Though their findings are debated, several studies show that a lack of certain vitamins and minerals may put you at risk for depression. Try these 10 nutrient-rich meals that taste as good as they make you feel.
Some people have trouble falling asleep. Others can’t stay asleep. And then there are the people who have trouble turning life “off” and tucking into bed at a reasonable hour. Whatever the reason, we’re not alone—more than 50 million Americans don’t get enough shut-eye. Yet the health benefits of a good night’s rest are countless: […]
Within the cornucopia of medicinal plants, few possess such a wide spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses as turmeric. For countless centuries, many different cultures have used this wonderful, versatile herb to treat a myriad of diseases and ailments. The most well known medicinal action of turmeric is its use as a powerful anti-inflammatory, the […]
If you can barely keep your eyes open during the work day or have a tough time making it through that dreaded afternoon slump, it might me time to rethink your diet. Instead of popping open a sugary, belly-fattening energy drink or pouring yet another cup of coffee, load up on these nutrient-rich, energy-sustaining foods […]
People order larger portions, eat more and feel less full when they’re consuming food that’s been portrayed as “healthy” in its packaging, according to a report published recently in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.
Most people have the desire to maintain a youthful appearance as the years pass by. However, there are factors that usually make our youthful appearance disappear or diminish as we age.
Hair loss is an issue that both men and women are concerned about. It can affect the way you look and feel about yourself. In some cases, it can even weigh your self-confidence down. Hair loss can occur for many reasons, such as stress, frequent use of chemicals, heat tools, diseases and hormonal changes. However, […]
You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. That’s right—eating well not only does wonders for your waistline and bolsters your immune system but can also provide some very real get-gorg benefits, such as smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy shine and strengthening flimsy nails.
Next time you’re dragging, put down the coffee and pick up one of these foods as an alternative way to get a healthy, natural energy boost.
The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s […]
Who doesn’t love picnics and barbecues? Thing is, if you don’t practice safe food preparation, outdoor eating can also set the stage for foodborne illness. Every year approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick, and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne diseases, according to the CDC.
Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as well. “I can’t write a prescription for broccoli and say this will help—yet,” says Sam Gandy MD, PhD, the associate director of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, in […]
The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy a.m. meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long.
To a world raised on conventional foods and thinking, scientists and consumers alike have been touting the nutritional value and overall healthfulness of organics. And as a new study reveals more insight into the value of organics, those who before avoided the truth are once again forced to as the question: Is organic food really […]
Is there an anti-inflammatory diet? Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response; without it, we can’t heal. But when it’s out of control—as in rheumatoid arthritis—it can damage the body. Plus, it’s thought to play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
If you’re a vegetarian or are planning to become a vegetarian, then the common concern of the intake of iron in your diet must be given importance to. The recommended intake of iron per day for adults is 8-27 mg. Pregnant or breastfeeding women will require more amount of iron comparatively.
Pancreas is an important part of the body. It plays a vital role in keeping the digestion system functioning smooth. Further, the stomach empties the ingested food in the small intestine with the help of the digestive enzymes from the pancreas, as it can neutralize the acid in the stomach.
According to the old rule of thumb, you’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water per day (and some experts recommend even more). That can seem like a daunting task on some days, but here’s the catch: You don’t have to drink all that water. Roughly 20% of our daily H2O intake comes from solid […]
Eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables improves your health, but did you know that beets and leafy greens are especially important to your heart health? New research is confirming that a daily dose helps to prevent heart disease because they contain nitrates that are converted to nitric oxide, a powerful molecule that naturally improves […]
When Health asked what nutrition topic you need help with RIGHT NOW, the response was unanimous: eating for energy! You told us you feel run down and exhausted, and turn to sugar and/or caffeine to bolster flagging energy reserves.
If the effects of winter weather have been less than forgiving on your skin, you could try hitting up your pantry for some dermis-loving foods. Whether it’s to prepare a homemade scrub or reap eat the benefits of a glowing complexion, we’ve consulted top NYC dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik for his recommendations on a skin-friendly […]
Proper nutrition means eating a well balanced diet so that your body gets the fuel it needs to run at peak performance. Because nutrition affects all aspects of our body, a less than stellar diet can have serious impacts on your oral health. Improved nutrition means that your mouth can better fight off infections, which […]
While every body has different needs and every exercise differs in intensity, experts agree that there is a simple formula to fueling your body before and after exercise. If you are rolling out of bed into your gym clothes, and then out the door for an early morning workout, you’ll want to reach for something […]
A well-stocked kitchen allows you to throw together a fast, flavorful meal after a long day. And, when you wake up and have to dash out the door for work, it pays to have grab-and-go breakfast and snack options on hand. We tapped registered dietitians, personal chefs, and bloggers for their must-have foods to always […]
Ginger is a tonic and stimulant. It is known to help reduce fever and cleanse the body of toxins. It also has blood thinning properties, inhibits cell-clotting enzymes in your blood stream, lowers cholesterol, and reduces migraine headaches.
More than 25 million people worldwide are affected by age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, which according to the American Optometric Association is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55.
As if migraines weren’t awful enough, it can be downright overwhelming to sidestep all the things that could set off an attack. Problem is, food triggers not only vary from person to person, but much of our knowledge about them comes less from carefully controlled studies and more from observing patients,
You are what you eat, as the saying goes. And if you add these foods to your diet, your brain could see serious results.
Ever find yourself rummaging through the fridge or kitchen cabinets for that delicious, satisfying something—except nothing seems to fill that void? Maybe you know what you’re craving, but would actually have to leave the house to go and buy it (who wants to do that?), or your craving is so ambiguous that even browsing the […]
Fruits and vegetables are great for your health—and even better for your waistline. But some fresh foods are more powerful than others. Superfoods have more than their fair share of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients. Pack your meals with a nutritional punch by adding these wholesome choices to your diet.
We all want to look younger than we are and live as long as possible. Although it’s our genetic inheritance that gives us a head start, our diet also plays a vital part in helping us increase our lifespan and maintain beautiful youthful skin for longer.
Health food staples are invading America’s bath products. Quinoa, seaweed and alternative oils such as coconut and avocado oils are increasingly being found in personal care products, everything from hair care to makeup to lotions and face cleansers.
Shed those unwanted pounds while you get your beauty sleep. It’s a conundrum most people face when they’re trying to eat healthy: You’re starving right before bed, but you don’t want to eat something that will derail your diet. Turns out, going to bed hungry could actually hurt your weight-loss efforts.
If you have had a cold recently, or have gained a few pounds, it’s high time you got a healthy and natural detox to get you back on the track. There are many people out there who get special detox creams and teas from shops for this purpose. But did you know that there are […]
You could be depriving yourself of some major nutrients—and not even know it! The way you eat and prepare certain foods can actually make or break the health benefits they provide. You may not think twice about boiling veggies, peeling apples, or drinking a cup of coffee as soon you wake up—but there are actually […]
When we’re falling behind in one area of our lives, sleep is often the first sacrifice we make. Too often, in fact. According to the CDC, more than one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. It’s officially a public health problem. Lack of sleep is making us fat, sick, inflamed, and imbalanced. Over time, depriving […]
Staying cool in summer where mercury hits the top is not an easy task. But, it is very important to keep your body cool. High temperature always puts you under the risk of heat shock. But how to select the best and effective way to stay cool? Here is where Ayurveda comes to your rescue!
Probiotic foods and supplements are among the fastest growing sectors in the health food marketplace, thanks to an explosion of popular and scientific interest in the “microbiome.” It’s clear that the bacteria that live in and on our bodies have an enormous impact on our health—one that we are only just beginning to explore.
One of the best lifestyle choices one has to make for healthier living is watching what they eat. Currently, most of us are on the lookout for food labels to avoid the intake of foods that will have adverse impacts on their body as well as their overall health. Consequently, it has led to an […]