Can you boost your libido with a diet? Yes, you can, if you include the right food
in your meals, specialists say. Find out what are the most popular foods that increase your sex drive
and improve your sexual performance in bed.
Many people know the old saying that you should feed a cold and starve a fever. Most doctors agree that you should not force yourself to eat during illness, but you also should not restrict yourself if you feel hungry. So what is best to eat during cold or flu? Here are the most powerful foods that boost your immunity to fight off common cold
Healthy sperm is important for male fertility
because it ensures successful conception as well as health of your future child. Male fertility depends on numerous factors, including sperm quality, quantity and motility. You may considerable increase your chances to conceive avoiding habits that can damage your sperm such as smoking, alcohol, as well as reducing stress and excessive weight. Otherwise, exercising and healthy eating can significantly improve male fertility. Here are some of the best foods
for male fertility.
Some foods are claimed to be truly beneficial for your health, but when they are mixed with other foods
or drinks it may lead to unexpected and undesirable side effects. What are the worst food and drink interactions?
Berries increase the level of dopamine, a brain chemical that boosts numerous brain functions. Eating berries is a good way to improve memory and attention as well as help children solve different tasks.
For many years scientists argued whether eggs can be considered unhealthy food
as they were blamed for the increased cholesterol level and the risk of developing heart disease. The recent studies showed that eggs are not that bad for your health as previously thought.
In fact, eggs are indispensable in a diet of people with active lifestyle at any age.
Many pregnant women find themselves wanting particular or unusual food
that they do not usually eat. More than 80 percent of all pregnant women have food cravings. According to American Dietic Association
the most common food women crave during pregnancy are chocolate, pickles, chips, ice cream and citrus fruits. Why do you have pregnancy cravings and should you indulge in your cravings or stop yourself from eating this food?
It is known that the look and the presentation of the food affect the taste of food. Philips Designs
have introduced its innovative tableware that helps food look more attractive. They designed multi-sensory plate that stimulates your senses
using latest technology.
Scientists develop special material that allows you to drink your favorite juice and then eat the bottle. The material of the bottle will be made of biodegradable plastic and food
particles and will taste like the drink itself.
, the material of the edible bottles was developed by professor David Edwards
at Harvard University
. It consists of natural food membrane
with liquid within biodegradable shell.
When we want to learn the basics of healthy eating
, we start from Food Pyramid
. But for most of us this may seem too complicated to remember. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
has introduced a new simple model of a balanced nutrition. The Dinner Plate
is easier-to-understand version of Food Pyramid that was first launched in 1992 and improved in 6 years ago. The new model was welcomed by the First Lady, whose Let's Move anti-obesity initiative team
worked together with USDA.
You may need to think twice before limiting access to all sweet food
for your child as study shows that most kids have a sweet tooth for a reason.
Danielle Reed, PhD, and the leading author of the research conducted at the University of Washington and the Monell Center
, studied children's preferences for sweet food in connection with their physical growth.
Omega-3 fatty acids has a great number of benefits, including the protection against heart diseases
, prevention of high blood pressure, improved immune function
and others. Now, it seems that omega-3 fatty acids may become an important part of a fertility
Numerous studies show that eating breakfast is good for your health and for weight loss
. Breakfast helps you to feel more energetic, mentally sharp and keeps you fit.
Why is breakfast important?
Diet is important in preventing most types of cancer, specialists say. Professor Attilio Giacosa
and Professor Jaak Janssens
, two cancer scientists say that the proper nutrition increases the defensive power of the body.
Professor Attilio Giacosa at the Department of Gastroenterology at Policlinico di Monza
in Italy claims that several studies show that the consumption of fruits and vegetables
protects against many types of cancer
Many of us are cautious about the food
we eat and mistakenly believe that avoiding certain foods can make us slimmer and healthier. Otherwise, some products are claimed to be super foods, while in fact they can be not healthier than fast food.
More studies show that certain foods
when eaten together help you get the maximum nutrients and better health protection than if they were consumed separately. What foods and drinks make the best combinations for your health? The following foods can help you take full advantage of vitamins
and minerals from the food you eat.
Health benefits of fruits and vegetables were known for years, still these benefits seem to be even underestimated. The recent study conducted at the Institute of Food Research
in Norwich revealed that antioxidants abound in fruits such as apples, peaches, nectarines and others.
According to the study fruits contain five times more polyphenols
, super chemicals that protect body cells from damage, than it was previously found.
The latest studies confirmed that junk food
is addictive and now scientists want to find what makes burgers, chips and cola so hard to resist.
, the leading food scientist and former head of the US Food and Drug Administration
claims that modern food has a certain combination of fat, sugar and salt that activates "bliss" centers in our brain
, making us eat more.
In our cholesterol-phobic society, the word fat is associated with numerous diseases from heart disease to cancer
. And though unhealthy diet with excess of fat is indeed a risk factor for many diseases, misconceptions about fats often abound. Should you really avoid fats by all means and is it so harmful to include fats in your diet?
Apple diet was once quite popular and this was partly due to the fact that apples provide numerous health benefits for those, who consume them on a regular basis. Apples are among the best foods to add to your diet
when you have certain health problems.