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.
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.
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new systematic review finds that a common natural pigment could significantly lower the risk of heart disease and death related to cardiovascular events.
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.
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.
New research in rodents has tested the cardioprotective benefits of a compound triggered by consuming vegetables, fish, and seafood.
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health.
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.
Two new studies suggest that a daily serving of nuts helps stave off weight gain in the long run and benefits cardiometabolic health in women.
Experts worry that energy drinks may impair health, particularly cardiovascular function. They warn that even one energy drink may harm the blood vessels.
People tend to eat more when they are given a larger portion of unhealthful food. A new study asks whether the same rule applies for healthful snacks.
A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors.
Whether or not dairy is good for health has become a controversial topic. New research suggests that fermented dairy may protect the heart.
New research discovers the molecular mechanism that explains why a high intake of salt may trigger inflammation and raise the risk of multiple sclerosis.