via BlackDoctor: Believe it or not, controlling blood sugar levels and preventing complications associated with diabetes may be as simple as eating the right foods. In fact, according to research, foods such as beans, greens, and certain fish – all which are packed with nutrients — can do just that and more: protect your heart, […]

via BlackDoctor: it’s a new day year! And with a new year, comes a long list of new health trends. Still, there is one fad that remains the same in the quest for a healthier, more fit physique… food! In fact, according to experts, aiming for about 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical […]

When undergoing lung cancer treatment, one of the first things lost is your appetite. It’s tricky, though, because your body needs nutrients from healthy foods more than ever to keep you strong during cancer treatments. Lung cancer directly affects the African American community. It’s the second most common cancer among Black men and women. So […]

The popular nationwide grocery store chain, Kroger Co., has recalled four of its Kroger-brand spices due to possible contamination for salmonella. The spices included in the recall are: Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds. Each sold in its retail stores and have possible contamination from salmonella. […]

Diet obviously plays a huge role when you’re trying to drop the pounds, but did you know that certain foods can be worse than others? While some of the foods on this list may be somewhat obvious, others may come as a surprise. Read on to find out what to avoid when you’re trying to […]

It’s no secret that allergies are a huge pain in the rear and while most allergy sufferers take over-the-counter medication, making small adjustments to your diet can make all the difference. Check out these five foods that can alleviate some of the symptoms associated with allergies. 1. Fish Because salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and other types […]

Which foods are best for breast cancer survivors? The good news is that after two decades of breast cancer being on the rise, numbers have been declining in recent years. Still, black women in the United States have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, so it’s very important for […]

With everyone going gluten free these days, you’ve probably contemplated on whether you should do the same. For those of you who may or may not know, gluten is a protein that’s found in many foods, particularly in wheat, rye, barley, cereal, and pasta. Studies have shown that even people who aren’t allergic or sensitive to gluten […]

High cholesterol is one of the most common health issues that millions of people suffer with worldwide, and who would be surprised with the amounts of fat and sugar that are consumed daily.  There are several medications on the market for people who suffer from high cholesterol and have a desire to keep their levels within […]

When I was a little girl I would say, “Grandma, my tummy hurts!” and she would reply, “You need to eat more fiber little girl.” She would load me up on oatmeal, fruit and a lot of vegetables. The next morning, I was back to my old busy body self. Still to this day I’m […]

Brown rice vs. white rice is one of the main food debates today. Eating brown foods automatically makes your diet healthier, right? Not necessarily. So which brown foods matter the most? Brown Sugar: No. Sugar is sugar. The major differences between turbinado sugar, otherwise known as “natural” or “raw” sugar, and white sugar are the size […]

  Many foods that tend to be favorites among men aren’t necessarily the best choices for good health. Just like women, men need certain nutrients, and a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and cancer, the No. 1 and No. 2 killers for men over 35. Eating the right foods […]