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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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All you need to know about fat-soluble vitamins

6 hours 52 min ago
Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body.

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:00
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.

What are the benefits of nopal?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:00
Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits.

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00
What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00
Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

What causes a sweet taste in the mouth?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
Sugary foods can cause a temporary sweet aftertaste. However, a persistent sweet taste in the mouth can be a sign of a number of serious conditions.

How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity and overeating.

What are the best ways to make yourself burp?

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:00
A look at how to make yourself burp. Included is detail on how burping works and the best strategies to force belching in order to relieve gas.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:00
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

What is a caffeine allergy?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:00
In this article, we examine allergic reactions to caffeine, including the symptoms, causes, and what can be done to treat and prevent them.

All you need to know about xanthan gum

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:00
A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.

Canola oil may worsen memory

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:00
A diet supplemented with canola oil worsened memory and led to weight gain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

How to reduce Christmas stress

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:00
Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, but it's often a source of stress, instead. Here are some tips for a stress-free Christmas.

Remedies for ulcerative colitis constipation

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:00
Some people with ulcerative colitis experience frequent constipation. Learn about the treatment options, including magnesium and castor oil.

A high-fat diet without the weight gain? Study says it's possible

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:00
Researchers have discovered that activating the Hedgehog signaling pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet prevented them from gaining weight.

What are the possible benefits of MCT oil?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:00
In this article, we examine the potential uses and health benefits of MCT oils. We also take a look at natural sources of MCT fats.

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:00
What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices?

Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:00
New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.

Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:00
Eating 40 grams of cheese every day could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new observational study.

What you should know about biotin-rich foods

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 06:00
A look at biotin-rich foods that can be added to the diet for a range of health benefits. Included is detail on types of fish, meat, and vegetables.