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  • Dec 2018

    Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

    A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys.

  • Dec 2018

    What is the military diet and does it work?

    People following the military diet spend 3 days restricting their calorie intake and then have 4 days of regular eating. Supporters of the diet believe that it can help people lose weight quickly, but a lack of variety could mean that people miss out on some nutrients. Learn more about this diet here.

  • Dec 2018

    What are the best foods to eat for energy?

    Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here.

  • Dec 2018

    What are the benefits of seaweed?

    Seaweed contains many nutrients and vitamins. Adding it to the diet can help people with thyroid function, diabetes, and weight loss. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    What foods protect the liver?

    Some foods and drinks can help protect liver health. These include coffee, oatmeal, grapes, nuts, and fatty fish, among others. Learn more about the foods and drinks that are good for liver health here.

  • Dec 2018

    What is a pescatarian diet?

    A pescatarian diet involves eating fish, as a main source of protein, alongside vegetables and other plant-based foods. Learn more about the health benefits of this diet, its environmental impact, and potential risks. We also highlight the best types of fish to eat, and how a pescatarian diet may improve health.

  • Dec 2018

    What are the benefits of bone broth?

    Bone broth has a high vitamin and mineral content. The benefits of consuming bone broth include better joint protection, reduced inflammation, and better sleep. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth here.

  • Dec 2018

    Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

    Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here.

  • Dec 2018

    Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?

    Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the nerves. The ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet, may help protect the body against neurodegeneration, but more research is necessary to confirm this. Learn more about whether the ketogenic diet can benefit people with multiple sclerosis here.

  • Dec 2018

    Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs

    New research investigates the similarities between cystic fibrosis and celiac disease, suggesting that drugs for the former may also treat the latter.

  • Nov 2018

    What is the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet?

    IIFYM stands for “if it fits your macros.” This flexible dieting method focuses on counting macronutrients, namely proteins, carbs, and fats, instead of calories. In this article, we describe how to follow the IIFYM diet and explore potential benefits and risks.

  • Nov 2018

    Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

    Either reducing glucose supply or altering its metabolism in cancer cells could greatly improve effectiveness of virus-based treatments, a study reveals.

  • Nov 2018

    Is fructose bad for you?

    In this article, we look at whether or not fructose is bad for a person’s health, and how it compares with other sugars such as glucose.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?

    People use heavy cream to add thickness and creaminess to dishes or to create whipped cream for desserts. Here, we look at the best substitutes for heavy cream, including dairy, vegan, healthful, and savory options.

  • Nov 2018

    Can probiotics cause side effects?

    Taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut and may help treat a number of health issues. Some people experience side effects from probiotics, though they are generally safe. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the health benefits of hazelnuts?

    Hazelnuts are a delicious snack, and they provide a range of benefits, including improving heart health and reducing inflammation. In this article, we look at the science behind the benefits of hazelnuts.

  • Nov 2018

    Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk?

    New research examines the link between the consumption of fructose-containing foods, sweetened beverages, and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • Nov 2018

    Does bromelain have any health benefits?

    Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes extracted from pineapples. People use bromelain as a health supplement. Learn about the benefits and risks of bromelain here.

  • Nov 2018

    Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss

    Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years.

  • Nov 2018

    Is peanut butter good for you?

    Peanut butter is high in protein and essential minerals, though it also contains saturated fats and is high in calories. In moderation, peanut butter can provide many health benefits and help people lose weight. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Brain health: Low-protein, high-carb diet just as good as low-calorie diet

    According to new research, the benefits to brain health achieved by severe calorie restriction can be matched by eating a low-protein, high-carb diet.

  • Nov 2018

    Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes

    A new study identifies four subtypes of obesity, and the authors warn that experts must focus on individuals if they are to find effective treatments.

  • Nov 2018

    Sweet options for people with diabetes

    People with diabetes may find it challenging to find sweets and desserts that are safe to enjoy. In this article, learn tips and tricks to make dessert options healthful for people with diabetes.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the benefits of licorice root?

    Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing tooth decay, and relieving stomach discomfort. Learn more about the possible benefits of licorice root here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity

    Cassava is a root vegetable that people eat worldwide. Raw cassava can be toxic when people ingest it. Learn about the benefits, toxicity, and uses of cassava here, as well as how to prepare it safely.