When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are five common summer health myths to watch out for, as reported in EatingWell.
Because staying hydrated can make or break your workout performance, it's not surprising that many athletes and weekend warriors are looking for an extra edge when it comes to their beverage of choice. But should you be reaching for coconut water, instead of just water?
Getting a great workout goes beyond the number of reps you do or the miles you log on the treadmill (though that does help too). Regardless of what type of exercise suits your fancy, here are some tips on what to eat before, during and after a workout.
A recent government study said more than half of all Americans take dietary supplements, which in my opinion is surprisingly high, considering these pills and powders aren't regulated like drugs but like foods.
Nutrition facts panels can be tedious to read -- which is why, unless you're a dedicated, detailed label-reader, you might be surprised to learn that sometimes there are not-so-healthy ingredients hiding in food you'd otherwise think is healthy.
Though your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, your diet plays a role too. If you're worried about your cholesterol, aim to eat less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables. Add these foods to your diet, too.
If you happen to overindulge, though, don't beat yourself up about it: the best way to handle a slip-up is to get back on track ASAP. And even better news is that research suggests these 5 foods can help you rebound from the damage of a rich meal.
Remember ROYGBIV? I do. The mnemonic is how I learned the seven colors of a rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Nowadays I use the acronym to represent the colors of food I should be eating.