By Elizabeth Bennett Although claiming that homo sapiens is a carnivorous animal is an oft-employed aphorism used when debating the virtues of a vegetarian diet with family members, the truth is that there is no yes-or-no answer to this question, or at least not one which will bear too much scrutiny. It
By Otto Baynes In spite of decades of study, medical science is still unclear about many of the frequently touted health benefits of fish oil. Recommendations for the use of fish oil as a supplement often stem more from anecdotal cultural evidence than they do from definitive scientific evidence.
By Alexander Eliot One of the hardest aspects of losing weight is finding the time and motivation to change your everyday routine. Sure, rigorous exercise regimens and carefully-planned diets can help you quickly shed some pounds. However, if you have a busy schedule, trying to adopt drastic new weight-loss routines
By Carlton Ryan Many of us eat too much. The average person would be healthier if they ate less everyday. Of course, doing so is hard. Among the myriad difficulties is hunger. If you try to eat less, you may feel as if you are starving much of the time.
By T.N. Melber Mediterranean Diet A Mediterranean diet may be the key to a longer, healthier life. Switching to a Mediterranean diet means reducing red meat consumption while increasing intake of seafood, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and virgin olive oil. A growing body of research links the Mediterranean diet
By C. S. Nelson By design, fruit is mysterious. Its skin prevents the buyer from seeing what’s inside before the purchase. But this is not a mystery without clues. When you know what to look for you can greatly increase the chances of bringing home the perfect sweet piece
Beloved dairy products like milk, butter, and yogurt can be a delicious part of a healthy diet. To enjoy the full benefits of this creamy food group, choosing the right dairy is essential. As a rule, grass-fed, whole milk products are tastier and more nutrient dense than the heavily marketed
By Carlton Ryan Many of us eat too much. The average person would be healthier if they ate less every day. Of course, doing so is hard. Among the myriad difficulties is hunger. If you try to eat less, you may feel as if you are starving much of the
By Benjamin Gray A well-timed intake of nutrients before, during and after exercise is a primary determinant of how effective (and comfortable) your workout will be. If you’ve ever hit the gym after a large meal or without enough food or in your stomach, you will know how
By J. Lang Wood Nutrition experts advise everyone to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets, but some fruits have special benefits to keep your body functioning at its best. If you add these fruits to your diet on a daily basis, you will increase the