Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center help sort through all of the diet and nutrition information that's out there. They provide regular guest posts to the Picture of Health blog.
Nutritionists say there are some benefits of fasting on and off to loose weight — when it's done right, But they caution that there also dangers to intermittent fasting, and that some claims are not backed by science.
Physical hunger or stomach hunger involves a complex interaction between the digestive system, endocrine system and brain. When the body needs refueling, we start to feel weak and tired, and our focus becomes foggy. The stomach starts to ache and rumble. This is true stomach hunger.
Fat has gotten a bad reputation. While too much fat in the diet may lead to chronic diseases and weight gain, unsaturated dietary fats — when eaten in moderation — play an important role in a balanced diet and contribute to whole-body health, maintenance, growth and development.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do you think that gluten free is a means to help you lose weight or improve your health? Here's what you need to know.
Coconut products, such as coconut water and coconut cream, are among the hot new items hitting grocery store shelves. Are these drinks beneficial for your health? Let's take a look at the different coconut beverages.