Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance. There’s little argument about that. There are, however, many questions still to be answered about how caffeine effects the brain. Recent research seems to show that regular caffeine use may change the physical structure of the brain, at least temporarily.
Smoking kills. That idea is universally and scientifically accepted. Millions have died from smoking-related illnesses and many more continue to die. But obesity and excess body fat may be giving smoking a run for it’s money, according to new research. They may even be the new biggest killer.
When it comes to regulating glucose levels in the body, skeletal muscle plays a key role. With obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases exploding in the US, understanding how this works might be a game-changer. Now a key factor in fat metabolism has been identified.
We’ve all heard the old adage “you are what you eat.” But what if you’re also what you ate as a child? Can children’s diets continue to affect them throughout the rest of their lives? Is it possible that excess fat and sugar in a child’s diet can change their microbiome for the worse?
Everyone who is trying to eat healthy probably eats chicken. For many of those people, eating chicken gets really boring, really fast. So here are some low-carb, crock pot chicken recipes that you won’t get sick of eating! Delicious, simple to make and even a little exotic! So go ahead, eat well and eat healthy. Enjoy chicken again!
Good news about vitamin D is piling up. We’ve learned it reduces the likelihood of contracting COVID-19, eases symptoms for those who do contract the virus and has positive effects on the gut, brain and other body systems. The latest findings about vitamin D and your health don’t disappoint, either.
We know that nutrition and brain health are inexorably linked. Multiple research studies have clearly shown this to be true. Fruits, vegetables and healthy fats all have a positive impact on cognitive health. But can wine and cheese really be the latest brain-boosting foods to add to that list?
Doctors and lots of people on treadmills in health clubs believe better “cardio” leads to a longer life. People run, swim, row, climb and engage in all sorts of cardiorespiratory fitness activities in order to keep the Grim Reaper away a little longer. The big question is “does it work?”
For American football fans, it’s that most wonderful time of the year! The Super Bowl! For many Americans, it’s also the super bowl of snack foods. Here are some snack foods that are Super Bowl-worthy and won’t destroy your resolution to eat healthier and lose weight!
We know that when expecting mothers eat well and exercise, it has a positive impact on baby’s health. But what about dad’s food and activity habits? What impact do they have on the health of his kids? The answers to those questions might surprise you.