Among youth, the habit of skipping breakfast is cause for concern since daily nutrient intake plays a pivotal role in growth and development. Increased demands for growth require more energy, or calories.
Research has shown that children who skip breakfast do not compensate for it by eating more later in the day. Skipping breakfast may affect the child’s academic performance as overall engagement and cognitive abilities may be compromised due to low blood glucose.
The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health, and our lives.
A new warning about the health risks of eating toasted starchy foods such as browned potatoes, burnt toast and some cereals draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer.
Americans' reliance on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the main factors driving our skyrocketing obesity and disease rates.
A calorie is defined as the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1°C (1.8°F).
In 2018, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Although a few patients diagnosed with cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a DNA mutation possibly caused by a handful of external factors such as environmental radiation, toxins, and poor diet. However, this may not be the case, as some bouts of cancer may be linked to the manner in which cancer cells produce energy.
According to a study published in Neurology®, poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later.