The popularity of diet news is evident: there are myriads of websites offering tips on how to balance your meals in such a way so that your body could get all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Yet you may be confused by the diversity of advice: while some claim there is nothing worse than saturated fats, others suggest that everyone should avoid carbohydrate intake. Is there an evidence-based solution that would really reflect the impact of nutrients on our health and take into account all approved recommendations
A lot of people experience age-based weight gain. It seems almost inevitable. Let’s find out what mechanisms in our body cause these changes and how to control them.
Fad diets can seriously damage your health and provide only short-term weight loss. But what happens when a diet is developed by scientists? Meet DASH - designed to treat hypertension, this diet can also help combat fatty liver disease!
Most of us remember that we should breakfast as kings (and stick to a rather moderate portions at other meals). Right? It seems that the researches have found another proof to this point. If you skip breakfast, your are likely to deal with atherosclerosis, new study reveals. Here is more about the need of having a filling breakfast.
In this world of processed foods that give us diabetes and heart disease, wouldn't it be better to go back to the original diet of our ancestors who roamed the plains and hunted mammoths? Paleo diet is based on very romantic notions. Are they based on good science?
Each of us who tried to get slimmer at least once asked this kind of question: What can I eat not to gain weight? Scientists also tried to answer this question and they managed to find the answer!
According to the WHO, over 2 billion people in the world suffer from iron deficiency - it is the most widespread nutrition disorder on Earth. While in the West anaemia is less prevalent, you should still arm yourself with some scientific knowledge about iron, since the labels on foods can be very misleading!
To start we should finally figure out what the word “diet” really means. For those thinking that “diet” means to eat less, “diet” is not more than just an attempt to lose weight.
If you are not a committed vegetarian, but would like to eat healthier food and less meat, Flexitarian diet can be a wise solution for you.
Nowadays, it is official: sugar destroys your health. The products on the shelves of any supermarket are stuffed with that ordinary white refined sugar and its artificial alternatives. Fortunately, there are several natural sweeteners that are beneficial for your health and provide that desired sweet taste.
From time to time, we all experience digestion issues: belly pain, bloating, discomfort, and even spasms. It is extremely unpleasant but usually temporary. However, according to data, over 10% of the worldwide population have to live with a chronic disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which means they experience these symptoms everyday, but without any detectable underlying disease.
Since psoriasis is considered to be a disease directly related to the general condition of human skin, it goes without saying that nutrition and proper diet has a tremendous influence on the course of a given disease. The skin reflects literally all those problems that are hidden inside. Thus proper diet is of utter importance for patients with psoriasis who want to live active and full-fledged life.
Ever since being slim and trim has become the new standard of beauty, weight-loss programs have evolved into a multi-billion industry worldwide. DVD programs, diets, calorie-counting apps, fitness watches, green coffee, green buckwheat, you name it. Every year new weight-loss fads take the world by storm - some based on scientific research, some not.
The General Motors diet is an efficient and simple program which really helps you to lose several kilos within a week. It is primarily plant based and the ingredients are found at every shop or market.
The Mediterranean diet is probably the most famous and tasty diet in the world. Or better to say – it’s a style of eating, living, perception of life. Its essence is in the famous Italian expression ‘dolce vita’ – sweet life. The sea, the sun, bright fresh products ... This diet is a result of historical tradition, centuries of culinary practice, recent evidence-based researches as one the healthiest eating plan to stay energetic. Moreover, it has a great positive impact on human brain and prevents from early aging (dem
When it comes to enriching one’s diet, juice is often one of the first things to come to mind. Still, insane variety of choices we now see on the market is quite often extremely confusing. Thus, how juices are actually beneficial for us and which of them make sense investing into?
Approximately one in every 100 Americans is affected by celiac disease or gluten intolerance, but majority realizes they have the condition only in a few years when symptoms are obvious. This health disorder is a condition in which foods that contain the protein gluten (wheat, barley and rye) irritates human small intestine. So "gluten-free" lables on food products in shops are no any longer surprising and people suffering from this disorder have a choice to follow celiac diet.
Gluten has become one of the most controversial topics in the world of food. Nowadays you can buy a gluten free product almost in every supermarket. But the question is: do you really need it? Are gluten free products healthier and better? Or are they just another market speak to assure you that you have to pay more money for vague benefits for your health?
With media and Internet playing such a big part in many people’s lives, its influence on our perception of beauty has become unavoidable. And adolescents as particularly susceptible to values and messages transmitted by media quite often end up developing a certain kind of positive and negative body image, with the former one being ‘the thinner, the better’. This results into massive engagement of teenagers into various dieting practices, only few of which are more or less harmless. What impact can dieting in adolescenc
Getting rid of weight is a challenge itself for many people, and it is quite a common thing to hope that it will be the biggest challenge so far. However, it appears that maintaining one’s achievement in a long-term perspective becomes even more complicated and tricky than the whole period of losing extra pounds has been.