Move over, vitamin C. Zinc may be the new cold fighter in town. Many studies have shown that taking a zinc supplement may help shorten the duration of the common cold, but it also plays a big part in promoting proper growth. What Is Zinc, and Why Do I Need It? Zinc is considered a… Continue reading Zinc 101: Uses, Dosage, Foods, Supplements, Risks, and More
Yuzu 101: Nutrition, Benefits, Recipes, and More
At first glance, the yuzu fruit may look like a yellow mandarin orange. But this citrus fruit is uniquely different in taste, texture, and aroma. “Yuzu, or Citrus junos, is native to East Asia. It has little juice and massive seeds,” says Asako Miyashita, RDN, a New York City–based nutrition consultant. She describes the fruit… Continue reading Yuzu 101: Nutrition, Benefits, Recipes, and More
Your ‘Healthy’ Diet May Not Be as Healthy as You Think, Study Finds
When you’re trying to lose weight, any number of factors can weaken your resolve and get in the way of progress. But in many cases, the scale may refuse to budge, even if you’ve been sticking to your plan. Findings from a study show that part of the problem may lie in our dietary perceptions… Continue reading Your ‘Healthy’ Diet May Not Be as Healthy as You Think, Study Finds
Do You Really Need to Eat Less Red Meat?
One day carbs are okay; the next they're the devil. Fat was the culprit of the obesity epidemic; now, loading up is touted as a quick-fix for weight loss. If you're a health news consumer, you're no stranger to nutrition advice that flip-flops so much it can make your head spin. If you've been reading… Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Less Red Meat?
Water Fasting: Benefits and Risks
Piggybacking on the popularity of intermittent fasting, water fasting is making waves in the popular diet world once again. Far from a new approach, this diet, which dates back to ancient Greece, largely lacks scientific evidence, though many naturopathic doctors tout its potential short-term benefits. (1) Yet this approach isn’t one to start willy-nilly, as… Continue reading Water Fasting: Benefits and Risks
Tigernut Butter: Will Eating It Make You Healthier?
“Superfood” is a consumer-friendly marketing term commonly tossed around by influencers, celebrities, and some health experts to describe a nutrient-rich food that promises to promote health in a variety of ways. While classic superfoods include old favorites like avocados and blueberries, it seems every year exotic new foods make their debut in the realm of superfoodom.… Continue reading Tigernut Butter: Will Eating It Make You Healthier?
Why Turmeric and Black Pepper Are Better Together
Few spices have gained as much attention in recent years as turmeric. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a golden yellow spice that’s sometimes referred to as “Indian saffron.” It's a key ingredient in many curry recipes, and is also thought to play a role in managing a variety of health conditions, including arthritis, indigestion, and irritable bowel… Continue reading Why Turmeric and Black Pepper Are Better Together
You May Be Drinking More Alcohol Than You Realize
Over the last decade, craft beer has become wildly popular. Since 2015, the number of breweries in the United States has nearly doubled, according to the Brewers Association. While many people think of locally brewed beverages as being on par with other small-batch, farm-to-table products, like produce and meat, with a similar reputation as fresh,… Continue reading You May Be Drinking More Alcohol Than You Realize
Why a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet May Lower Heart Disease but Raise Stroke Risk
Diets that call for avoiding either meat or all animal products get a lot of buzz for being healthy and contributing to weight loss. But there may be a catch to these diets, called vegetarian and vegan diets, respectively: a higher risk for a certain type of stroke. In a study published in September 2019… Continue reading Why a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet May Lower Heart Disease but Raise Stroke Risk
Why Intermittent Fasting May Not Help When You’re Already Cutting Calories
When it comes to weight loss, two diets may not be better than one. In a new study of people who cut calories to shed excess pounds, participants got similar results when they limited meals to certain hours of the day and when they ate anytime they wanted. For the study, researchers randomly assigned 118… Continue reading Why Intermittent Fasting May Not Help When You’re Already Cutting Calories