What’s the most filling macronutrient? Protein, of course – but is plant protein as filling as animal protein? Read on and find out more about protein sources and their effect on appetite.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Smoothies – they’re wildly popular but not all are healthy, especially if you buy one at a smoothie shop. Read on and discover how to make your own guilt-free, healthy smoothie at home. Then have fun experimenting!
No doubt fruits and vegetables offer a multitude of health benefits, but can they actually make your skin look younger and more attractive? Intriguing research suggests that eating a diet rich in fresh produce can improve the color of your skin and even protect your skin against aging. Discover yet another reason to eat your fruits and veggies.
Amino acids from protein are the building blocks for muscle growth. If you exercise, you need more protein than a sedentary person – but does it matter WHEN you get it as long as you get enough? Find out whether protein timing really matters – or not.
You often hear people say that whole grain foods are unhealthy and should be avoided. Is there any truth to this idea? Find out what research shows about whole grain foods – the dietary components they offer and whether they have health benefits. You might be surprised.
Olive oil is rich heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat and polyphenol antioxidants. Despite its reputation as being a healthy oil, some people avoid cooking with it because they believe it forms damaging compounds when exposed to heat. Is there any truth to this?
Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now. A number of people are convinced their digestive issues and lack of energy come from consuming gluten, but is gluten sensitivity as common as people think? See what research shows about the prevalence of gluten sensitivity and when it’s not so smart to go gluten-free.
When it comes to health and longevity, most Western countries don’t rank very high. Five areas of the world stand out for their exceptional health and longevity. Find out who they are, what they eat, and why they live so long.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but exercise goes hand in hand with good nutrition. The two work synergistically to help you lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy. Find out why it’s important to “mind your nutrition” even if you work out every day.
The FDA’s move to ban trans-fats is a small victory for health, but it won’t make processed foods that much healthier. Trans-fat, in the form of partially hydrogenated oil, has to be replaced with another type of fat. What will it be – and will it be a healthier alternative?