July 17, 2015

We've all heard the saying that adults should drink 8 cups of water a day, but that is mostly an urban legend based on guidelines given decades ago without much scientific substantiation. It's practically impossible to give fixed guidelines on drinking water because ev...

April 25, 2015

You probably recognize the image above, as its the food pyramid from our government's recommended health guidelines for decades. If you look closely you see that carbs are supposed to account for most of the food that you eat. Kind of odd isn't it? Especially since eve...

February 20, 2015

Basketball fans might remember this incident in the NBA finals, when superstar LeBron James had to be taken out of the game due to cramping. For pro and amateur atheletes alike, cramping is a serious problem that is most often the result of dehydration. When you exerci...

January 16, 2015

A recent meta-analysis of multiple nutrition studies revealed something you probably already knew: eating fiber is good for you. Specifically the researchers in this study determined that the more fiber you eat the less likely you are to die over a certain period of ti...

December 26, 2014

 

With the holiday season coming to an end, many of you are making plans to shed some pounds in the new year. When you are trying to lose weight, the first thing you should know is that it's a lot easier to consume a calorie than to burn it off.  So your first priority...

September 19, 2014

According to a just released study, artificial sweeteners like Saccharin, Sucralose and Aspartame might contribute to higher blood sugar levels, thus contributing to weight gain despite their zero-calorie status. With their use now ubiquitous, and Diet Coke having pass...

August 19, 2014

If you grew up anywhere near a TV, you'll probably remember this:

 

 

Popeye, so the story goes in pretty much every episode of his cartoon, gets strong when he eats his spinach. And the spinach is good for you, as your mother probably told you, because it's the vegetable...

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