Curry, a blend of spices used in a variety of cuisines, varies widely in composition. Many of the common ingredients include turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, cinnamon, and ginger, all of which provide considerable potential health benefits. The spice most-frequently noted for its anti-everything capabilities, however, is turmeric. According to a laboratory animal study published in Evidence-Based Complementary … Read More

Let’s get down to business! You clicked on this article because you didn’t know that seaweed was such a healthy food option. Or maybe you do know it’s good for you, but you’re not sure exactly what benefits it could possibly offer for our bodies. Whichever the case, you’re about to find out why. The main thing … Read More

Along with the pain and joys of pregnancy comes the strange phenomenon of pregnancy cravings. Although there are hypotheses posed as to why pregnant women experience this condition, it remains a mystery as to why some women undergo these cravings while other women do not. Moreover, some women, rather than desiring a specific food, experience feelings of aversion to certain types of … Read More

Obesity is one of the biggest global health issues of the modern age. Over-eating and lack of exercise are common causes, and people are always searching for new ways to control excess weight gain. There are numerous diets, exercise routines, medications, and other treatments meant to curb obesity. However, new research shows that we may have … Read More

Have you found that despite disciplined diet control and good exercise habits, it is still hard to lose fat? The answer may not lie in what you are doing wrong, but rather in something that is not usually linked to fat loss: the hormone insulin, and your body’s sensitivity to it, which may affect your … Read More

During major holidays, most of us usually tend to do two things: have a wonderful time with friends and family (something to look forward to) and potentially put on a few pounds due to the increased sugar in our diets (something to not look forward to). It seems, however, that the food we eat is getting sweeter as each year … Read More

For those who have resolved to adopt a healthier lifestyle and be fitter for this new year, congratulations! You’ve just taken on a yearlong goal, and the next few months will not be easy. You’ll find as you’re undergoing a new diet or developing an exercise routine that it’s very tempting to skip a few … Read More

A lot of people like to snack. Whether we choose to munch on flavored potato chips or apple slices dipped in caramel, people use snacks as an in-between mini meal to satiate their hunger. In America, a little over 30% of consumed empty calories per day come from snacks, and the average American consumes 2.35 snacks a … Read More

No one can say that exercise is bad for you. But the same is not always true for pills. Wait, what? Exercise and pills? What do they have to do with each other? For those of us who love being healthy yet hate any type of physical exertion, there might be a new solution: a pill that produces the … Read More

Somewhere along the path to attaining optimal healthiness, we’ve all heard about calories—the importance of “counting calories”, the dangers of “empty calories”, and an overall fixation on this ambiguous unit that seems to have nothing to do with portion size. What is a calorie really, and how should calories be taken into account in your … Read More

Trans fats. You may have seen this term on the news, while surfing the web, or perhaps even on food packaging. Given the current rates of obesity and heart disease plaguing the United States, health professionals are zeroing in on the dangers of trans fats. What are these substances, you may be wondering, and why … Read More

While red meat is commonly lauded as a healthy and nutrient-dense choice, beware! A high iron diet may actually cause you to reach for more snacks later. Iron is a mineral naturally found in many foods. Researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Center have discovered that consuming a diet with high amounts of iron, such … Read More

Many of us love spicy foods and associate them with our favorite regional cuisines. However, it may be surprising to know that although chili peppers emerged 100,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, it wasn’t until Columbus embarked on his journey around the world that chili peppers began to emerge in African, European, or Asian cuisines. Embed from Getty Images … Read More

You and your friends are at the fair and decide to eat some tasty “fair food”, like pretzels, popcorn, fries, and chocolate covered bacon. Mmm, yum! The food is delicious, but it isn’t long before you feel thirsty. After eating all of that salty, yet oh-so-scrumptious food, it is no wonder you feel thirsty. After … Read More

Maple syrup, a longtime favorite condiment, is now being considered for more than just its delicious taste. Canadian researchers led by chemical engineer Nathalie Tufenkji at McGill University, Montreal, have revealed a new use for the classic breakfast topping: helping make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. First, the scientists extracted a certain type of aromatic organic … Read More

When our teeth ache, we know that it’s time to visit the dentist. As children, we were often told that we would get cavities if we didn’t brush our teeth enough or if we ate too much candy. However, studies now show that this might not always be the case. Dr. Price, once the chairman of the … Read More

An international research team led by Professor Charles Bourque at McGill University in Montreal, Canada has found that in mice, excess consumption of salt results in the brain’s ‘reprogramming.’ Normally, there is a safety mechanism that keeps arterial blood pressure from rising, but salt (or, more specifically, sodium) puts individuals at higher risk for high blood … Read More

Omega-3 fatty acids do wonders for the body. Typically found in fish oil, they can be obtained from eating fish or taking supplements. Because of their ability to lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels (cholesterol fats), omega-3s play a role in reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke risk. Furthermore, studies have shown that fish oil supplements have … Read More

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