Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors

And cut out need for insulin while controlling blood glucose Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people […]

Newly discovered compounds shed fresh light on whole grain health benefits

Scientists have discovered new compounds that may explain whole grain health benefits, reports a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. A high intake of whole grains increased the levels of betaine compounds in the body which, in […]

Crash diets are highly effective – new evidence

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard that crash dieting isn’t the best way to go about it. Although you may lose lots of weight initially, you won’t be able to keep the weight off and may even end […]

Ketogenic diet reduces body fat in women with ovarian or endometrial cancer

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet recommended by the American Cancer Society, according to a […]

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

When my brother and I were kids back in the ’80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it wasn’t just for the fish.   It was for the vinegar – malt vinegar. We would uncap a bottle at […]

Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental […]

Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES URBANA, Ill. – As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. […]

Anti-inflammatory diet linked to reduced risk of early death

Adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet was associated with lower risks of dying from any cause, dying from cardiovascular causes, and dying from cancer in a recent Journal of Internal Medicine study. In the study of 68,273 Swedish men and women aged 45 […]

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you […]

What are the most healthful nuts you can eat?

Nuts are a good source of healthful fats, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients. Each type of nut offers different nutritional benefits. Nuts are among the best sources of plant-based proteins. According to a 2017 review study, a diet rich in […]