Nutrition

How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

In an era when the label "natural" hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to...
Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 --...
Eating up to ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide

Eating up to ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8...

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the...
Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

You've heard it a thousand times, that little catchphrase with the magic number encouraging you to eat "five a day" of fruits and vegetables...
Is alternate-day fasting more effective for weight loss

Is alternate-day fasting more effective for weight loss?

Alternate day fasting regimens have increased in popularity because some patients find it difficult to adhere to a conventional weight-loss diet. A new article published...
Does gluten put your heart in danger?

Does gluten put your heart in danger?

A study of more than 100,000 men and women revealed that dietary gluten is not associated with heart disease risk in people without celiac...
What food you should eat to have a healthy heart

What food you should eat to have a healthy heart

Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and...
Yogurt a day keeps the doctor away

Yogurt a day keeps the doctor away

Diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory disorders threaten the health of many Americans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are investigating the gut microbiome in search of...
How to tame a snack attack to protect your heart

How to tame a snack attack to protect your heart

Many snacks, including many types of cookies, crackers, and chips, are high in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories. But that doesn’t mean...
6 things about vitamin D you should know

6 things about vitamin D you should know

Figuring out all the factors that can affect your vitamin D level is complicated. Your body makes vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin. You...