Diet

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of "top" websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence.As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome's rise to fame,…

What to know about free-range eggs

In general, hens that are free to roam in their houses and have access to some outside space produce free-range eggs. Hens that live in cages without any roaming opportunities produce cage eggs.Many egg cartons carry the free-range label.…

Are pesticides in food harmful?

Pesticides are chemicals that prevent insects, weeds, and fungi from damaging crops. Farmers use them to increase the amount of crops they are able to produce.The United States government tests and regulates pesticides. Testing produce…

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know

A full liquid diet means that a person eats no solid foods and only consumes liquids, such as soups, juices, and smoothies. For most people, it is a temporary measure and not a long-term nutritional strategy.Full liquids are different than…

Can diet improve a person’s vaginal health?

Certain foods and drinks contain compounds that may improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. These include probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages.The vagina uses natural secretions, immune defenses, and…

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