Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

What are the health benefits of spelt?

Spelt is an ancient grain that people can use in place of wheat. Learn about the health benefits of spelt, including its protein content, and how to use it.

What are the best fish to eat for health?

Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Larger fish may contain mercury so people should consume them in moderation. Learn more about the best fish to eat and how to prepare them here.

7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here.

BMI calculators and charts

Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI.

Measuring BMI for adults, children, and teens

BMI is one way of measuring whether a person’s weight is healthy. It takes both height and weight into account. However, it does not provide an accurate reflection of an individual’s body composition. Find out how to measure BMI in adults, children, and teens in this article.

What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?

Many people try intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight. Research shows that there are benefits to eating during a short window of time during the day, including improvements in heart health and brain health. Learn more about the best benefits of intermittent fasting here.

Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking metformin should avoid grapefruit. Learn more.

Best foods for a Crohn's disease flare-up

In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here.

How coffee protects the brain

New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay.

MS: How too much salt can cause inflammation

New research discovers the molecular mechanism that explains why a high intake of salt may trigger inflammation and raise the risk of multiple sclerosis.