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Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients as you get older. Eating a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of various diseases and help you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Certain foods have numerous health benefits and can give your wellbeing a boost.
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The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:00
In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake.

The 10 best probiotics for vegans

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:00
While yogurt is a popular probiotic food, it is not suitable for vegans. However, many other plant-based foods contain probiotics, including miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi. In this article, learn about these and other vegan probiotic foods, including the health benefits they may offer people.

What are the pros and cons of a juice cleanse?

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:00
Juice cleanses involve consuming only juice for a few days. Some people claim that they can aid weight loss and detoxify the body, but the evidence is scarce. Learn about the pros and cons here.

High-fiber foods for a healthful diet

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:00
Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.

Is carrageenan safe to eat?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:00
Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.

Fifteen healthful high-carb foods

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00
Carbohydrates provide essential fuel for the body and are necessary for it to function efficiently. Many high-carb foods offer health benefits, such as providing fiber, protein, and key vitamins. In this article, we list the best high-carb foods to include in a healthy diet and explain which of these foods to avoid.

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:00
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:00
The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoid during a flare-up, along with other diet tips for managing the disease.

What are the benefits of protein powder?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:00
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them.

Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:00
Newly published research finds that mannose, a type of sugar, has surprising effects on metabolism, weight gain, and the gut's microbiome.

Probiotics may help battle antibiotic resistance

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00
Probiotics are known to reduce the risk of certain infections. The latest study finds that they may also reduce the need for antibiotics.

Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:00
How does a person's taste in foods following weight loss surgery influence how successful the procedure is? A new study may have answered this question.

Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:00
People with diabetes need to know how the food and drink they consume affects their blood sugar levels. However, it is a common misconception that they must avoid all sweets or sugary foods. A person with diabetes can still have sweets, as part of a healthful meal plan, or if combined with exercise. Learn more here.

Eating fiber can delay brain aging

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:00
New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice.

Three daily servings of dairy may keep your heart healthy

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 03:00
New research rehabilitates the heart-healthy role of whole-fat dairy products, as a high intake is found to lower the risk of cardiovascular mortality.

What to know about chicken allergies

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:00
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.

Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:00
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid.

How body fat affects men's and women's health differently

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:00
New research in rodents helps us understand why women are better protected against the harmful effects of excessive body fat than men.

Coconut sugar nutrition

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:00
Producers make coconut sugar from coconut palms. Some people may think of it as a more healthful sugar than other kinds, but there is much to consider before a person adds it to their diet as an alternative to sweeteners. Coconut sugar contains both glucose and fructose. Find out the science behind coconut sugar here.