As people become more concerned about their personal health, and as plant-based products become tastier and more versatile, meat substitute sales in the United States have continued to grow. The market is estimated to reach $4.54 billion in 2018 and is projected to rise to $6.43 billion by 2023, according
Exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC)are painful muscle spasms that occur during or immediately following a workout. They are spawned by an involuntary contraction of a muscle that will not relax. Muscle cramps typically start in the leg—often in the calf muscles (i.e. the dreaded Charley horse). But they also can occur in any of
Mayonnaise, by definition, is not a healthy food, based on the calories, sodium, and total fat count. But most brands offer alternative versions to traditional mayonnaise that are made with olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. These varieties offer more heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
“In general, mayo is a high-fat food
As you focus on eating more healthfully, it often can be difficult to give up less-healthy things you are used to, such as sodium, sugar, and fried foods. But, there is a plethora of savory herbs and spices available in the U.S. today from all around the world. If you
You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables
Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one
Take this to heart: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the U.S. Luckily, lifestyle factors such as weight management, regular physical activity, and a good heart-healthy diet plan can help to prevent and
When it comes to cholesterol-lowering food, you can’t go wrong with cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family. From kale and cabbage to broccoli and cauliflower, these veggies deserve a starring role on your plate.
If you have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI) such as omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or esomeprazole (Nexium) to keep your heartburn and other symptoms under control. However, evidence is mounting that PPIs can have serious side effects (see What You