Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks.
A new study examines how carcinogens enter our bodies when exposed to fumes from a barbecue. They find that more enter through our skin than our lungs.
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here.
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.
Nightshade species include potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Nightshade allergies are rare but can be severe. A person can have an allergy or an intolerance to nightshade, which will cause different symptoms. This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances.
In addition to their natural antioxidant properties, flavonoids — the compounds that give plants their color — may keep our lungs healthy into old age.
A person with diabetes must monitor the carbohydrate and sugar in their diet. Although apples contain these compounds, they are a healthful choice for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this article, find out the effects of apples on blood sugar and insulin levels, plus other fruits to eat for diabetes.
A recently published study concludes that switching to the Mediterranean diet could protect against certain health issues caused by air pollution.
Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests.
Vitamin D deficiency is a huge and growing problem in the United States. A recent study finds a link between abdominal fat and low levels of vitamin D.
Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good bacteria in the gut.
The 'trendy' diet of intermittent fasting may have adverse consequences on our metabolism, a new study warns. The diet may impair pancreatic function.
Having an overactive bladder can be a very challenging condition, but there are many ways in which people can improve their symptoms. These include monitoring the foods and drinks that they consume, as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Learn more about the overactive bladder diet here.
Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is safe to combine the two, and how doing so might affect the body.
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated.
A new study investigates the effect of diet on the symptoms of osteoarthritis. They found that small changes could relieve pain and reduce damage.
Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume.
There are many ways to improve cardiac health, and watching what we eat is one of the most important. Here, we provide details of 16 heart-healthy foods.
'The largest crowd-sourced' project to ever have studied the human microbiome has published its first results. They drop new clues about our gut health.
According to the latest research, eating yogurt before a meal might help to reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of our intestinal lining.