You’re trying to get enough calcium in your diet, but there’s another factor you may not have considered. How much of it are you absorbing? Calcium absorption can be an issue, especially as you age and if you eat certain types of diets. Find out more about how your diet affects calcium absorption and ways to increase how much dietary calcium your body can use.
Folk medicine practitioners have used herbs for centuries to treat health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Modern scientific studies only recently started investigating some of these herbs to test such claims, but the encouraging study results indicate a few herbs may be important tools in the fight against fat.
Maintaining a normal body weight can be a challenge for many people. The medical community has long supported exercise and healthy eating choices to help patients achieve their ideal body weight. Unfortunately, staying healthy and disease free may be more complicated than just achieving a normal body weight. Recent evidence shows that more than half […]
Does diet play a role in treating depression? Almost 10% of the population suffers from some form of depression. Even though there are medications to treat the symptoms of depression, recent research shows they may only be effective for treating severe depression. This leaves people with mild to moderate depression few treatment options that really work. What about diet? Does it play a role in treating depression?
Despite their reputation for causing weight gain, fats serve a useful purpose in the body. Find out why you need fats and why a very low-fat diet can be unhealthy.
If you are trying to lose weight or are doing your best to maintain a slim figure, you probably think of yourself as something of an expert on the subject of which foods are hazardous to your waistline. However, at least thirteen of the foods and drinks that people commonly think of as healthy are actually capable of stopping you from losing weight. Read on to find out which of these foods are the worst, and to discover more genuinely healthy substitutes.
Are you looking for a way to get rid of stubborn belly fat? It’s a frustrating problem that becomes more pronounced as you get older. Exercise is important, but research shows that changing the composition of your diet may help too. Find out why.
Saturated fat has long gotten a bad rap when it comes to health. But saturated fat may not be the health monster it’s made out to be. Most people replace saturated fats with processed carbs. Find out why this is even more heart unhealthy.
Athletes are at greater risk for iron deficiency, which can affect sports performance, but why is this so? This article discusses four reasons why iron is more of an issue in athletes than it is for sedentary people.
Lactate has some positive benefits when it comes to building lean body composition. Find out how this poorly understood compound that builds up during intense exercise helps you get slimmer and more defined. You’ll also discover how to get the benefits of lactate training.