Drinking a few cups of coffee every day just might help you live a little longer, according to two new studies. Researchers found that daily coffee drinkers were up to 18 percent less likely to die over the next 10 to 16 years, versus non-drinkers.
The findings were based on research on over 700,000 middle-aged and older adults, and back up ...Read more
Whole grains provide a host of potential benefits, from reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease to improved digestive health and appetite control. Now two clinical trials from Tufts University, published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported in Berkeley University Wellness Letter, have shown that substituting ...Read more
If you have diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is critical. Can sweet treats fit into a diabetic diet? In proper portions, of course.
Diabetes or not, health experts recommend reining in added sugars (not the natural type found in milk and fruit). That's because they contribute excess calories without providing nutrients, which can lead to ...Read more
Oh, those early mornings and late nights. They may be contributing to a little weight gain, according to a study done in South Korea and reported in the journal, Sleep.
The antidote? Sleep a little later on weekends. Those extra hours on the weekend may help people keep their weight down.
Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and ...Read more
Flaxseed (along with chia) is the new darling of the seed world. My mother always had a jar of wheat germ in her refrigerator. Today, she'd had a package of milled flax seeds.
Mom chose wheat germ for the added fiber, and while flax also gives a fiber boost, there may be another reason to choose flax seed.
According to the American Institute ...Read more
One of the best things about summer is the opening of the Farmers' Markets and the abundance of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Most of us are familiar with the green peppers, lettuce, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes, but there are a lot of new products that are fun to try. In fact, it's healthy to incorporate a variety of vegetables and ...Read more
Yogurt For Your Mood
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found a link between Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt with live cultures, and depression symptoms in mice. The researchers discovered a specific mechanism for how the Lactobacillus bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the ...Read more
Healthy Habits, One Step at a Time
Most of us wish there was a magic pill to lose weight, but we all know there is not. To make long-lasting lifestyle changes, we must take small, consistent baby steps. As we gradually change habits, we reach our health and wellness goals.
Trying to completely overhaul your lifestyle in a short period of time ...Read more
Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. Metabolism is the process by which our bodies convert what we eat into the energy we need to survive and function. It powers ...Read more
Here's some good news for cheese lovers. Eating cheese and other dairy products does not lead to an increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke, according to an analysis of research.
In a large-scale analysis, researchers found no association between how much cheese, yogurt and milk products people consume and their risk of ...Read more
Should You Detox?
It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what detoxes or cleanses actually are? And who needs to do it?
Detoxification is a process that the body performs around the clock utilizing important nutrients from the diet, ...Read more
Sadly, cancer has touched most of our lives in some way or another. The truth is that about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
However, there are a lot of myths surrounding just what ...Read more
Can what you eat help reduce the sign of aging? Apparently so. New research finds that certain foods can help reduce the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness, according to Environmental Nutrition newsletter.
Try adding these foods for a better complexion.
--Green tea: the polyphenols in green tea may help your skin by offering ...Read more