Nutrition

Burping is one way that the body releases gas. It can occur with stomach pain because of a recent meal, indigestion, or less often, a medical condition. Gas results either from swallowing air or as a byproduct of the breakdown of food in the large intestine. The American Gastroenterological Association state that people pass between
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A recent small scale study looks for differences in connectivity in the brains of people who drink tea regularly and those who rarely drink tea. The findings seem encouraging, but much more work is needed. Does drinking tea regularly boost the brain? Spending just a few moments searching the internet for the health benefits of
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In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer.
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Some flatulence is normal, but excessive farting is often a sign that the body is reacting strongly to certain foods. This can indicate a food intolerance or that a person has a digestive system disorder, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Typically, people pass gas 5–15 times per day. Dietary changes, altering eating patterns, and identifying
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Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive need more of certain vitamins and minerals than other people, especially folic acid. Some women with very healthy and varied diets may already get enough essential nutrients through their diet. But many women take prenatal supplements to ensure they are getting a full range of vitamins
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This is a restrictive diet that requires a person to reduce their daily intake to 1,200 calories. For some people, 1,200 calories are too low and can lead to malnourishment. Most nutrition labels base their recommendations on a 2,000 calorie diet. So, consuming 1,200 calories a day may involve a significant reduction in daily calories
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The vitamin aisle of a pharmacy can be overwhelming for many people. Also, many pharmaceutical companies have developed their own multivitamin formulas for men to help them stay healthy, adding to the confusion. Men and women need different amounts of vitamins and minerals, depending on their age and overall health. Someone with osteoporosis, for example,
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The ketogenic, or keto, and Atkins diets are two popular eating plans that restrict carbohydrate intake with the aim of promoting weight loss and improving overall health. The recommended daily intake of carbohydrates for adults is about 200–300 grams (g) per day. The keto and Atkins diets both involve a significant reduction in carbohydrate consumption,
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People who follow the ketogenic, or keto, diet eat high amounts of fat, moderate amounts of protein, and minimal amounts of carbohydrates. Some evidence suggests that following this diet can affect cholesterol levels. Specifically, the keto diet’s daily allowances for fat, protein, and carbohydrates are as follows: fat: 55–60% of the day’s total macronutrients protein:
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Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions. Some supplements, such as omega-3s, may indeed benefit mental health, according to a major new review. “While there has been a
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A person may not feel like eating much when they have the flu. However, certain foods may aid recovery. The flu is a collective term that refers to infection with an influenza virus. Eating nourishing food and drinking plenty of fluids can provide essential nutrients and keep the body hydrated, which may help speed recovery
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Some people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that eating breakfast increases weight loss. But is this true? And, if so, which are the best breakfast foods for weight loss? There is little evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast can increase weight loss. Breakfast is just another
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The keto and paleo diets are among the most popular diets today. They share some similarities, but there are also differences in the foods they allow, their effects on the body, and key health effects. The ketogenic (keto) diet focuses on eating a particular balance of macronutrients. The goal is to enter a state of
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Although it is difficult to gain weight specifically on the face, putting weight on generally or improving muscle tone can make a person’s face appear fuller. Certain facial exercises and remedies may also help. The shape of a person’s face naturally changes over their lifetime because aging can lead to a loss of fat or
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Although people tend to accept that fruits and vegetables are healthful options, other food groups, such as dairy, spark more discussion and seem to have conflicting recommendations. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Choose My Plate recommendations state that adults should consume 3 servings of dairy products per day. Children should consume around 2
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Raspberry ketone, sometimes called rheosmin or frambinone, is the compound that gives raspberries their distinct smell. Some people claim that it also offers health benefits, but there is not yet enough research to confirm this belief. Raspberry ketone supplements have gained popularity on the health food scene as a weight loss aid, despite the lack
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