This Compound In Aged Cheese Might Spare Our Livers?

This Compound In Aged Cheese Might Spare Our Livers?Spermidine—a compound in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn, and whole grains—may prevent liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer.

How To Get The Most Out Of Drinking Tea

How To Get The Most Out Of Drinking Tea

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew? The Conversation

This Common Virus May Set Off Celiac Disease

This Common Virus May Set Off Celiac DiseaseThe common but otherwise harmless reovirus can trigger the immune system response to gluten that may lead to celiac disease, new research shows.

Does Caffeine Cause Dehydration?

Does Caffeine Cause Dehydration?For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat. The Conversation

Please, Just Tell Me What To Eat

Please, Just Tell Me What To EatThis is the greatest favor I can do for you as a nutritionist: A diet program that doesn’t tell you exactly which foods to eat and in what amounts. Empowering you to be in deeper relation­ship with food and with the genius in your body is the surest road to your most powerful metabolism.

Is Fructose A Friend Or Foe?

Is Fructose A Friend Or Foe?Fructose has been getting a bad rap lately. Although consuming too much can be bad for your health, those who exercise seem to be protected against some of fructose’s negative health effects.

What's The Best Source Of Protein For Building Muscle?

What's The Best Source Of Protein For Building Muscle?Do vegan bodybuilders have the edge? A recent study was reported as showing plant-based protein was more effective for building muscle than that from animals. The Conversation

Are Microgreens Better For You Than Regular Greens?

Are Microgreens Better For You Than Regular Greens?Microgreens, tiny versions of leafy vegetables and herbs, have been described as healthier than full sized greens. Do microgreens really contain more nutrients? Do they have other benefits? And are they worth the extra price?

These Two Types Of Tuna Are Carrying More Mercury

These Two Types Of Tuna Are Carrying More MercuryMercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising and mirror increases in North Pacific waters that have been linked to atmospheric mercury emissions from Asia.

Do Smaller Plates Make You Eat Less?

Do Smaller Plates Make You Eat Less? Dependent on how you spend your Monday evenings you may have caught Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped on TV.

Here's What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

Here's What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up SugarAnyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania

If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?

If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats.

Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?

Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years.

How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength

How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle StrengthOne of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from your diet, which are essential for the development of healthy bones.

What Is A Balanced Diet Anyway?

What Is A Balanced Diet Anyway?I was recently asked: If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?

Are Over-the-counter Painkillers A Waste Of Money?

Are Over-the-counter Painkillers A Waste Of Money?Simple painkillers (such as aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen) are widely bought over the counter and prescribed by doctors. But the stark truth is that most of these medicines don’t work very well.

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control You

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control YouMore than a half-million people have lost over 5 million pounds by learning to conquer their food cravings. For many people, food choices have little to do with physical hunger. Instead, they are driven by an emotional hunger and they eat to satisfy some kind of longing.

How To Fix Dietary Guidelines So They Actually Work

How To Fix Dietary Guidelines So They Actually WorkDietary guidelines come under a lot of fire. They have been accused of not being based on evidence, not being environmentally sustainable and being out of touch with nutritional science. They also fail to change people’s eating habits, as shown in Australia and the US.

Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Probably, But Not Because They're Vegetarian

steak vs carrot 2 2In the past few years, you may have noticed more and more people around you turning away from meat. At dinner parties or family barbecues, on your social media feed or in the news, vegetarianism and its more austere cousin, veganism, are becoming increasingly popular.

Why The Fish We Eat Could Soon Be Eating More Mercury

Why The Fish We Eat Could Soon Be Eating More MercuryA highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton—tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain—if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, according to a new study.

What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?

What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?“Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice from patients, with 10 to 30% of people experiencing it.

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An Injury

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An InjuryIn January, many of us strive to be stronger, lighter, faster versions of ourselves. It is also the busiest time of the year for physiotherapists.

Can Good Fat Boost Your Fitness Level?

salmon 1 23Fish oil supplements may seem like a relatively recent health fad but they have actually been produced in the UK on a large scale since 1935

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of Sushi

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of SushiThat spicy tuna roll you order at your favorite sushi restaurant may not be tuna at all. Scientists say as much as half of nine types of fish sold in sushi restaurants they sampled may be mislabeled, despite tougher laws and increased media scrutiny in recent years.

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old Age

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old AgeAmid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing.

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes.

Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter

Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter To boost strength and resilience we need to eat more nutrient-dense foods and support blood circulation. The digestive system is an important source of support for the lungs that also tends to express more deficiencies in autumn.

10 Reasons To Cut Back On Alcohol

10 Reasons To Cut Back On AlcoholAt this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work and family gatherings, a holiday and a time to kick back and relax.

Is It Possible To Remove The Bad Parts of Wheat?

Is It Possible To Remove The Bad Parts of Wheat?Wheat is everywhere. It’s in bread, pasta, pastries, biscuits, pizza, batter, cereals, soups, sauces, instant drinks, salad dressing, processed meats and sweets, to name but a few. The western diet is so infatuated with wheat that most of us eat a kilo or more a week. So why do we love it?

From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food Local

From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food LocalAround 2006, Cherokee leaders approached administrative liaison Pat Gwin about starting a seed bank. They already had launched an initiative to improve health care access and infrastructure at the reservation; now, they wanted to go even deeper by recovering ancestral seeds to preserve their cultural heritage.

13 Ways To Keep Free Radicals Out Of Your Food

13 Ways To Keep Free Radicals Out Of Your FoodThe holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes time for family celebration while gathering around tables full of delicious foods with seasonal spices!

What's Driving The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic?

The rise of obesity around the globe has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge countries to impose a tax on sugary drinks, which are blamed for the spread of the epidemic.

Is Your Christmas Turkey Arriving Stuffed With Antibiotics?

Is Your Christmas Turkey Arriving Already Stuffed With Antibiotics?You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

Do Humans Really Need Dairy?

Do Humans Really Need Dairy?A lot of people will have already made up their mind about whether humans need dairy in their diet and will be thinking that the answer is obviously “yes” or obviously “no”. But nutrition is based on science not opinion – so, here’s the latest research on the matter.

How To Make Amazing Meringue And Perfect Cappuccino

How To Make Amazing Meringue And Perfect CappuccinoWhether it’s frothing milk for a cappuccino or beating egg whites into meringue for a pavlova or macaroons, you can thank chemistry for the reactions that make them possible.

How Magic Mushrooms Ease Cancer Patient Anxiety

How Magic Mushrooms Eases Cancer Patient AnxietyJust one dose of a hallucinogenic drug offers many cancer patients up to six months of relief from disease-related anxiety or depression.

Why So Many People Regain Weight After Dieting

Why So Many People Regain Weight After DietingAnyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake.

Can Too Much Fatty Food Harm Young Brains?

Can Too Much Fatty Food Harm Young Brains?Eating a very high-fat diet early in life may disrupt development of the prefrontal cortex in young brains, according to new research in mice.

Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?

Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?Most people are interested in how to slow the ageing process, or at least they get more interested as the years tick by.

Research Shows That Salmonella Thrives In Salad Bags

salad in bagWhen you hear the term “food poisoning” it usually conjures up images of hurried journeys to the toilet and rueful reviews while there of what was eaten the previous day.

Can Biofortified Rice Ease Hidden Hunger It Causes?

Can Biofortified Rice Ease Hidden Hunger It Causes?Rice is the staple food of billions of people throughout the developing world. But beyond easing hunger pains and providing carbohydrates for energy, it has little nutritional value.

Is Cheese Good For You?

Is Cheese Good For You?It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.

While Cranberries Are Healthy, They Don't Appear To Cure Urinary Tract Infections

While Cranberries Are Otherwise Healthy, They Don't Appear To Cure Urinary Tract InfectionsCranberries, the little red berries from North America, are not effective for curing urinary tract infections. This piece of information is bound to disappoint the women who have been swallowing cranberry capsules for years in the hope that it was. But, alas, this is what science shows.

How Chickens Took Over The World

How Chickens Took Over The WorldThe discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa.

Does A Pudgy Dad Bod Really Make Men Live Longer?

Does A Pudgy Dad Bod Really Make Men Live Longer?The “dad bod”, it seems, is in vogue. And now a new book claims that gaining weight after fatherhood makes men healthier, more attractive and more likely to live longer than their “skinny” counterparts.

Why Fasting May Improve Cancer Treatment

Why Fasting May Improve Cancer TreatmentThe gold standard treatment for cancer in the last few decades has been a combination of surgery – to remove tumours – and chemotherapy and radiotherapy – to kill cancer cells.

How The Placebo Sweet Spot Could Help Control Your Pain

How The Placebo Sweet Spot Could Help Control Your PainScientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the “placebo effect” in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain.

Why Caffeine Doesn’t Leave Everybody Wired

Why Caffeine Doesn’t Leave Everybody WiredDepending on your genetic make-up, you might be able to drink coffee right before bed or feel wired after just one cup, ongoing research shows.

How Sausages Conquered The World

How Sausages Conquered The WorldSausages are no joke. Jamie Oliver learned that lesson when he rashly included chorizo in a recipe for paella. “WTF, Jamie Oliver?” outraged Spaniards asked the Naked Chef in a Twitterstorm of indignation.

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits?

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot initiatives, while Montana will vote on repealing limitations in its existing law.

High Protein Diets May Not Lower Diabetes Risk

High Protein Diets May Not Lower Diabetes RiskIn a small weight-loss study, women on a high-protein diet did lose weight but didn’t see improvements in insulin sensitivity, which can help lower diabetes risk.

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