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You Might Be Lactose Intolerant | Men's Health

This can mean a lot of things. At a basic level, lactose intolerance is the inability to fully digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. As an infant, your body produces a surplus of an enzyme called lactase, which is responsible for breaking down the lactose.<p>It’s normal to make less lactase …

14 Ways You Lie to Yourself About Your Weight

Your bathroom scale doesn’t lie about your weight—but you might be fibbing to yourself. People tend to subtract a few pounds from their weight and …

Women's Health

The 18 Best Supplements for Women<p>When considering supplements, women need to think bones, babies, and bellies<p>Supplement Your Diet<p>Women of every age, height, weight, and activity level have at least one thing in common: We need certain nutrients that our bodies don't make, but require to function …

9 Weight-Loss Tips for Crazy-Busy People

Too frenzied to make healthy eating choices? These tactics make it easy.<p>Maybe you're stuck working regular 10-hour days. Or maybe your manager did away with your real lunch break, and it's now a lunch pause. Or you're up all hours<br>taking care of a newborn. We get it—life these days is crazy-hectic. …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

What's The Deal With Matcha, Anyway?

If you're all about your local coffee shop, you've probably noticed a new menu item in recent months. It seems like matcha lattes, matcha desserts and matcha smoothies are everywhere these days, and their vibrant green hue is being documented all over Instagram.<p>So, what makes this specific form of …

Diet Myths That Are Making You Gain Weight

<b>Myth:</b> Don't eat after 8 p.m. <b><br>Truth:</b> What time you eat doesn't matter, but daily calorie intake does.<p>Despite popular belief, food you consume at night does not automatically get stored as fat—so giving yourself a cutoff time to stop eating is not going to help you slim down. The best way to drop …

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1149000/1149536_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658876_b757b2799c3136107cbd2ee890909a88<p><b>Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe.</b><p>They …

Holistic Medicine

Landmark New Study Shows Peanut Allergies Could Be Preventable

Could severe peanut allergies become a thing of the past?<p>A landmark new study offers hope – but don’t go feeding your babies peanuts just yet.<p>On …

Biomedicine

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Gluten

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>There's been a bit of gluten-free backlash lately, but this trend doesn't seem to be slowing down. A recent poll found that nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults say they're trying to go gluten-free, and Googling the term generates more than 95 million results. If you're on the …

13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health

You’ve heard of anti-inflammatory medications and anti-inflammatory diets, but do you really know what inflammation is? In short, it’s the body’s …

5 Ways to Eat Healthier Even When You've Failed Before

We would all love to consistently have a perfectly healthy diet, but life often seems to get in the way and we are quick to forget our commitment to improving our diet.<p>Maybe you've set ambitious healthy eating goals in the past and you know how overwhelming it can be. But eating healthy is …

Bone Broth, the Healing Soup From the Paleolithic Diet (Also a Vegetarian Alternative)

From ancient time, one of the foundations of the Paleolithic diet is "bone broth," the clear, concentrated protein-rich elixir that Chinese herbalists and chefs have known more or less forever as healing stock. Our ancient Ice Age ancestors probably made theirs by sinking fire-heated river stones …

Beans: Calming the Fears

In the last installment of this blog, I showed that adding beans to your diet can improve your health in many ways, such as lowering the risk for cancers, improving blood sugar, helping your intestinal flora and slowing the aging process. Yet despite these clearly-documented benefits, many are …

12 Simple Food Swaps That Make Healthy Eating Easy

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Reexamining your diet and eating healthier doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods.<p>Instead of relinquishing your beloved, buttery mashed potatoes, replace the spuds with mashed cauliflower and get the same creamy texture you crave for a …

5 Things You Should Know About Detoxing Juices

<b>Green Tea</b><br>It's chock-full of antioxidants known as catechins, which studies have shown may help reduce belly fat and lower the risk for melanoma.<p><b>Liquid Veggies</b><br>If you really want to flood your body with vitamins and antioxidants that will destroy age-causing free radicals, juicing is the way to go. …

How Soda Destroys Your Body

You may never hit the vending machine again.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by Mike Smith and Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>It seems like not a month goes by without a new study condemning sugary, bubbly sodas, but seeing all the data in one place does not paint a …

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Multiple Vitamin

If you are one of the 40 percent of Americans taking multiple vitamin/mineral supplements or are thinking you really should take a dietary supplement, be sure to avoid making one of these five common mistakes when buying.<p><b>1. Assume they are all pretty much the same.</b><p>"When I asked my doctor which …

5 Ways You're Ruining Salads

<b>You Choose a Weak Green</b><br>While iceberg or romaine offer hydration to your plate, the real nutrition comes from fiber- and nutrient-rich leafy greens like kale, mixed greens, or spinach. If you're not sure which is which, just opt for a darker color on the salad bar! If all of one green is too much …

5 Eating Habits That Fight Inflammation

<b>Ramp Up Your Intake of Fruits and Vegetables</b><br>They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that fight inflammation, says Kohn. Leafy greens (think spinach and kale) pack the most anti-inflammatory power. Try these seven strategies for eating more vegetables.<p><b>Consume More Omega-3 Fatty …

Artificial Sweeteners Aren’t the Answer to Obesity: Here’s Why

Aspartame, saccharin, sucralose—sugar alternatives go by many names, but share an almost irresistible promise: all the sweetness of sugar without the …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

5 Foods High in Probiotics That Aren't Yogurt

<b>Fermented Vegetables</b><br>Pile on the sauerkraut and kimchi; they’re both fermented with strains of beneficial lactic acid bacteria. As an added bonus, many fermented vegetables have a longer shelf life than fresh ones.<p><b>Miso</b><br>This fermented soybean-based product is rich in probiotics because it’s made with …

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

<b>Do Cardio</b><br>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one study, researchers found that cyclers increased their metabolism for 14 hours after a tough 45-minute workout. "If you do just two to three vigorous bouts of exercise per week for 45 minutes, you could lose a pound of …

7 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Zinc

And more importantly, what to do about it<p>You've heard about zinc before, but do you know what it does for your health? Yeah, thought so. According to a new study in <i>Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety</i>, though, it's "one of the most important essential trace metals in human …

The Soy Milk Ingredient That's Getting the Axe

Organic food lovers tend to give multisyllabic ingredients the side-eye, so the natural stabilizer carrageenan—count ’em: four—raises flags as red as …

5 Healthy Grains with More Protein Than Quinoa

Allow us to introduce you to some wholesome and delicious ingredients you've never heard of.<p>Shutterstock<p>Quinoa's known for its high protein content, and with good reason. The seed (yes, it's technically a seed—not a grain) contains eight grams of protein per cup. Plus, it's considered a complete …