Dark chocolate has been shown to have some effect on reducing high blood pressure, according to new research.
Classified as an ultra-processed food item, people have leared to be wary of soft drinks, or at least, control the amount they consume. However, there are actually far worst drinks than sodas in terms of sugar content. Though tea, coffee and chocolate have proven health benefits, it would be best to steer clear of these drinks due to their high sugar content which would make the regular soda look almost "healthier" by comparison.
Applying a new way to analyze data from 87 previous long-term studies, researchers say that drinking in moderation does not seem to offer any health benefit at all. However, others are wary of this new conclusion saying that what the new interpretation offers is the fact that drinking moderately does not seem to affect death rates either negatively or positively.
It's almost ironic to consider that while people already know what is healthy and what is not, majority still continue to gorge themselves with unhealthy food choices. Is there something pushing people to eat the very foods forbidden to them?
It is ironical that seductive foods lure you most when you are working to lose weight. However, one hardly realizes that several of the "bad" or "tempting" foods are actually not all that harmful while you are trying to lose weight. Below is a list of some seductive foods that can work wonders and help you to lose those extra pounds.
Sometimes couples prefer to conceive a baby girl. Nature tells us there's nothing we can do to choose a specific gender before a baby is conceived. But today, food experts are suggesting that they can now identify food items which can help couples conceive a baby girl.
Eating slowly is the key to eating less and having a slim body.
In an article,Food and Wine said researchers are synthetically reproducing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-Cancer compounds found in hop. Potentially, they say, it can cure cancer.
Binge eating disorder (B.E.D) is a relatively new term for a particular type of eating disorder. While any one can be affected by binge eating disorder, it is more common among women. Over 6 million Americans, about 2% of men and 3.5% of women, have this condition at some point in their lives. Usually, binge eating disorder begins in the late teens or early 20s and it is most common among all eating disorders.
One of the world's most favorite fruit is probably the avocado. Its mushy, greenish and tasty mash is equally healthy and nutritional. It can be turned into smoothie, ice cream, salad, pancake, toast and many more. But lately there were videos and recipes going around claiming that the avocado seeds are good for your body. But can we really eat avocado seeds? Experts say, you probably shouldn't.
Different age groups require different kinds of nutrients to nurture the body. As we get older, the demands of the body shifts from one set to the other. And nutritionists say that if you want to achieve the best health when you reach your prime age, then you should start watching what you eat and properly analyze the nutrients you get depending on how old you already are.
A cardiologist reveals that choosing the right kinds of carb has a significant effect in decreasing diabetes risk. In particular, he warns against startchy food which he says contributes to increased diabetes risks by 23 percent. However, the effect can be offset if one eats a diet of high percentage of fiber and suggest that a good carbs to fiber ration is 10 grams carbs for every gram of fiber.
These days, a lot of focus being put on the health of the elderly population, who now not only wish to live longer, but live well. Hence, the renewed interests in nutraceuticals, which ensure that people above 50 years get added vitamins and minerals in order to lead a healthy life.
Processed food can be as healthy as fresh ones, especially if you know where what to look for!
Needle-free blood sugar monitoring is finally here. Researchers have developed a patch that can measure one's blood sugar levels by using the wearers sweat. Currently, researchers are testing the new patch's diabetic drug delivery system, which would make the patch a very convenient way of managing diabetes.
Soups are a classic choice for warming up on a cold winter's night. We don't often appreciate its value as summer fare, though. However, there's actually some fantastic soups perfect for the lighter, warmer season.
Most people love an order of fries, but how they enjoy those fries does indeed vary. Whether skinny or thick, spicy or curly or covered in truffle salt or a mix of herbs, it's a sure hit at any dinner table. Even the most classic of fun favorites though can be improved upon and some spots around the country are doing exciting things with their fries!
Rosé wine is made in almost every region in the world, from many different grape varieties. And rose-colored wine is produced in a sweet, dry, sparkling, and even fortified style. Yet the classic style of dry rosé wine from Provence sets the trend that many other wine-producing regions around the world want to emulate.
Dominique Ansel moved from Paris to New York City to work at Daniel Boulud's French flagship Daniel as the executive pastry chef, a position he held for 6 years. Fast forward 15 years later, and Ansel has become a household name after the invention of a certain croissant-donut hybrid, and his namesake bakery has expanded beyond SoHo to include branches around the world.
As if you ever really need an excuse to order a piña colada, today is National Piña Colada Day, so go ahead and order that creamy, sweet, cocktail-meets-dessert libation that is best served on a sunny, tropical beach somewhere exotic.
The cold brisk wind whips through the streets on an early spring evening in Prague. As temperatures hover around freezing, only one dish warms the soul this evening. Upon opening the door to Krčma the smell of comfort greets us like warm blanket-braised meat, baking spices, simmering herbs, and fried potatoes.