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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
New research suggests that a diet low in carbs may help people burn more calories, lose weight, and maintain the weight loss in the long run.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Dandelion tea offers potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving cholesterol levels, and fighting flu. Most of the research is in vitro or uses animals, so more studies are necessary to confirm its effectiveness in humans. Learn more about the possible health benefits of dandelion tea here.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:00:00 GMT
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Cucumber water is helpful for promoting hydration, weight loss, and lower blood pressure. It is simple to make, and cucumbers are rich in vitamins A and K, as well as potassium and magnesium. It can be a tastier alternative to water. Learn more about the health benefits of cucumber water, and how to make it here.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT
As part of a balanced diet, almonds and almond milk are good options for people with diabetes. These nuts are rich in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates. They may aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Learn more here.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Doctors have used quinine to treat malaria for centuries. It is also what gives tonic water its bitter taste. Learn more about quinine here.
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Spelt is an ancient grain that people can use in place of wheat. Learn about the health benefits of spelt, including its protein content, and how to use it.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Larger fish may contain mercury so people should consume them in moderation. Learn more about the best fish to eat and how to prepare them here.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
BMI is one way of measuring whether a person’s weight is healthy. It takes both height and weight into account. However, it does not provide an accurate reflection of an individual’s body composition. Find out how to measure BMI in adults, children, and teens in this article.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Many people try intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight. Research shows that there are benefits to eating during a short window of time during the day, including improvements in heart health and brain health. Learn more about the best benefits of intermittent fasting here.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking metformin should avoid grapefruit. Learn more.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
A new systematic review finds that a common natural pigment could significantly lower the risk of heart disease and death related to cardiovascular events.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
New research in rodents has tested the cardioprotective benefits of a compound triggered by consuming vegetables, fish, and seafood.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Two new studies suggest that a daily serving of nuts helps stave off weight gain in the long run and benefits cardiometabolic health in women.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Experts worry that energy drinks may impair health, particularly cardiovascular function. They warn that even one energy drink may harm the blood vessels.
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
People tend to eat more when they are given a larger portion of unhealthful food. A new study asks whether the same rule applies for healthful snacks.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Whether or not dairy is good for health has become a controversial topic. New research suggests that fermented dairy may protect the heart.
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