Dates are sweet fruits that grow in bundles on date palms. While they are high in natural sugar, they also contain many essential nutrients. In this article, learn about the benefits of eating dates as well as whether they are suitable to eat for people avoiding sugar, such as those with diabetes.
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.
The oatmeal diet is a fad diet that involves eating only or mostly oatmeal. Advocates claim that it can help a person to lose weight quickly, but no evidence suggests that it safe or effective in the long term. Learn about the potential benefits and risks of the oatmeal diet in this article.
Some people experience the rare condition known as histamine intolerance where the body has built up too much histamine. It affects only 1 percent of the population whose symptoms can include diarrhea, headache, and sneezing. In most cases, dietary changes can help the condition. Learn more here.
In the latest and largest study to investigate the impact of eating more fish, researchers conclude that a fish-based diet could lower mortality risk.
Researchers suggest that women with a higher sensitivity to bitter flavors have an increased risk of cancer, but they are still investigating why this is.
Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here.
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.
Bloating is common and can be very uncomfortable. A bloated stomach usually occurs due to trapped gas, so removing this gas is key to reducing the bloat. Learn ways of getting rid of bloating quickly, including exercises, supplements, and massage. We also explain how simple lifestyle changes can prevent bloating.
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Boosting its levels can have many effects, such as promoting muscle growth and improving libido. Saw palmetto, a plant resembling the leaves of a palm tree, may boost testosterone levels and offer other health benefits. Learn more about saw palmetto and testosterone here.
Maca root comes from Peru and is a common cooking ingredient in that region. Maca root may have a range of health benefits, especially for endurance and sexual health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind these claims, as well as whether there are any risks to taking it.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Low levels can cause changes to the distribution of body fat and muscle strength. Testosterone reduces with age, but people can boost it with lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. Adequate sleep, nutritional supplements, and stress reduction may also help. Learn more here.
Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen?
A major systematic review of clinical trials led by independent researchers finds 'little to no' evidence that omega-3 capsules benefit heart health.
Poop changes, depending on what a person eats, and can sometimes look stringy. Both serious and mild conditions that affect the bowels can cause stringy poop. Medical treatment depends on the underlying cause while poop may change naturally once a person changes their diet. Learn more about stringy poop here.
The body usually retains some extra water after pregnancy has ended. This extra water weight, or edema, can cause puffiness known as postpartum swelling. Various natural treatments and home remedies can reduce postpartum swelling, including staying hydrated, using foam rollers, and massage. Learn more here.
Probiotics and prebiotics are becoming ever more popular. A new study asks whether we know enough about the safety of these new interventions.
A new trial in rodents finds that capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, can lead to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health.
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.