Ice Cream for Breakfast? Study Says It Can Make You Smarter

Researchers found that eating ice cream for breakfast could improve a person’s alertness and mental performance throughout the day.

Bagged Salads Could Be a Breeding Ground for Salmonella

Researchers found the moist environment in bags of salad provides the perfect setting for salmonella bacteria to grow.

Probiotic ‘Milk Test’ Could Reveal Effectiveness

There’s a test you can do at home to see if your probiotics are actually working — all you need is a glass of milk.

5 Spices With Brain Health Benefits

There are plenty of supplements that claim to improve your brain health, but there are also many natural remedies that you can find in your spice rack.

Testing Your Tears Could Reveal What Vitamins You Need

Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.

Caffeine May Prevent Age-Related Inflammation

Whether you prefer coffee, tea or even chocolate, regularly consuming caffeine has been found to procure health benefits, like combatting inflammation as we get older.

New Guidelines Make It Easier for Pregnant Women to Eat Fish

The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.

Ginger: The Superfood You’re Probably Not Eating Enough

Ginger root's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a super food that you can easily incorporate into your diet through these seven delicious recipes.

TV Cooking Shows Might Be Failing Safety Standards

A study found that cooking TV shows overlook safe food-handling practices, influencing millions of viewers.

Miss or Must-Have? Rank These Health Innovations

Vital Updates scours the web daily for innovative health products. Cast your vote to let us know which ones you think are the most interesting.

Try These 6 Tricks to Kickstart Your Metabolism

Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Try these metabolism boosting tricks to help get you closer to your pound-shedding goals.

Cooking on High Heat Could Increase Your Heart Disease Risk

The level of heat in your kitchen may have a direct correlation to your chances of developing a dangerous heart condition.

Eating Just One High-Fat Meal Can Damage Your Metabolism

You may want to avoid that burger or pizza meal; just one high-fat meal has been found to adversely affect your metabolism.

7 Bizarre Foods That’ll Make You Do a Double Take

Not to knock tomatoes or potatoes, but some foods are just more eye-catching and demand a closer look.

Try These 5 Natural Cough Remedies

There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.

4 Celebrity Diets to Avoid in the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, it might be tempting to try a celeb-endorsed diet, but many of these fad diets are actually quite unhealthy.

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.

Here’s Why You Get The Drunk Munchies

It turns out that there's a specific neurological response that triggers the often unhealthy late-night eating habits that follow a night of drinking.

Sorry Sushi Lovers, Your Salmon May Have A Japanese Tapeworm

If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.

The Deadly Foods We Enjoy vs. The Ones We Should Actually Be Eating

The read-em-and-weep list of delicious-but-not-so-good-for-you foods includes processed meats like bacon, bologna and hot dogs, whereas the 'good food' list recommends nuts and plenty of omega-3 enriched foods.

6 Tips for a Healthier You in 2017

This year, stop the cycle of broken promises. If you’re resolving to practice better nutrition, you’ll have a much better year if you fully commit.

12 Emotional Stages of Dieting: The Long Road From Hangry to Happy

You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.

Bad Gut Bacteria Could Sabotage Your Weight Loss Resolution

Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.

Give Peanuts to Infants? New Allergy Recommendations May Surprise You

Give babies peanuts to ward off deadly allergy. Being around dogs and dirt promote healthier growth, too.

Eat These Foods Instead of Meat to Help You Feel Full

Researchers say eating beans and peas are more filling than a meat-based diet and can contribute to significant weight loss.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Launches New Hair Vitamin

Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.

The Bittersweet Truth About Sugar Substitutes

From the natural to the artificial, here's a breakdown of sugar substitutes and where they fall on the glycemic index.

Pregnant Women Who Eat American Diet Are More Likely to Have Obese Children

A study in rodents found that the typical diet consumed by American mothers increased the chances of offspring becoming obese.

Water vs. Diet Soda: Which Is Better for Weight Loss?

Those seeking to lose weight should consider avoiding diet sodas because they could be hampering one’s weight-loss goals, a new study says.

Chewing Gum Can Damage Digestive System, Even If Not Swallowed

It's a chemical called titanium oxide, present in chewing gum, candy and even toothpaste, that's been shown to be harmful to the digestive system.

Want to Look More Attractive? New Study Says Eat Carrots

In studying the presence of beta-carotene in participants, the researchers found that perception of attractiveness was based solely on looks, rather than the actual presence of an improvement in health.

America’s Fattest Cities Are All in One Part of the Country

Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.

Eating Dinner Early Could Help You Lose Body Fat

Studies show rethinking your meal timing can curb hunger, burn fat and help you lose weight.

Food Industry Study Questions Sugar Guidelines

A systematic review of research informing daily sugar intake concludes “guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations."

Can Sweet Potato Water Have a Slimming Effect?

A weight loss secret could lie in the starchy water produced from cooking a sweet potato,, according to a new study.

5 Probiotic-Packed Foods to Add to Your Diet

From kimchi to dark chocolate, here are some foods packed with probiotics that are good for gut health and microbiome balance.

Vitamin D in Your Diet May Improve Your Gut Health

Researchers believe that extra vitamin D helps to improve gut health by replenishing good bacteria.

More Veggies in Your Diet May Reduce Stress

People who ate three to four servings of vegetables per day had a 12 percent reduced risk of stress than those who consumed just one serving or none at all.

Burnt Toast Can Lead to Cancer, Experts Warn

A new campaign seeks to warn the public about the cancer risks linked to eating over-cooked starchy foods like burnt toast and over-roasted potatoes.

New Study Weighs in on Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets

In the age-old battle between low-carb diets and low-fat diets, a new study says low-carb diets may be the winner.

Eating This Spicy Ingredient May Help to Fight Breast Cancer

Research has found that an active ingredient found in chili peppers may help to fight breast cancer.

4 Tips to Keep Off the Weight You Worked So Hard to Lose

Keeping the weight you've worked so hard to lose from coming back is possible with these diet and exercise tips.

Try These 7 Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin

If your skin is looking a little dull, try incorporating these foods into your diet to get that healthy glow back.

Strawberries Top the ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Produce Containing Pesticides

From the "Dirty Dozen" to the "Clean Fifteen," here are the fruits and vegetables claimed to contain the least and most pesticides this year.

More Mushrooms in Your Diet May Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s: Study

Researchers have discovered that mushrooms have major brain-boosting and curative powers.

Eating Nuts Every Day Might Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but so might a handful a nuts. A new study suggests they can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Study Suggests Saturated Fats May Actually Be ‘Healthy’

A new study that defies conventional wisdom about the health effects of fat intake may soon have dieters asking, “Can you pass the butter, please?”

Sabra Recalls Hummus Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its hummus dips and spreads due to possible Listeria contamination, the FDA reported.

Red Meat Doesn’t Harm Your Heart as Much as You Think: Study

Enjoy that steak — new research shows red meat has less impact on cardiovascular health than we thought.

Men Who Eat More Red Meat Are at Risk for This Digestive Disorder

A new study suggests that men may want to reconsider the amount of red meat they eat in order to avoid a painful digestive disorder.

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