Randomized controlled trials in nutrition

Randomized controlled trials in nutrition
This is a collection of high quality research studies in nutrition, about some of the topics that we cover on this website. All these studies are published in peer-reviewed and peer-reviewed journals. All studies on this page are randomized controlled trials in humans, unless otherwise indicated. Diets low in carbohydrates and low in fat A low carb diet is based on foods that contain a low amount of carbohydrates. Foods that are high in sugars and starches are replaced by foods that are high in… ...Read more

7 Benefits based on the science of MCT oil

7 Benefits based on the science of MCT oil
MCT oil is a supplement that is often added to smoothies, bulletproof coffee and salad dressings. As its name suggests, medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT) contains medium length fat chains called triglycerides. Because of its shorter length, MCTs are easy to digest and many health benefits are related to the way your body processes these fats. MCT oil is most commonly extracted from coconut oil, since more than 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCT. These fats are also found in many other… ...Read more

18 healthy foods to eat when cravings hit

18 healthy foods to eat when cravings hit
Many people feel the need to eat unhealthy foods, especially when they are dieting. In fact, it is thought that about 50% of people regularly experience food cravings, which can derail their attempts to eat healthy (1). However, some healthy foods feel quite lenient. This article details 18 healthy foods that can satisfy your need to eat without sabotaging your diet (2). 1. fresh fruit The fruit is naturally very sweet and a great choice when you have a craving for sugar. Besides having an exce… ...Read more

How to walk can help you lose weight and belly fat

How to walk can help you lose weight and belly fat
If you want to stay fit and healthy, it is important to exercise regularly. This is because physical activity reduces the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer (1, 2). In addition to helping you live a longer and healthier life, exercise can also be beneficial for weight loss and maintenance (3, 4). Fortunately, walking is a great form of free physical activity, low risk and accessible to most people (5). In fact, walking is not only good for you, but it i… ...Read more

Fenugreek - An herb with impressive health benefits

Fenugreek - An herb with impressive health benefits
Fenugreek is an herb that has many benefits for your health and well-being. He has played a key role in alternative medicine for thousands of years. These days, it is often consumed as a supplement. Fenugreek can have benefits for testosterone levels, blood sugar, breastfeeding and more. Below you will find everything you need to know about fenugreek, including its benefits, side effects and how to use it. What is fenugreek? Fenugreek is a plant that is known scientifically as Trigonella foenum… ...Read more

Swai fish: Should you eat it or avoid it?

Swai fish: Should you eat it or avoid it?
The Swai fish is both affordable and enjoyable tasting. It is usually imported from Vietnam and has become more widely available and popular in the United States during the last two decades. However, many people who eat swai may not be aware of the concerns surrounding their production in overcrowded fish farms. This article gives you information about the swai fish, which helps you decide if you should eat it or avoid it. What is Swai and where does it come from? Swai is a moist, white meat fish th… ...Read more

Low carbohydrate diets: healthy, but difficult to maintain.

Low carbohydrate diets: healthy, but difficult to maintain.
Most health authorities have begun to recognize the health benefits of low-carbohydrate diets. However, it does not seem that they are about to reach the mainstream in the short term. Despite proven health benefits, many nutrition professionals are still reluctant to recommend them. They believe that low-carb diets are too difficult to maintain. I want to deny that myth now, once and for all. Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared low-carb diets with the standard weight-loss strateg… ...Read more

Lactose intolerance 101 - Causes, symptoms and treatment

Lactose intolerance 101 - Causes, symptoms and treatment
Lactose intolerance is very common. In fact, it is thought to affect about 75% of the world's population (1). People with lactose intolerance experience digestive problems when they eat dairy products, which can have a negative effect on quality of life. What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate in dairy products. It can cause several symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Peopl… ...Read more

The 12 best foods that are rich in vitamin B12

The 12 best foods that are rich in vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that your body can not produce on its own, so you need to get it from your diet or supplements. Vegetarians, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and others at high risk of deficiency may want to monitor their diets to make sure they are getting enough. This article lists 12 foods rich in vitamin B12 to add to your shopping list. What is vitamin B12? This water soluble vitamin has many essential functions in your body. It is necessary to keep your nerves healthy and … ...Read more