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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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Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:00
Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?

How intermittent fasting can increase weight loss

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:00
Fasting intermittently seems to confer a range of benefits. A new study takes a look at the chemical pathways that might be involved.

Calculating how many calories are burned in a day

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:00
Learn how to work out how many calories are burned per day, including specific totals for different types of activities and exercises.

What are polyphenols and which foods contain them?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:00
Learn all about the health benefits of polyphenols and which foods contain them. We also look at the possible risks and considerations for these chemicals.

What are the possible health benefits of romaine lettuce?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00
Learn about the nutritional background and potential health benefits of romaine lettuce, including some tips for including it in meals.

Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:00
Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women.

What to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00
Learn all about the food to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet. We look at the different phases and the process of transitioning to solid foods here.

All you need to know about the low FODMAP diet

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
We look at the low FODMAP diet. Find out what it is, what kind of foods you can eat, and what the benefits are for people with irritable bowels.

What is graviola and how is it used?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:00
Graviola is hailed as a wonder herb, but does it live up to its hype? What are the health benefits? Here's what the research has to say.

What is the best diet for gestational diabetes?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:00
Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition.

How broccoli protects your gut

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:00
New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut.

Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00
ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients.

Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00
Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy.

Everything you need to know about ketones

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:00
Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results.

Does skipping breakfast really lead to overeating?

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:00
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests that missing a morning meal does not lead to greater calorie intake later in the day.

What you need to know about tocotrienols

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:00
Tocotrienols are a type of vitamin E nutrients. Learn where to find them in foods, and what the difference between them and vitamin E generally is, here.

How a green tea compound could prevent Alzheimer's

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:00
Researchers reveal how a compound in green tea called EGCG prevents the formation of toxic beta-amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's.

New genetic risk factors for peanut and food allergy identified

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
A new study finds that the gene EMSY is linked to a raised risk of peanut and food allergy, and that five other loci may also be involved.

Why does my breath smell like acetone?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:00
Acetone breath, or breath that smells like nail polish remover, could indicate that a person has diabetes or another health condition. Learn more.

Omega-6 could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 percent

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00
A new review of more than 20 studies has linked higher blood levels of linoleic acid – a main form of omega-6 – to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

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