Answers to featured health and nutrition questions provided by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM and the NutritionFacts.org Volunteer Moderators. Questions are taken from the video and blog comments throughout the site. Join in the discussion to get your question featured!


Baking Indian Gooseberries

What Are The Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry (Amla)?

  Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on Earth. Though unfamiliar to many, particularly in Western countries, it is commonly used in Ayurvedic herbal preparations.   What Is Indian Gooseberry (Amla)? Indian gooseberries, not to...

How much apple cider vinegar is needed for weight loss?

Vinegar, like apple cider vinegar, may be one condiment that’s good for you.   Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Lose Weight?   Burns Fat As I discuss in my video Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?, vinegar is a...
Egg Industry Response

Do Eggs Cause Cancer & What Explains This Connection?

  Egg consumption has been associated with certain cancers.    Does Eating Eggs Lead To Cancer?   Do Eggs Cause Bladder Cancer? Eggs can be a source of carcinogenic chemicals that are formed during high temperature frying. That would be consistent with...
Saffron Dosage

What Is Saffron Used For & What’s The Right Dose?

  Saffron has long been used in Asia for various purposes. Here’s a look at some of the latest research on the spice.   What Is Saffron? Saffron is the female reproductive organs of the saffron flower, which we can buy as...
Is Vanilla-Sweetened Almond Milk Healthy

Is Vanilla Almond Milk Healthy? Pros & Cons

  Is almond milk healthier than calf’s milk? And is unflavored, unsweetened almond milk preferable to sweetened vanilla?   What Is The Difference Between Sweetened And Unsweetened Almond Milk? The difference is added sugar. In general, I’m in favor of cutting down...
Daily Dozen

Can I Adapt The Daily Dozen? And Other Daily Dozen-Related FAQs

  The more I’ve researched over the years, the more I’ve come to realize that healthy foods are not necessarily interchangeable. Some foods and food groups have special nutrients not found in abundance elsewhere. As the list of foods I tried to...
Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Is oatmeal good for you?

  Yes. A 2015 analysis found that people who eat more whole grains, which includes oats, tend to live significantly longer lives independent of other measured dietary and lifestyle factors.   What Are The Types Of Oatmeal? Instant oats Rolled oats Steel-cut...
eggs and breast cancer

Why are eggs bad for you & why should you not eat them?

  Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg industry that saying eggs are nutritious or safe may violate rules against false and misleading advertising.   Why Should You Not Eat Eggs?   Cholesterol and...
Are Weight Loss Pills Safe?

Do weight loss pills work & is it bad to take them?

  Anti-obesity drugs are stigmatized because they may not be the magic bullet for weight loss.   How Well Do Weight Loss Pills Work? An analysis of more than a hundred clinical trials of anti-obesity medications lasting up to 47 weeks found...
Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Safe?

How to fast for weight loss

  Here are some key takeaways on the types of fasting and their effects on weight loss.   What is Fasting? Fasting is the practice of abstaining from food for a period of time, while caloric restriction is a dietary regimen that...

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