Understanding how your digestive system is designed and how it works can help you recognize symptoms that indicate when the system isn’t functioning properly. The basics of the digestive system are fairly straight forward and easier to understand than some other body systems.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Ever wondered why cookies, French fries and other unhealthy foods are so appealing when you haven’t had a good night’s sleep? A new study sheds light on how lack of sleep influences your food choices. Find out why it doesn’t pay to walk past a vending machine or a fast food restaurant when you’re tired.
Can tiny bacteria that make their home in your intestines make it easier to control your weight? Find out what new research shows about gut bacteria and the role they play in weight gain and obesity.
Can vitamin C make your workout feel easier? Find out what a new study shows about exercise, perceived exertion and vitamin C – and why it’s best to get vitamin C from natural sources rather than from supplements.
Dipping your spoon into a cup of yogurt certainly beats eating a sugary dessert, at least in most cases. Unfortunately, some commercial yogurts contain as much added sugar as a couple of cookies. It pays to be informed when you shop for yogurt. Here are tips for choosing a healthy yogurt.
By now, we’ve all heard of free radicals and how bad they are, but what exactly are they? And how do antioxidants help to reduce the damage caused by them?
Understanding the Interaction between Free Radicals and Antioxidants
Is protein the new anti-aging nutrient? Find out why protein requirements go up with age and the effects not getting enough dietary protein can have on your body composition and on your health.
Processed Gluten-free products contain just as much sugar as their conventional counterparts. As far as your body is concerned, you are basically eating a product that is made entirely of sugar. When you trade your conventional pizza crust, brownie mix, and pancakes for gluten-free varieties of the same foods, you exchange one fattening, unhealthy substance for another.
Quinoa, a protein rich grain-like seed, has caught the attention of nutritionist and dieters alike. The super food is high in fiber and packed full of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Unlike most other superfoods, quinoa is cheap and readily available in the majority of grocery stores. Here are just a few ways that quinoa’s unique nutritional makeup can benefit a healthy diet:
Chinese people living in rural areas of the country have a very low rate of obesity. What can we learn from their eating habits? This article discusses five characteristics of the Chinese diet that makes it effective for weight control and overall health.