Iron is an essential nutrient needed to transport oxygen around the body. Its deficiency can lead to anemia. Here, look at how to get more iron in the diet and increase its absorption. We also cover recommend daily allowance, the symptoms and risk factors for iron deficiency, and whether you can get too much iron.
A healthful diet can help a person look and feel their best, but what are the real health benefits? In this article, we look at the top ten benefits of a varied, nutritious diet, including heart and stroke prevention, improved mood and memory, and decreased risk of cancer.
The food additive aspartame is a sweetener used in many foods and drinks. It is controversial and has a range of purported side effects, although many regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approve its use. Learn more about the side effects of aspartame, and the alternatives, here.
Summer is finally here! What does the MNT team love most about this glorious time of year? Managing Editor Honor Whiteman finds out.
Some people experience heart palpitations after eating. This could be due to a range of causes, some of which are more serious than others. Specific foods and drinks are often responsible, with studies confirming alcohol as a trigger. Here, learn more about the causes of heart palpitations and when to see a doctor.
Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits and risks of ginger water, as well as how to make it at home.
A hangover is what some people experience the morning after an evening of heavy drinking. There are many supposed hangover cures, but few are proven. Here, we look at nine evidence-based ways to prevent a hangover, including drinking in moderation, eating first, staying hydrated, and avoiding chemicals called congeners
A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
Safflower oil is a healthful source of fatty acids in the diet. Research suggests that safflower oil is a heart-healthy choice that may have a range of health benefits, including when used in cooking or on the skin. In this article, we look at six benefits of safflower oil and how it may be useful for weight loss.
Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also cover the possible side effects.
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here.
Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. This is because the body has an increased demand for water. Dehydration can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so it is important to pay attention to the early warning signs of dehydration during pregnancy and to learn how you can prevent dehydration.
Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key.
A person on a 500-calorie diet eats only about a quarter of the recommended daily intake. This may be beneficial for some people, but also comes with many risks. In this article, we look at research on the 500-calorie diet, explain what people need to consider before trying the diet, and provide alternative diets.
Both peanut butter and almond butter are versatile ingredients and good sources of protein. They also have a variety of other health benefits. In this article, we look at how these two nut butters compare nutritionally, as well as how to add more nut butter to a healthful diet. The article also investigates the risks.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, but it can be difficult for people to know if they are getting the right amount. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight. Others may need to make dietary changes or take supplements. Here, we explain how to get vitamin D from sunlight, food, and supplements.nut
New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that individuals with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more exposed to disabling lung disease.
Early signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include vomiting, loss of appetite, and tiredness. However, magnesium deficiency is rare, and symptoms usually indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and implications of magnesium deficiency, as well as how to correct it.
A first-of-its-kind study analyzes the effect of the so-called 16:8 fasting diet in people with obesity. The study found unexpected health benefits.
Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor.