You burn more calories in the afternoon than in the morning

A story about metabolism, circadian rhythms, and calories.

One of our extinct ancient relatives developed a chewing pattern unique among primates

We don’t know why they did so.

Back to Basics: 5 Weight-Loss Diets and How Difficult They Are to Sustain

It does take a lot of willpower — but the results are often worth it.

3 out of 4 black adults have cardiovascular problems by the age of 55

The best thing to do is to stick to a healthy diet and be physically active.

Ancient jawbones hint at ancient humans’ diet

It’s all about the dried meat and seeds.

Weight gain is mostly controlled by what you eat — not genetics

This is good news, because it means we can change things.

Healthy diet may prevent brain shrinkage in older adults

Eating a balanced diet of fruits and veggies staves of brain aging and cognitive decline.

You can now add pasta to your list of healthy diet foods, study suggests

Researchers discovered that pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat.

Healthy food significantly improves major depression symptoms, new study finds

“You are what you eat.”

In Victorian Britain, poor rural areas had the best diet and health

Perhaps we could learn a thing or two from these old lads.

We owe the shape of our jaws, at least in part, to our ancestors’ love of cheese

Cheese — it literally made your bones what they are.

Modern humans might’ve killed off the Neanderthals by eating all the mammoth

Dibs on the last slice.

Vegetarian diet found to be twice as effective at reducing weight

You might not like it, but that’s just the way things are.

Americans aren’t only wasting the most food — they’re also throwing out the best bits

The worst of both worlds.

Where you shop influences how healthily you eat — but only about half as much as who you are

All food is good. But only some of it is good for you.

What is gluten and why some people have gluten intolerance

Gluten Morgen!

Eating fruit may have given primates their big brains, paving the way for social structures

Chow down.

The Hunger Games: Extreme calorie reduction may increase lifespan

Five days of hunger a month could significantly reduce aging and age-related medical conditions.

Low calorie diet ensures longer and healthier lifespan for monkeys

Researchers just added more weight to the idea that a low-calorie diet extends lifespan.

Cockroach milk: superfood of the future?

What better way to top off your meal?