Nutrition

What exactly does 'healthy' mean when it comes to food?

What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?

Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly...
This compound in aged cheese could make you live longer

This compound in aged cheese could help you live longer

Spermidine—a compound in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn, and whole grains—may prevent liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common...
Omega-3 may activate ‘good’ fat to fight obesity

Omega-3 may activate ‘good’ fat to fight obesity

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige fat, a discovery that would promote new therapies for obesity and...
How vitamin C can help you beat common cold

How vitamin C can help you beat common cold

The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day. Dozens...
This omega 3 fatty acid can protect liver in obese people

This omega 3 fatty acid can protect liver in obese people

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
Drinking beetroot juice before exercise can make aging brains look younger

Drinking beetroot juice before exercise can make aging brains look younger

Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain,...
How diet with too much fat and carb can harm your bones

How diet with too much fat and carb can harm your bones

Saturated fatty acids found to weaken cartilage in joints Saturated fat is a prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis after QUT scientists found it...
Can low-fat milk help beat depression?

Can low-fat milk help beat depression?

People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers in Japan and...
How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds

Chocolate gives many of us pleasure mainly because it has physiological effects that make it moreish – if not downright addictive. Some research studies even claim that...
How many extra calories do you get from your tea and coffee?

How many extra calories do you get from your tea and coffee?

More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored...