If a diet gains wide popularity, but contains unusual combinations of foods or eating sequences, it may be referred to as a fad diet.
While there’s little harm in an occasional deviation from a normally healthy diet (of which, so-called “comfort foods” do not qualify!), it’s good to remember that a healthy diet plays an integral role in a healthy immune system.
There are mixed reviews from the scientific community regarding the association between foods and certain types of cancers; however, the consensus remains: eating a diet that is balanced, containing a variety of fruits and vegetables, combined with daily physical activity, is strongly encouraged and may protect against some diseases—even cancer.
Gout is inflammatory arthritis characterized by flare ups of painful swelling in the joints that lasts days or even weeks. The incidence of this painful disease has been increasing over the years, and a number of factors may explain why.