nutrition

The Best Ways To Deal With Hunger On A Diet

When you’re on a diet, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” you’ll be hungry. Here are some ways to keep hunger at bay and continue your progress.


Juicing Unlocks More Vitamins, But Also Calories And Sugar

Proponents of juicing say it’s a great way to stuff more vitamins and phytonutrients into your diet. Fruit juice has also been criticised as a sugary, fibre-free drink no better for you than cola. What’s the truth? A new study shows that orange juice does make certain nutrients more accessible to your body, but not enough to recommend juice over whole fruit.


There's No Evidence That Probiotics Do Good Things For Your Health

The terms probiotics and prebiotics are appearing on more items in supermarket aisles all the time. Both words, their placement and the products they adorn, imply they’re good for you, that more of these bacteria will help you in some way. But there’s actually scant evidence for such claims.


How Too Much Fat And Sugar Can Wreck Your Brain

Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we pass a favorite fast-food restaurant, when we see a scrumptious snack near the check-out at a convenience store. In addition, we’re the targets of sophisticated advertising techniques designed to keep thoughts of food and the pleasures of eating almost constantly in our minds.


Why Milk Alternatives Are Unhealthy

There’s a milk revolution going on in supermarkets and it’s showing no sign of retreat. Where formerly we might have had a simple choice between cow milk and soy milk, with a few other niche products available in the bigger supermarkets, suddenly we’re facing a bewildering range: almond or macadamia milk? Cow, sheep, or goat? Coconut? Rice, oat or quinoa?


12 Diets In 12 Months: The Centenarian Challenge

For most of my adulthood, I have eaten conciously — with the goal of living for a really, really long time. At least 100.


Avoid Overeating By Sticking With Homemade Food

At this time of year, many us are going to parties and get-togethers. If you’re trying to cut calories, avoid prepackaged foods at soirees.


How To Avoid Food Poisoning At Summer Picnics

Warmer temperatures and eating outside go hand-in-hand, but picnics can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months.


Simplifit Builds You A Personal Health Program, With A Virtual Coach

Android: Building better eating and fitness habits is difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Simplifit is a new app that will build you a manageable health and fitness plan based on your personal goals. The app also has a virtual coach to offer reminders and encouragement and track your progress.


The Paleo Diet Is Not Based On Science

We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s a largely impossible dream based on a set of fallacies about our ancestors.