While mental health issues are being gradually destigmatized, it is still unclear to many what exactly mental illnesses are, what kinds of those exist and if there is a way to prevent them. However, scientists are progressively uncovering the facts about them, making it possible for us to at least take some precaution measures in order to decrease probability of developing mental problems. What are the latest news in the field?
With 10 billion people expected to inhabit the Earth by 2050, the need to find alternative sources of high value protein is getting more and more urgent. Cattle and poultry are quite difficult to grow, which determines its high price and failure to supply everyone with nutritious meals. As the population is growing, researches are striving to find unconventional protein types that can make a good substitute for meat protein.
Although fish is considered to be part and parcel of any healthy diet, it seems like not all fish species fit this definition. One of such species is tilapia, a kind of fish with controversial reputation and a price which makes it difficult to resist the temptation to buy it. Let’s take a closer look at what nutrition it can provide and what lies behind its popularity.
Both honey and cinnamon are amazing products, whose benefit to human health has been known for thousands of years. Consumed together, they create a synergetic positive effect that makes this combination one of the “must-haves” for the health-conscious public.
It is stated in most studies that vegans live longer than meat eaters. This article will have a look at some studies that tried to figure out if the given statement is really true. In fact, there are two major factors that urge people to become vegans: health and the care of people for the environment. Veganism means refusing to eat meat, eggs, dairy products and anything that comes from animals.
Some people claim that a sugar-free diet is a rather effective way to lose weight fast. Let’s find out how it works and whether it is healthy.
The US vitamins market is valued at 30 billion dollars, and two-thirds of American adults take them. Are they really necessary, however? It turns out that the evidence is very mixed - vitamins can be good for some, bad for others, and useless to most.
Vitamins can be confusing, especially those of the B group - there are so many of them, and they are all essential... for something. Take B1, or thiamine, for example - what does it do, how much do you need, how do you get it? Read on for clear answers.
While having a well-balanced, fulfilling diet is a challenge itself for so many of us, especially those who live in everyday's hustle and bustle of big cities, it has become an even more controversial issue with debates around climate change, animal-friendly lifestyle, regular revision of foods' nutritional value by scientists and collision of numerous authoritative opinions on the matter. How does one find their best diet in all of it?
Isn't it amazing that glutathione - the key detoxifying agent in our body that is essential for healthy liver - is virtually unknown? The recent years have seen an explosion of research on glutathione, but the discoveries haven't reached the wide public yet. Let's remedy this!
Flaxseed has appeared on the healthy eaters' radar a few years ago but did not attract as much attention as chia seeds. And that's a shame, because much cheaper flaxseed is just as great for you: from lowering blood pressure to restoring your liver, flaxseed can do it all!
Doctors and grandmothers alike used to say that spicy food can give you ulcers. And while many still shy away from dishes with jalapenos and cayenne, the popularity of fiery Chinese, Indian, and Mexican food is on the rise. Are the heat-lovers risking their health?
We often write about rare conditions affecting one in a thousand. However, one of the most common chronic disorders - IBS - strikes as many as 20% of the population, and yet we rarely hear about it. It's time to shed some light on irritable bowel syndrome.
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.
We are sure that everyone has heard the folk wisdom: "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dine like a pauper." But in the modern world not all but just a few respect this rule. Any bad consequences for health? Yes, especially in case of late and hearty dinners!
When we need to care for ourselves as a preventive measure or add something to our menu, herbs can be of a lot of help. Moreover, if one is interested, they can be easily planted and grown at home. In addition, growing them at home may become an enjoyable hobby for some people. So what herbs are good for our health and how do they work?
The majority of people cook. Often we cook on an everyday basis. Some of us like cooking and enjoy the process, some of us don’t. However, even for those who are truly devoted to it, making food sooner or later becomes a routine. Thus, we are most likely to stop being inquisitive about how exactly we do it and why, even though this area offers us a lot to think about and question.
Everyone snacks. Whenever we feel stressed, bored, or overwhelmed with work, we turn to snacks - cookies, chips, chocolate... Most of them are not great for us, but if you make yogurt your snack of choice, your body will thank you. What's more, you can easily make it at home!
For an average person, the phrase sous-vide sounds like something only a posh restaurant can do, a bit like molecular cuisine. And yet, this precise and innovative cooking method is surprisingly easy to master at home - you do not even need any special equipment! Let's see what it is and how it works.
Pasta is one of the most popular dishes in the world. This Italian garnish is traditionally made of wheat flour and water and it is really hard to imagine that such a tasty garnish may be dangerous for human body.