Keeping your immune system healthy year-round is key to preventing infection and disease. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it's especially important now. Making healthy lifestyle choices by consuming nutritious foods and getting enough sleep and exercise are the most important ways to bolster your immune system. Supplementing with...

Keeping your lungs healthy is essential to feeling your best. But some very common factors — including exposure to cigarette smoke, environmental toxins, and inflammatory diets — can take a toll on your lungs. Research has shown that lifestyle modifications, including following a nutrient-rich diet,...

Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn't necessary for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating unhealthy breakfast foods. However, a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day. Here...

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions among adults and children worldwide (1). Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious consequences, including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and other complications. Prediabetes has also been linked to these conditions (2). Importantly, eating the wrong foods can raise your...

Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It’s native to North America and particularly popular around Thanksgiving and Halloween (1). In the US, pumpkin typically refers to Cucurbita pepo, an orange type of winter squash. In other regions, such as Australia, pumpkin may refer...