source Flickr/Steve Depolo Vitamins and supplements are a roughly $37 billion industry, but new research suggests they’re mostly useless. A crop of fresh studies looking at multivitamins and vitamins B, C, and D have concluded that for most people, they do little to no good. Still, some specific vitamins can be helpful for people with specific health conditions. It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and – of course – take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, the results of recent studies lean in the opposite direction, finding that certain vitamins may be bad for you. Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain cancers, for example, while others have been associated with a higher risk of kidney stones. Still others have been linked with an overall higher … [Read more...] about New evidence suggests that most vitamins are useless, but here are the only ones you should take
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source S. Alemdar/Getty Images Your eyes are precious, but people often take them for granted. Even those with perfect vision should visit an eye doctor regularly to get checked for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. To take care of your eyes, it’s important to visit an eye specialist regularly, wear sunglasses, avoid smoking, and eat healthy vegetables. Luckily, staring at a screen all day won’t damage your eyes permanently, but it can cause strain on the visual system. Here are five common ways people hurt their eyes every day, and how to avoid them. We know we shouldn’t look directly at the sun, because it can cause serious eye damage even after a few seconds, according to Healthline. But there are plenty of other everyday habits that can hurt our eyes over time. Business Insider spoke with Christopher J. Quinn, … [Read more...] about 5 things you’re doing every day that could be hurting your eyes, even if you think you have perfect vision
source Erin Brodwin / Business Insider I tried the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy whole foods meal plan based around vegetables, fish, healthy fats like those from olive oil and avocados. The plan has been linked with benefits that range from a reduced risk of disease to a healthier mind. I learned a lot while trying the regimen, and I’d like to stick with it for a long time. You could say I’ve been around the diet block. I’ve been vegan, restricted my eating to an 8-hour window as part of an intermittent fast, and given ketogenic and vegetarian meal plans a spin – all in an attempt to give myself more energy, feel healthier, and power through the various activities I enjoy, like yoga, hiking, and rock climbing. The one regimen I’ve never tried, however, is the one I write about the most: the Mediterranean Diet. The plan’s cornerstones are vegetables, fish, … [Read more...] about I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better memory and longer life — and never felt like I was ‘dieting’
caption George Lloyd (pictured) is a fitness model and Barry’s Bootcamp Trainer. source Wren Kitchens Summer is finally upon us, meaning for many, healthy eating will be firmly on the agenda. If you’re in need of some inspiration, all you need to do is take a peek inside the fridges of some of the most influential fitness fanatics. Wren Kitchens teamed up with seven influencers – including a blogger, dancer, model, and Barry’s Bootcamp trainer – to find out how they stay fit and healthy inside and out. While they each have their own take on healthy living, be it following a strict eating regime or avoiding a diet altogether, saying no to “cheat days,” or avoiding “fat-free” products, most agree that you should factor in at least a few plant-based days per week. Scroll down to take a look in their fridges – and to find out how they’ll be staying healthy this summer. Chessie King, … [Read more...] about This is what’s inside the fridges of 7 top fitness stars and personal trainers
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more wellness stories and videosNEW YORK: It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering of food and feed crops resulted in their resounding condemnation as “Frankenfoods” by many consumers, who seem as terrified of eating an apple with an added anti-browning gene or a pink pineapple genetically enriched with the antioxidant lycopene as I am of self-driving cars.Trek down the grocery aisles of any large market and you’ll find many products prominently labelled “No GMOs” (genetically modified organisms). It’s much harder to spot the small print on many other foods stating “Partially produced with genetic engineering,” a result of a 2016 US federal law that mandated uniform labelling of all food products containing genetically engineered ingredients.The labelling requirement arose in response to public … [Read more...] about Pink pineapples, spinach with fish genes: Are genetically modified foods safe?