Cranberries help urinary tract infections, but not as…

Dashing out for a bottle of cranberry juice when a urinary tract infection hits may not be so helpful after all. Research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests it could just be an old wives’ tale. The active ingredients in cranberries prevent bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall. A urinary [Read More]

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of…

Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Eating chocolate every day could lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, say researchers. [Read More]

The Top 10 Healthy Foods

magine a choice of foods that were tasty, nutritious and good for your health – i.e. they helped you maintain a healthy body weight, improved your overall mood, and reduced your risk of developing diseases. This Medical News Today information article provides details on the top ten foods considered to be the most healthy, according [Read More]

Sugar: should we eliminate it from our diet?

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. Medical News Today have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with [Read More]

Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens’ impulse…

no secret that the adolescent years can be challenging: young teens have a heightened sensitivity to perceived injustice and react against authority. And their newfound social conscience and desire for autonomy can motivate many of their decisions – even food choices. A new study, “Harnessing Adolescent Values to Motivate Healthier Eating,” by Christopher J. Bryan [Read More]