Olive oil is one of the most popular foods around, thanks in part to the well-publicized health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and its ability to decrease the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. In fact, the consumption of olive oil has substantially increased over the years, skyrocketing from 29...
You’ve probably heard many people blame weight gain on their metabolism over the years, but is it really something that you have no control over? And what is it exactly anyway? It’s actually fairly simple, and the good news, is that you do have the power to change it. It’s simply a measure of how...
You brush your teeth after every meal and floss on the regular before going to sleep. But if you're not taking a few minutes out of your day to brush your tongue as well, your oral health habits need an upgrade. "More than 700 different bacterial species live in the mouth," explains Vera W.L. Tang, D.D.S.,...
The latest statistics from the American Diabetes Association show that in 2012, a staggering 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had been diagnosed with diabetes – one-fourth of people don’t even know they have it. Some 86 million Americans aged 20 and older have prediabetes, something that’s characterized by slightly elevated blood glucose levels,...
Your Sleep Schedule Is Off If you get more than 9 hours of sleep a night, you may be the envy of your friends, but too much or too little sleep -- less than 5 hours a night -- can be linked to weight gain. Both can throw off the way your body makes the...
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