Separating fact from fiction can be difficult when making changes to your diet. There is research to back up the benefits of some diets, but most don’t do what they claim. Choose the wrong one and, in the best-case scenario, you may be wasting your effort, time, and money; in the worst case, you may be doing harm to your health.
From Greek to Icelandic and low-fat to fruit-flavored, there’s a selection to suit just about everyone’s tastes. So grab a cup and throw it into your work bag before leaving the house for a nutrient-packed, protein-rich breakfast or anytime snack.
A recent study found that kid’s meals at the top 200 restaurant chains in the U.S. contain 50 percent more than the recommended calorie count.
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association have left many health-conscious parents with the same predicament. They thought their toddlers’ diets were nutritious, but, in most cases, they’re actually overflowing with unnecessary sugar.
Malnutrition occurs when your body doesn’t get the right balance of nutrients and calories to stay healthy. It can happen to anyone at any age, but older adults are especially susceptible.
Some food fads can be really good for you, as long as you know what to look for and how to incorporate them into your daily routine. Here are some food fads that are more than just fads; they’re actually good for you.
The CDC reports that there are about 76 million foodborne illnesses every year. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid vegetables and fresh fruit. It does mean that you need to understand the potentially toxic risks when your family is picking out its favorite summer fruits and vegetables.
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer or even Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to try this diet, here’s how to start.
The cold, harsh winter may have led you to less-than-healthy comfort food, but now that spring is here, it’s time to clean out that junk from your diet and start feeling as fresh as a daisy.
Lifestyle choices, such as your diet, can increase your risk of developing high cholesterol. But it can also play an important role in lowering it. Here are five foods that can help lower your cholesterol level.