Science is interested in aging. In fact, there is a whole field dedicated to the study of aging. Researchers who study centenarians have discovered three things that all people of advanced age have in common: low-sugar diets, low triglyceride levels, and low levels of insulin resistance. Of these factors, the most important is insulin resistance rates.
Are you still sipping a sports drink to get your carbs and electrolytes during a long workout? You may be able to ditch the sports drink for fruit, more specifically, a banana. A new study shows that bananas have more going for them when it comes to replacing lost electrolytes and replenishing glycogen stores than […]
Are you ruining the health benefits of your salad by pouring on an unhealthy bottled salad dressing? If you don’t have time to make your own healthy version, try one of these healthy dressing alternatives to add flavor to your salad – and enjoy the health benefits.
Many of the factors that influence your metabolic rate are the result of pure luck. However, there are certain things that you can do in order to boost your metabolism. Unfortunately, there are also certain things that you can do to slow your metabolic rate, and these habits can easily lead to unwanted extra weight or a failure to lose weight.
It’s not uncommon to return from a week’s vacation several pounds heavier, and it can take weeks to get that extra weight off. The reason? Many vacationers completely change their diet and exercise habits. Fortunately, you don’t have to be saddled with extra weight when you come home. Here are five effective ways to avoid vacation weight gain.
What you eat affects your shape, but can it actually alter your brain as well? New research shows that certain types of diets cause changes in nerve cells and brain pathways that make it easier to gain weight. Find out more.
Ketchup has not always been the savory, yet sweet, dipping sauce that America knows and loves. Originating in Asia, ketchup was originally a salty fish sauce made from anchovies.
Put simply, metabolism refers to the biological processes in the human body that convert food to energy. Of course, there are many factors that affect metabolism like age, body composition, diet, and even genetics. Understanding how metabolism works and what will increase it are important to reaching your health goals.
Aging is a gradual process that happens over years. Have you ever wondered what causes us to age? Genetics is a factor but diet and lifestyle are no less important. Discover four factors that contribute to aging and what you can do about them.
It’s best to get vitamin D naturally, but not everyone gets enough of the “sunshine vitamin.” That’s why vitamin D supplements have become popular. Unfortunately, all forms of vitamin D aren’t equal. Find out why you may not get the full vitamin D benefits from some vitamin D supplements.