It must be admitted – Americans love pills. Especially if they – the pills – are supplements the manufacturers of which claim they will benefit you in a number of ways. For decades, we have been told that taking vitamins is necessary, especially in winter. However, a recent research showed the opposite: not only are supplements useless, but they are likely to cause you harm.
We all know that processed food – including soda, chips, sauces, and lots of other tempting yet unhealthy fruits of the chemical industry – is not beneficial for health. With more and more researches being undertaken, it is becoming more evident that it’s harmful in many ways. It has recently been reported that artificial sweeteners and several other substances contained in processed foods can contribute to inflammatory bowel disease, and the implications of consuming such food are multifaceted.
Contrary to the widespread assumption, the role of testosterone is not limited to sperm development and maturation and performance of sex organs. It also promotes secondary sex characteristics, as well as muscle growth and bone density. While testosterone in the pill form can be dangerous, foods that promote production of the hormone are a much better option, which can benefit males regardless of age.
One of the paradoxes of the modern world is that while most people are so tired and stressed that they desperately need relaxation, they fail to fall asleep when their head touches a pillow. To prevent another sheep-counting session, you can try eating certain foods that promote sleep – and avoid the ones stealing it, such as coffee and protein-rich and spicy food.
Our hectic way of life often forces us to dine out. Be it fast food or a dish served at a restaurant, there are dangers lurking in the easy to buy and no-need-to-cook food. A new research suggests dining out is associated with a higher concentration of phthalates in the body. Since these substances are harmful, you may want to reevaluate your dining habits.
Eggs are an integral part of many a breakfast recipe. Yet is there anything to them besides their taste? Scientific evidence suggests eggs are not popular for nothing: the variety of nutrients in them makes eggs a thing that can benefit health in a number of ways. But what about cholesterol, you may ask. Here is what researchers say.
Olive oil has become very popular since it was found that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ones, and this oil is an integral part of it. Despite its benefits, which are numerous and reported by many a scientist, the question still stands: is it a good oil to fry in?
Each of us has probably tried a delicious product like peanut butter, or at least has seen these attractive plastic jars filled with brown paste on the shelves of grocery stores. Thousands of people have fallen in love with this butter because of its sweet taste and viscous consistency. But peanut butter is not just a delicacy; it also has a lot of benefits for our health.
What do you usually do when you bought too many oranges and cannot eat them before they start to rot? Yes, that’s right – you let them rest in the fridge until they get shiny silver fur, and throw them away. Most of us do the same, and it is a burden for the planet, as tonnes of food are being thrown every day, while millions of people elsewhere are starving. The new foodsharing trend is supposed to fix it.
The new system of making changes to a lifestyle that has occupied the minds of many a Silicon Valley CEO has a sci-fi name of biohacking. However, despite the name, it does not mean mad scientists enhancing your body with weird implants. What does this “hacking” actually mean and is there anything to it? Let’s take a look at this trend.
Probably, you’re aware of a generally accepted opinion about brown eggs considered as being more beneficial for health, having a better taste and being overall a better product than white eggs. Is this widely shared belief that eating brown eggs is preferable to eating white ones fact-based or it just represents a marketing trick? You’d be surprised how simple the answer to this question is.
We understand it is difficult to make yourself join some club, exercise regularly and eat greens all days long. That is why we want to introduce you a set of tips aimed at making your body healthier without much effort – it will take some part of your will to make changes, but the effect is definitely worth it.
Americans really love snacks, and high sugar and fat consumption, which is one of the banes of US citizens, makes a great contribution to obesity rates. Though many people do not realize it, meals are not the only thing which shapes our nutrition patterns. Snacks are no less important, and making them healthy is a step towards better eating habits.
There are several risk factors, which are associated with colon cancer. Among these are obesity, age and others. Until recently, there were saboteurs participating in tumor development which remained anonymous. A duo of gut bacteria species, a recent research suggests, can drive colon cancer – the discovery can help identify those who may benefit from regular screening.
Nowadays we are always talking about healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. We are ready to spend a lot of money to become healthier, but we forget that there are a lot of free and effective ways to boost our health. One of these ways is to eat fermented food.
People who keep to a diet should include a sufficient amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in it. Reducing the caloric content of the diet, we risk losing those vitamins and minerals that are necessary for our body. In addition, we risk reducing the level of protein in our body that may lead to loss of muscle mass. If we want to stay healthy while dieting, we should include healthy food, such as fish, in our diet.
We have all heard that intake of salt should be limited because it increases the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases resulting from it. Now researchers have revealed another way salt can be tricky: if salt intake is high, you want to eat more, thus consuming more calories. The mechanism behind it is really curious.
As Indian dishes are becoming more popular, the spices used in their cuisine are getting more attention. One of the emblematic ingredients is turmeric, a spice rich in curcumin, which is reported to benefit health in a number of ways, including memory protection.
The trend of going vegan is winning more and more hearts. It also means that the demand for meat substitutes is increasing, and those are found in Asian cuisines in abundance. One of them is becoming especially popular because of its versatility – you have probably tried it without knowing it. Yes, it’s seitan.
It is a well-known fact that consumption of different oils influences our body in different ways. From the very childhood we are taught that fish oil is a perfect means that is able to heal every disease and prevent our body from getting old. But is it really so?