Did you know scientists use nutrient profiling to determine which fruits and vegetables are most nutrient-rich? Of course, all non-starchy vegetables and fruits are nutritious and contain natural compounds that promote health – but which is more nutrient dense? Find out what a study showed.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Are you trying to add more omega-3s to your diet? You might be tempted to take a fish oil supplement, but before popping a fish oil capsule, think twice. Here’s why.
It’s important to get enough protein in your diet, especially if you work out but protein quality matters too. How is the quality of a protein determined? Read on and discover two factors that impact protein quality.
A variety of factors dictates whether the macronutrients you eat are used as energy, stored as fat, or used to build muscle tissue. One of these factors is nutrient partitioning. Find out what nutrient partitioning is, the hormones that influence it, and how lifestyle impacts it.
At one time, people thought vitamin C might prevent the common cold. Whether it has any effect at all on upper respiratory infections is still unproven, but a new study points out another possible advantage of dietary vitamin C – it may offer some of the same benefits exercise does. Find out more about this intriguing finding.
By now you probably know that nuts have a surprising number of health benefits. Munching on nuts may even lower your risk for certain diseases, including heart disease. Is one nut better than another when it comes to health benefits? Find out.
Sprouted grains are trendy right now. Visit a health food store or natural food market and you’ll find a sprouted grain flour, sprouted grain cereals, and even sprouted grain pasta. The question is whether sprouted grains offer more nutrition than unsprouted whole grains. Find out what research shows.
You hear a lot about gut bacteria these days and how eating more probiotic-rich foods helps keep your digestive tract healthy. Yet probiotic bacteria do more than keep your intestinal tract healthy. Here are four reasons why you need more gut-friendly probiotic foods in your diet.
Can eliminating gluten from your diet make you a better athlete? That’s why some athletes believe – but is this backed by science? Read on and find out whether there’s a connection between dietary gluten and exercise performance.
Good health is always in fashion, but food and nutrition trends change. Yesterday’s kale gives rise to tomorrow’s obsession with cauliflower. Read on and find out what the experts predict will be the hottest food and nutrition trends for 2016.