Several diets claim to improve heart health by promoting the consumption of “healthy fats.” Though a critical component of a healthy diet, other factors, like sustainability and nutritional balance, must also be considered. One diet that’s stood the test of time is the Mediterranean diet.
Naturally, your body’s immune system activates to protect and heal itself. The immune system’s response to injuries and illnesses triggers inflammation, which is helpful, but excess inflammation (prolonged acute or chronic) is not ideal. Severe inflammation can result in chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and cancer. Reducing and preventing inflammation from remaining in your body may be difficult, but don’t worry, your diet can help!
Going on a diet to lose weight can be difficult, especially if it requires extreme restriction of food or reduction of calories. Which diet is the most adaptable? Which is most effective? Which will work long-term? Let’s take a look at three popular diets to find out ...
There are many weight loss trends that involve reducing oil intake, going on oil-free diets, or even choosing “light” oils over normal oils. Do these diet trends and myths really promote weight loss, or are they counterintuitive? Let’s take a deeper look, focusing on one of the most popular cooking oils, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
Living to the age of 100 may not be as abstract of a concept as we may believe. In Fact, Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and journalist, discovered communities where the concept of centennial living is alive and well – they’re called Blue Zones.