A study found that individuals who adhered to a gluten-free diet had twice the amount of arsenic in their urine and 70 percent more mercury in their blood compared to people on a regular gluten diet.
From kimchi to dark chocolate, here are some foods packed with probiotics that are good for gut health and microbiome balance.
Although they still pose risks for extremely low birthweight babies, probiotics have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of deadly gut-related conditions in premies.
You may want to avoid that burger or pizza meal; just one high-fat meal has been found to adversely affect your metabolism.
Not to knock tomatoes or potatoes, but some foods are just more eye-catching and demand a closer look.
The new study assessed vitality, depression, anxiety, motivation and other aspects of mental well-being among groups of participants who were directly given more fruits and vegetables.
It turns out that the cells our bodies use to digest food need a break every now and then.
Plaque buildup is a known precursor to serious neurodegenerative diseases, and while other oils carry this trait, vegetable oil is the type with which it's most prevalent.
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.
The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.
The active ingredient in licorice has been found to impact fetal brain growth and development, and you may be surprised by how common it is to ingest it without even eating candy.
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The substances have been tied to severe health problems, such as testicular and kidney cancer, and scientists warn that chemicals in fast-food wrappers may “leach” onto the food products.
The findings go hand-in-hand with growing evidence that metabolism functions differently during the day when the body is active, as opposed to at night when it’s winding down.
The goal is for children to continue eating vegetables not because of the reward, but because they are in the habit of eating healthy.
While previous studies had found many links between the brain hormone serotonin and energy use, the core question remained: How does it impact metabolism?
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.
Ocean pollution has gotten so bad that sea animals are ingesting more and more microplastics, which we inevitably ingest from seafood.
France's recent law prohibiting free refills of sugary sodas aims is in response to the rising rate of obesity there.
Salmon farmers are looking into various ways to combat the sea lice infestation, as well as alternative farming methods, in the hopes of avoiding millions in lost revenue and increasing supply.
Researchers have discovered that mushrooms have major brain-boosting and curative powers.
The study results showed that breast cancer cells were subdued, and even killed, when treated with luteonin, a compound found in certain herbs and vegetables.
Researchers discovered a linear association between low levels of B12, a vitamin largely found in meat and animal products, and preterm birth.
You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.
Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.
The 'Arctic Apple' takes three weeks to fully oxidize after being cut or bruised, which is growing their appeal over non-genetically modified apples.
Researchers say that yeast-derived L-asparaginase may be a safer, more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
32 percent of boys and 28 percent of girls between the ages of 2 and 19 consumed at least two sugary drinks daily, according to the CDC.
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.
For women planning on becoming pregnant, and especially for those who already are, experts highly recommend incorporating a folic acid supplement to prevent brain and spine birth defects.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
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.
The qualm is with palm oil, which, when refined at high heat, produces harmful contaminants.
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.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
The prevalence of low-calorie artificial sweeteners in a growing number of basic food products has made the impending sugar fix more and more difficult to avoid for many consumers, young and old.
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.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.
Researchers noticed this one outcome when people focused on dieting were shown art depicting slim body types.
Give babies peanuts to ward off deadly allergy. Being around dogs and dirt promote healthier growth, too.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
Scientists have analyzed the medicinal purposes of the Indian long pepper by studying its properties.
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.
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.
Routine family meals aren’t the only way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies. A new study reveals other tricks to keep children on track.
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.
The holidays are a time of indulgence, but enjoying traditional holiday foods doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your diet.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from asthma, you might want to rethink your next ham sandwich.