Almost half of all Americans take some kind of supplement, most commonly a multi-vitamin. Taking a multi-vitamin sounds like an easy way to ensure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy – but is it really a good idea from a health standpoint?
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Who knew that something so tasty could be so healthy? There are many compounds found in cherries that are being studied for their health benefits. Among other conditions, cherry juice can be used to treat inflammatory disease, heart disease, and even cancer.
Both men and women experience food cravings, but there are differences in the types of foods they crave and what brings on the cravings. Find out more about food cravings and gender differences as well as tips for keeping cravings under control
Raspberries are delicate, sweet fruits that are a rich shade of red. They taste delicious as a snack between meals, and they can be added to smoothies or milkshakes. In addition to being one of the most popular fruits, raspberries are also extremely good for the human body. Read on to discover eleven surprising ways in which eating plenty of raspberries can help to improve and extend your life.
With all the parties and sweet indulgences, it’s not surprising that weight gain is common around the holidays. Most people assume they’ll quickly lose those extra pounds once the festivities are over and they return to the normal routine, but shedding “extra insulation” that comes from sipping eggnog and noshing on cheesecake can be challenging. A better plan is to prevent it in the first place. Why is weight gain so common around the holidays and how can you avoid it?
Processed foods have been labeled as “bad” – but are they always? Find out what processed foods really are and why some types of processed food are worse than others. You’ll also get tips for avoiding the unhealthiest types of processed foods.
Can a nutrient-rich diet help keep hunger under control? Find out what research shows about nutrient-density and the role it plays in controlling appetite. You’ll also find out how to choose foods that fight hunger.
If you do endurance exercise or high-intensity workouts or are older, you’re at greater risk for zinc deficiency. Find out why you need more of this mineral in your diet if you’re older or athletic and how to get it.
What goes on in your brain has a direct influence on how much you eat, cravings and the types of foods you choose. One brain chemical in particular, dopamine, plays an especially important role in keeping food cravings in check. Find out what role it plays and ways to maximize its benefits through diet and lifestyle.
They’re a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, but how often do you incorporate nuts into your diet? Read on, for a nut-tritous guide to nuts, plus a tempting recipe to try!