Everybody knows that sugar-sweetened soft drinks, such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper, are the bane of fitness and good nutrition, but why weren't they for our grandparents?
About one in 350 people has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which the lining of the gut attacks the protein in gluten. Far more than one in 350 people, however, report problems when eating wheat. The problem may indeed be wheat, but not gluten.
When the lucky iron fish appeared on social media, I just had to have one. Iron-deficiency anemia isn't just a third-world problem. Can you benefit from this unique iron supplement too?
Biologically active vitamin B12 isn't found in any products of non-animal origin, unless they have been fortified. And yes, you do need it. What else should all vegetarians and vegans know about vitamin B12?
It's easy to forget that bacteria and viruses need food, too, and when they infect us, we are it. Depriving bacterial and viral pathogens of iron, German scientists have discovered, is one of the ways the body beats infections.
Fasting is an important spiritual aspect of many religions. Research data show that religious fasting may help to adapt healthier lifestyle by learning self-control and making changes to the diet.
Many studies show the importance of breastfeeding for brain development in infants. Dietary intake of essential fats is beneficial for the prevention and management of mental disorders.
Vitamins are vital for heart health. A recent study finds that vitamin C from fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of heart disease, although suipplements don't necessarily have the same effect.
In much of the world, tap water is unsafe. Unfortunately, bottled water is not necessarily better. Here is what you need to be on the lookout for if you have to drink bottled water.
Ciguatera is a fish-borne illness for which there is no treatment. It's the sort of thing that can ruin a tropical vacation, unless you know which fish to avoid at sea-side restaurants. Recognizing symptoms is the only way you can get timely treatment.