How Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Help Protect Brain Health

New research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has further confirmed what is already known about the link between diet and cognition — that what we eat can impact our brain health.
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Useless Supplements?

Vitamins A, C, B and zinc are nutrients that Americans typically get enough of through their diet.

Tricks For Gut Health That really Work

The gut is one of those body systems that has a more far-reaching effect on our health than we realize. It’s not just about digestion.

Michael Martin

Weight In The Middle?

Alexa Mellardo

…It could cut years off of your life.

Like many Americans, you may not be pleased when you step on the scale after a long, inactive winter. But weight gain and being overweight is more serious than just an unpleasant number—it’s associated with a plethora of health risks and even premature death. According to recent research, having excess body fat in middle age can cut your life by as much as five years.


Surprising Side Effects Bananas Have on Belly Fat

Erich Barganier 

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According to the Mayo Clinic, we have a ton of reasons to love bananas, especially when we need to diet. The fruit has a lower GI impact than many other fruits, provides a solid amount of fiber to keep us feeling full, and serves up the perfect cocktail of vitamins and minerals with virtually no fat. This fruit really shines when you need to shed some weight off your midsection, and knowing exactly how they affect your body helps us form the perfect attack strategy to melt belly fat.