Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia.
The results of a meta-review of 25 years worth of research on the cardiovascular effects of nuts are in: a walnut-enriched diet keeps your heart healthy.
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties.
Researchers have been debating for a long time whether it is fat or carb intake that leads to obesity. A new study claims it may have settled the issue.
Malabsorption occurs when the body is unable to absorb nutrients from the diet. There is a variety of malabsorption disorders that have different causes, including lactose intolerance. Symptoms might include bloating, diarrhea, and fatigue. Treatment is essential and depends on what is causing the malabsorption.
With antibiotic resistance only getting worse, we need new ways to attack bacteria. A recent study asks whether cinnamon might provide assistance.
When the body is starved, it undergoes many changes. One of these may be a bloated stomach and retained fluid, which can make a person look plump. This condition is known as kwashiorkor and is caused by a lack of protein in the diet. Kwashiorkor can be fixed by slowly eating more protein and calories. Learn more here.
New research challenges the widely held belief that full-fat dairy must be avoided. In fact, some types of dairy may even prevent stroke, says the study.
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.
A new study shows that a balanced diet may help people with asthma better manage their condition and reduce the severity of their symptoms.
Maltodextrin is a powder that manufacturers add to many foods to improve their texture, taste, or shelf-life. The FDA consider it safe, but it can cause spikes in blood glucose levels, so people with diabetes may wish to avoid it. Here, we look at which foods contain maltodextrin, and its uses, benefits, and risks.
Traditional medicine practitioners use wild yam to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. In this article, we examine the evidence supporting these medicinal uses as well as how to take wild yam and its safety and side effects.
A 1-year trial found that a Mediterranean-like diet plus vitamin D-3 had no effect on normal bone density but slowed rate of hip bone loss in osteoporosis.
Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, the importance of carbohydrates, and other tips for improving mood.
A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses. In this article, we look at foods that can help to boost the immune system, including turmeric, ginger, garlic, kefir, green tea, and blueberries. We also cover the scientific reasons why these foods promote immune system health.
A review of 18 studies of 2 million people over an average of 12 years finds no evidence that multivitamin and mineral supplements protect heart health.
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition with no known cure, so appropriate symptom management is crucial. Could intermittent fasting help?
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost.
Umami, or savory, is the fifth basic taste that we can perceive, alongside sweet, bitter, salty, and sour. Can umami foods influence our eating choices?
With male fertility on the decline, it is important to understand how to improve reproductive health. A new study suggests that eating more nuts may help.