mind might think so. Find out how food texture influences how much people eat and other ways our brains can fool us into making the wrong food choices or eating too much.
Vegetarian diets may offer certain health benefits – but what about athletes? This article discusses vegetarian diets as they relate to endurance and strength exercise and whether they have a negative impact on sports performance.
Loss of muscle mass with age is a major health problem. No wonder researchers are looking for natural ways to preserve muscle strength and mass. Could a natural ingredient in green tomatoes offer benefits? Find out what a new study shows about muscle growth and an ingredient in green tomatoes.