How important is weight loss or weight control for anyone dealing with prediabetes and in preventing type 2 diabetes? Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the
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The typical American breakfast is a nutrition nightmare, zapping your energy and altering your appetite! Instead, use these healthy breakfast ideas for nutritious and delicious foods that will boost your energy levels and help curb cravings.
Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let’s compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.
Both omega-6 and
To drink or not too drink? The type and amount of alcoholic beverages consumed can make a difference for your bone health. Learn how alcohol affects your bones – either for good or for bad.
Unless your doctor has informed you that you’re deficient in potassium, the most you’ve probably heard about this mineral is that it’s good for you and is found abundantly in bananas. Perhaps it’s time to take closer look at how potassium benefits some of the most important functions of your
Protein powder is most popular with (and typically marketed to) athletes and bodybuilders. But it also has caught on with a broader range of consumers—people of various ages and activity levels—who are looking to improve their daily diet habits. But what can protein powder actually do for you? And how
Ask a child to draw a vegetable and odds are you’ll get a picture of broccoli. That’s a nutritious choice; it provides fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, potassium, and even some calcium and protein, and is low in calories. Broccoli also is a good source of phytochemicals
No wonder it’s been dubbed by health and nutrition experts as a “superfood” over the last few years: Kale benefits your entire body, from your bones to your heart to your digestive system. Kale is also versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, so if it hasn’t found a permanent place
Nutritional evaluations have traditionally focused on individual food properties, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and mineral components. But a new systematic review of dozens of studies involving thousands of participants undertaken by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Reading, UK, raises many questions about traditional