Two recent papers put commercially available probiotics to the test. They demonstrate that, for some people, probiotics won't work at all.
Adding whole grains — such as rye, oats, maize, and corn — to your daily diet can significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
Many people reduce carbohydrate intake to help them lose weight. Carbohydrates are important macronutrients, but cutting them can help people to lose weight by making it possible to reduce calories and improve feelings of fullness. Alternatives to carbs can make it easier to stick to a low-carb diet. Learn more here.
Many foods can benefit the skin, including salmon, avocados, green tea, and several kinds of seeds and nuts. Adding skin-friendly foods to the diet can often improve overall health as well. In this article, we provide the research behind the best foods for healthful skin.
Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread alternatives for making sandwiches, wraps, and other popular meals.
An extract from a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may help 'switch off' hunger in the brain, helping people with obesity lose weight.
Many types of food can aid a workout by providing the body with energy and nutrients. The right foods can help to burn fat, build muscle, and prepare the body to recover from exercise. Learn what to eat before a workout here.
Women have different nutritional needs to men. These needs can change throughout life and according to activity levels, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices. Here, we look at which vitamins and minerals a woman needs at different life stages, the recommended dietary intakes, and which foods to eat.
An Amazonian fruit called camu camu may offer a new way to tackle obesity. Rich in phytochemicals, the fruit may also benefit the microbiome.
Resisting the urge to eat can be difficult, especially when a person is following a new diet or trying to cut out certain foods. Carbohydrates and sugars can be particularly hard to resist because they release serotonin in the brain. However, several strategies can help to stop cravings. Learn more here.
An Italian study of thousands of people aged 65 and older finds that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is linked to lower risk of premature death.
Platelets are an essential component of the blood because they help with clotting. Natural ways to increase platelet count include dietary changes, such as eating folate and vitamin C-rich foods and avoiding alcohol. Taking supplements, such as chlorophyll, may also help. Learn how to increase platelet count here.
Caffeine occurs naturally in plants and is found in many foods and drinks, such as coffee, chocolate, and cola. Although too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects, accidental overdose is possible although rare. In this article, we look at the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of caffeine overdose.
Many people struggle with falling asleep. The time it takes to fall asleep varies from person-to-person, but there are several things that people can try to make themselves fall asleep faster. Tips to fall asleep naturally include exercise and avoiding caffeine around bedtime. Learn more about ways to fall asleep here.
A new study looks at how shifting breakfast and dinner times can impact a person's weight loss efforts. Moderate changes may help, it finds.
Ever wondered what it's like to work in the MNT editorial office? Managing Editor Honor Whiteman sheds some light in this month's letter.
What does a modern, international diet that keeps your heart healthy look like? A new study investigates, and it draws some controversial conclusions.
Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here.
For people with chronic inflammatory conditions, diet can have a powerful effect. Certain foods can help to reduce joint pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. These include omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotics. In this article, we provide 26 anti-inflammatory recipes you can use in a healthful, nutritious meal plan.
Apart from milk, dairy foods likely protect against premature death from all causes and from cerebrovascular causes, according to newly presented research.