Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

Which foods are good for constipation?

Constipation is a very common complaint, and a person’s lifestyle and diet often play a role. Eating foods such as yogurt, pulses, wheat bran, and prunes can increase the frequency of bowel movements and relieve symptoms. Here, we explore the causes and treatments of constipation and look at 14 foods that can help.

What should you eat while taking antibiotics?

Antibiotics attack and destroy bacteria in the body. They can get rid of an infection, but they can also harm the beneficial bacteria in the gut. In this article, learn which foods can reduce the side effects of antibiotics, promote healing, and restore the balance in the gut microbiome.

Is time-restricted eating effective for weight loss?

Time-restricted eating is a diet plan that requires people to limit themselves to only eating during specific hours of the day and then fasting outside of this period. Here, we look at what time-restricted eating is, whether or not it works, and what effect it has on muscle gain. We also provide tips for beginners.

What are the signs of having a girl?

There are many myths about how to predict the sex of an unborn baby. But do stress levels, morning sickness, sugar cravings, and other factors really indicate that the baby is a girl? In this article, we look at the science behind these claims to see if there are any real signs during pregnancy of having a girl.

What are the benefits of chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that occurs in many green vegetables. It has many potential health benefits due to its deodorant, anti-aging, wound-healing, and blood-building properties. We examine the evidence supporting these potential benefits and explain how to include chlorophyll in the diet.

How to naturally lose weight fast

Being a healthy weight offers many health benefits, as well as a feeling of wellbeing. Fast weight loss is rarely easy, but it is possible to lose weight safely and efficiently by eating a healthful diet and adopting strategies that maximize the body’s potential to burn calories. Learn how to lose weight fast here.

Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency

Anemia occurs when the body lacks red blood cells. A person may have a condition that destroys these cells, or the body may not produce enough. Adding iron-rich foods to the diet can help. Here, learn which foods contain high levels of iron and which make absorbing it harder. We also give some meal plan ideas and more.

Good news for heavy coffee drinkers

The health benefits of drinking coffee in moderation are now known. However, a new study asks whether the benefits are the same for heavy drinkers.

What to know about annular pancreas

An annular pancreas occurs when a rare congenital disorder affects the organ’s development. This disorder causes the pancreas to grow in a ring around part of the small intestine, which can lead to blockages. In this article, we describe the symptoms, causes, and treatments, including surgery, for an annular pancreas.

Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Chinese restaurant syndrome refers to a variety of symptoms that can develop after eating at a Chinese restaurant. The medical community now calls it MSG symptom complex, as some researchers have linked the symptoms to the MSG in certain foods. In this article, learn more about the condition and when to see a doctor.

Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how omega-3 benefits psoriasis here, and how to get omega-3 in your diet.

What are the most healthful high-fat foods?

Fats are an essential component of nutrition, alongside carbohydrates and protein. The key is choosing the healthful, unsaturated fats. There are many healthful high-fat foods to choose from, including avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish. Learn more about the best healthful high-fat foods here.

Can water help you lose weight?

Staying hydrated is essential for many bodily functions, and it can also help people to lose weight. In this article, learn how increasing water intake can help to shed excess fat and keep a person feeling fuller for longer. We also describe how much water a person needs every day and tips for drinking enough.

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is an increasingly popular dietary choice for weight loss and health. There are many different types of intermittent fasting program, so it can be hard to find the one that is right for you. Here, we discuss the most popular types of intermittent fast, such as the 16:8 fast and the Warrior Diet.

What to eat in your second trimester

When pregnant, a person should be mindful of getting enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to encourage healthy growth and to prevent complications. During the second trimester, the body also needs slightly more calories. In this article, learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid.

What is the purpose of a vitamin B-12 level test?

The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B-12 level test to determine how much B-12 is in the body. Find out more about the test and what the results mean here.

Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

The diet has a strong influence on blood pressure. Certain foods are scientifically shown to reduce high blood pressure, including berries, bananas, and oats. In some cases, dietary changes alone can lower blood pressure to normal levels. Learn more about good foods for high blood pressure, or hypertension, here.

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