When most of us think of calories, we think of how fattening a food is. In dietary terms, calories are the amount of energy that a food provides.If we consistently take in more energy than we need, we will...
Some things just don’t mix well. But what you eat or drink can affect how some drugs you take work. You may not find time to read medical information that details contraindications, but you should talk to your doctor...
Unripe plantains are not as sweet as bananas unless they are ripe. For decades, plantains have been one of the most common staple foods that thrive in the tropics. They contain many health advantages when taken unripe. They are...
Ensuring a healthy heart is far easier than can be imagined. Experts looking at heart healthy foods have indicated that a diet that includes coffee and tomatoes support a healthy heart. In a new study, experts indicated that tomato...
To many people, all that is to lavender is its sweet smell in soaps, shampoos and air fresheners. But lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis) has also been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia...
Although most people think of mushrooms as vegetables, they’re in fact a type of beneficial fungus. The term “mushroom” refers to any macrofungus with a distinctive fruiting body large enough to be seen with the naked eye and picked...
Regular consumers of crabs are less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, said on Friday. “In regions, where seafood including crab is consumed regularly, the people usually have maximum lifespan,’’ Malomo told...
Nutmeg may protect against liver damage, new research suggests. When tested on mice, the fragrant spice reduces inflammation in the organ, a study found.Nutmeg may also keep livers healthy by regulating their fat levels, the research adds.According to the...
A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that yogurt can reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining, thus preventing endotoxins, the pro-inflammatory molecules produced by gut microbes, from crossing into the...
You might already be aware that eating a diet chock-full of super foods like leafy greens, dark chocolate and oily fish can help with a whole host of chronic health conditions. But, did you know that some foods can also...