With a few simple strategies, you can enjoy gathering for a holiday meal with family and friends despite special dietary needs, like food allergies, diabetes or vegetarianism.
Whether youre hosting or attending a holiday meal, chances are that one or more guests are restricting something from their diets. Watching salt intake is one of the more common dietary restrictions, according to an online poll of American households.
Studies suggest intermittent fasting regimens can help with weight loss. But, long-term adherence and health benefits are uncertain.
Intermittent fasting is a hot topic among dieters and researchers alike. This weight loss approach is all about forgoing food and caloric beverages for periods longer than a typical overnight fast.
Help your arteries age gracefully with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
It's common to develop significantly stiffer arteries and high blood pressure as we age past our 50s. Healthy lifestyle factors may go a long way toward slowing this process. A new study published in Hypertension suggests healthy vascular (blood vessel) aging may be possible even in people 70 years and older.
Lunches you pack for yourself or your family can be healthier than meals purchased away from home, but only if you plan food choices wisely.
Depending on what you pack in lunches for yourself or family members, you may not do better nutritionally than the cafeterias or eateries you're passing up. Studies suggest it's common for kids' packed lunches to be low in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products.
If there is a benefit of this popular spice in type 2 diabetes, current scientific evidence suggests the impact may be small.
Cinnamon has long done double duty in cooking and as a folk remedy for various ailments. Today, scientists are studying cinnamon to see if it improves blood sugar, particularly in type 2 diabetes.
Growing evidence suggests enjoying a daily cup (or more) of this popular beverage may help decrease risk of an early death.
Some people view coffee as a guilty pleasure. But, research suggests drinking coffee may actually have some health benefits. That evidence includes two new, large observational studies of diverse populations published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Both found drinking coffee was associated with a modestly (less than 20%) reduced risk of dying from various conditions, compared to not drinking coffee.