Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Research shows how a certain bacterium found in the human gut can break down a chemical commonly found in processed foods, such as ultra-pasteurized milk, pasta, chocolate and breakfast cereals. Published in Cell Host & Microbe, the findings generate invaluable insight into how gut microbes break down processed foods and lower the risk of health conditions often associated with those foods, such as … Continue reading Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

Brief pain is something your brain and body can handle with ease. But chronic pain, especially if it is originating from the abdomen, is an entirely different story. Chronic abdominal pain can have complex and lasting effects on your brain. It changes how the brain responds to pain signals. Eva Szigethy, a professor of psychiatry and medicine and the … Continue reading Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

It’s not easy to lose weight, and it can be harder if you eat a lot of salty foods that cause water retention. To promote weight loss, eat more of the 27 superfoods listed below. Belly fat or visceral fat can be found inside your abdominal cavity, wrapped around your internal organs. While it can be hard to determine exactly … Continue reading Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

To avoid harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the food that you consume, it’s best to buy organic fruits and vegetables. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology found that consuming organic produce promotes gut microbiome diversity. Birgit Wassermann, the first author of the study and a researcher at the Graz University of Technology in Austria, explained that consuming raw … Continue reading Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

Better than meds: Study finds cabbage juice contains compounds that promote stomach health and treat peptic ulcers

Research by Dr. Garnett Cheney of Stanford University School of Medicine shows that treating peptic ulcers with cabbage juice promotes faster healing than conventional medical treatments. As early as 1950, Cheney has been conducting studies on cabbage juice to explore its potential as a natural treatment for peptic ulcers. He discovered that a certain compound in cabbage, which he dubbed “vitamin U,” promotes … Continue reading Better than meds: Study finds cabbage juice contains compounds that promote stomach health and treat peptic ulcers

Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Going on vacation or spending time with your family during the holidays can be an indulgent time for most people. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional treat or two, binge-eating can sometimes undo the progress you’ve made while following a balanced diet. If you’re feeling a little bloated after the holidays or … Continue reading Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Celery isn’t as popular as other vegetables like kale or spinach, but this superfood deserves a second chance, especially since it’s a fiber-rich, low-calorie vegetable that should be added to a balanced diet. Celery is an “umbellifer,” a plant family that includes carrots and parsnips. Celery stalks are mostly water, or 95 percent of its weight, but it doesn’t … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Drain your grain consumption: What you need to know about a grain-free diet

Grains make up a large chunk of most people’s diets, but more and more health enthusiasts are beginning to cut out this major food group for a number of reasons, including grain allergies and food intolerances. Health benefits of a grain-free diet Grain-free diets can come off as being too limited for most dieters, but … Continue reading Drain your grain consumption: What you need to know about a grain-free diet

Keeping your gut flora healthy is the key to maintaining good health

Keeping a well-balanced gut microbial composition is key to controlling hunger, managing weight and maintaining good overall health, according to a recent study. Chinese researchers discussed the concept behind the gut flora-centric theory (GFCT), a new hypothesis that focuses on the biological motivation of why humans need to eat food every day. The GFCT was born from the experience of … Continue reading Keeping your gut flora healthy is the key to maintaining good health

Add fiber-rich chia and flax to your diet and boost your heart health

Making changes to your dietary habits is one way to boost your overall well-being. According to health experts, incorporating chia seeds and flaxseeds into your diet can help improve your heart health. Lower heart disease risk with these superfoods Adding seeds like chia and flax to your diet is one way to protect your heart against various … Continue reading Add fiber-rich chia and flax to your diet and boost your heart health