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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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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here.

Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:00
Almond and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. In this article, we look at the nutrition, health benefits, and environmental considerations of almond and soy milk.

Causes of nausea and loss of appetite

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00
Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here.

What to know about cod

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00
Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here.

Does coconut oil promote weight loss?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:00
Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here.

What is the average length for a baby?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:00
Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average length.

Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00
Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.

Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:00
Coffee is a complex cocktail of compounds. A recent study identifies two particular molecules that might have cancer-fighting capabilities.

What can cause dizziness when waking up?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:00
Regularly waking up feeling dizzy can be a sign of an underlying condition. Possible causes of morning dizziness include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side effects. Learn more about the causes of dizziness and when to see a doctor here.

Nutrient-dense foods list

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:00
Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here.

Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:00
A research team has set out to prove that avocado seeds are more valuable than they seem because they contain compounds that may be anti-inflammatory.

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:00
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.

What to do for healthy teeth and gums

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:00
The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here.

Could green tea help fight obesity?

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:00
A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity.

Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:00
Lysine is an amino acid that may help prevent cold sores. Most people get lysine from their diet. In this article, Learn more about whether it is effective and how to use it.

What to know about mustard oil

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:00
Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here.

What to know about brown urine

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:00
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here.

Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:00
The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the recommended intake, as well as how to cut back on added sugar.

The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 03:00
A new study compares the effects of the Mediterranean diet with those of the Western diet on athletic performance and endurance to exercise.

What to know about the lemon detox diet

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:00
The lemon detox diet involves drinking a lemon juice mixture for a set period. There is no evidence to support the diet, and it can potentially be harmful. Learn more here.