High Fructose Corn Syrup: Just Like Sugar, or Worse?

Young Woman Serving Coke

For decades, high fructose corn syrup has been used as a sweetener in processed foods. Supposedly high in fructose, it has been heavily criticized for its negative health effects. Many people claim that it is even more harmful than other sugar-based sweeteners. But how does high fructose corn syrup … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Herbs and Spices With Powerful Health Benefits

Little Girl With Cayenne Pepper, Facebook

The use of herbs and spices has been incredibly important throughout history. Many were celebrated for their medicinal properties, well before culinary use. Modern science has now shown that many of them do indeed carry remarkable health benefits. Here are 10 of the world's healthiest herbs and … [Read more...]

Coffee and Caffeine – How Much Can You Safely Drink?

Man Who Drinks a Lot of Coffee, Facebook

Coffee is controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful beverage or addictive poison. I've looked at the science, and it seems pretty clear that coffee has been unfairly demonized. Coffee is actually a complex beverage, with hundreds of bioactive compounds. In fact, it is the … [Read more...]

26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based

Fat vs Skinny Man, Facebook

The weight loss "industry" is full of myths. People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them. Over the years, however, scientists have found a number of strategies that seem to be effective. Here are 26 weight loss tips that are actually … [Read more...]

7 Evidence-Based Ways to Prevent Hangovers

Man With Hangover After New Years Party

Drinking alcohol has its pros and cons. One of the worst things about it, is getting a hangover the morning after. As you may know, hangovers are the unpleasant after effects of alcohol intoxication. They strike hardest when alcohol has left the body, and are characterized by various dreadful … [Read more...]

Phytic Acid 101: Everything You Need to Know

Woman Eating Almonds

Phytic acid is a unique natural substance found in plant seeds. It has received considerable attention due to its effects on mineral absorption. Phytic acid impairs the absorption of iron, zinc and calcium, and may promote mineral deficiencies (1). Therefore, it is often referred to as an … [Read more...]

Alcohol and Health: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Redhead With Beer

We've been getting a lot of mixed messages about alcohol. On one hand, moderate amounts have been linked to health benefits. On the other hand, it is addictive and highly toxic when we drink too much of it. The truth is that the health effects of alcohol are actually quite complex. They vary … [Read more...]

Legumes: Good or Bad?

Young Girl Eating Peas

Legumes are quite controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Should legumes be avoided, or can they play a part in a healthy diet? This article takes a close … [Read more...]

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Girl Smelling Cup of Coffee

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages. Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research. 1. Cinnamon is High in a … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

Female Holding an Alarm Clock Tired

A good night's sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as … [Read more...]