Fiery flavors may trick your brain into liking less-salty foods.
A large study in China found that people with a penchant for spicier foods preferred less salt, which was associated with less salt and sodium consumed overall and lower blood pressures, according to a study in Hypertension.
It requires sustained changes in eating pattern and exercise.
Triglyceride is the other blood fat, or lipid, that your doctor measures in addition to cholesterol to gauge your risk of cardiovascular disease. People with high bad LDL cholesterol and/or low good HDL are at higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. But triglyceride levels matter, too.
Below-normal levels of this essential nutrient are more common with aging, but the impact on brain health remains unclear.
Some purveyors of dietary supplements claim that all you need to do is pop some vitamin B12 every day to obtain brain support, brain protection, and cognitive power.
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.