Do Refined Carbs Pack on the Pounds and Create Addiction? Brain Imaging Study Says Yes

Eating highly processed carbohydrates can have a similar effect on brain chemistry as addictive substances according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stimulating regions of the brain involved with reward and craving, refined carbohydrates were found to cause excess hunger and overeating, leading the researchers to suspect limiting high-glycemic foods could be […]

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Hey Quinoa, Teff May be the New Gluten-Free Kid on the Block

Quinoa, long-praised for the fact that it’s a gluten-free food rich in protein and manganese, may have to share some of the nutritional spotlight with teff. Of course quinoa still remains an outstanding health food. But teff, which has likely been available from your supermarket and health food store for quite a while now, is […]

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Think Coffee is Bad for You? Think Again!

Throw out everything you think you know about coffee right out the window. Why? Most of us have always been led to believe that it’s not good for you and that you shouldn’t drink much of it. But if you look into the science you’ll probably be surprised at the truth – it’s actually pretty […]