Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

Health benefits of BCAAs

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids. Research suggests that BCAAs can improve muscle mass and exercise performance. They may also benefit people with liver disease. Learn more here.

How to get into ketosis fast

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. Some people use a ketogenic diet to help them lose weight. Learn how to get into ketosis faster here.

A list of the best high-protein snacks

High-protein snacks that are beneficial for health include nuts, pulses, fish, and seeds. People can add many directly to their diet. Learn more about the best high-protein snacks here.

What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

Vitamin D can improve bone, muscle, and immune system health. Foods with a high vitamin D content include oily fish, some mushrooms, and egg yolks. Learn more about the best dietary sources of vitamin D here.

What testosterone supplements should I take?

Testosterone supplements may include injectable treatments or those that are transdermal, meaning people apply them to the skin. Learn more about testosterone supplements here.

What are the best juices for constipation?

Drinking juices can help relieve constipation due to their fiber, water, and nutrient content. In this article, we look at the best fruit juices for relieving constipation, why they work, and how to make them at home.

Pale stool: Causes and treatments

The occasional pale stool in adults is often not a cause for concern. However, long-lasting pale stool or stool that is white can indicate a serious issue with the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. Learn more.

Letter from the Editor: Making plans

The MNT team jetted off to NYC for the company's year start meeting this month, where we discussed exciting plans for 2019 and beyond. Managing Editor Honor reveals more.

What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are tuber vegetables that grow underwater. They are low in calories and contain antioxidants, and they can be a healthful addition to a balanced diet.

What are the pros and cons of GMO foods?

The use of GMO foods remains controversial. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of growing and eating genetically modified organisms, including the effects on human health and the environment.

Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight

When trying to lose weight, it is important to choose nutritionally dense foods and to avoid those that are high in calories, sugars, and unhealthful fats but low in nutrients. Here, learn about 14 foods to avoid when dieting.

Can prune juice help relieve constipation?

Constipation is a common problem that people can often treat at home by making dietary and lifestyle modifications. A popular home remedy for constipation is drinking prune juice. Learn whether prune juice is effective for treating constipation here.

Uses of methylsulfonylmethane

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a compound that may help with arthritis, joints, and muscle recovery. It is available in certain foods and supplement form. Learn more here.

What diet is best for older adults?

Finding the best way for older adults to lose weight safely can be challenging. A new study may help guide nutritional decisions in this population.