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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 benefits of cherry juice?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:00
Cherry juice has many alleged health benefits, including reducing gout symptoms, aiding sleep, and improving short-term memory. Learn more about the potential health benefits of cherry juice here, as well as how to make it.

Health benefits of coconut milk

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:00
Coconut milk is made from the flesh of coconuts. It may support weight loss, heart health, and the immune system. Here, we discuss the benefits and nutritional contents of coconut milk, and some other factors to consider.

What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:00
Learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, such as improved skin and cholesterol, decreased inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes. We also cover the potential risks of flaxseed oil, as well as how to use it.

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:00
New research suggests that a diet low in gluten may benefit health, even for people who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:00
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.

Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 06:00
According to a new study that scientists carried out in rodents, probiotics might be an effective way to prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis.

Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:00
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.

Dandelion tea benefits

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:00
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.

9 healthful substitutes for butter

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:00
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here.

What are the health benefits of cucumber water?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:00
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.

Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:00
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.

What to know about quinine in tonic water

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00
Doctors have used quinine to treat malaria for centuries. It is also what gives tonic water its bitter taste. Learn more about quinine here.

What are the health benefits of spelt?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00
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.

What are the best fish to eat for health?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:00
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.

Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:00
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.

7 benefits of rooibos tea

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:00
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.

BMI calculators and charts

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:00
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.

Measuring BMI for adults, children, and teens

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:00
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.

What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:00
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.

Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:00
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.