Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

Are dates healthful?

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.

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

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.

Does the oatmeal diet work for weight loss?

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.

Which foods are high in histamine?

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.

Eat fish for a longer life, study suggests

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.

Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?

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.

Eighteen ways to reduce bloating

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.

Saw palmetto and testosterone facts

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.

What are the benefits of maca root?

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.

How do you boost testosterone naturally?

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.

What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

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.

Natural treatments for postpartum swelling

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.

Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity

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.

How do you know if you have pernicious anemia?

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.

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