Nutrition

energy drink

Are energy drinks safe?

Despite reported health concerns, the popularity of energy drinks is steadily climbing. Between 2008 and 2012, for example, energy drink sales jumped by 60% in...
energy drinks

Case study chronicles first brain bleed tied to energy drinks

Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke—a brain bleed—following consumption...
Weekend binge

Weekend binge just as bad for the gut as regular junk food diet

Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and binging on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your...
Muffins

How muffin can help you lose weight and reduce metabolic syndrome

It's hard to think of the typical muffin, often loaded with saturated fat and a high calorie count, as a healthy food option. But a...
Avocado

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. Professor...
nutrition recommendations and use of supplements

For vegans, adherence to nutrition recommendations and use of supplements are essential

Vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees, according to a new Finnish study. Some vegans who participated in the study followed a balanced diet,...
blueberries

Freezing blueberries actually improves antioxidant availability

Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group...
Nutrient supplements

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils,...
popcorn

Popcorn has higher antioxidants levels than fruits and vegetables

In a study, researchers find that popcorn as a snack food is actually good for health. Popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances...
Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms can boost immunity

Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? A University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake...