Does your diet prohibit all of your favorites? Then take a trip to the Mediterranean. Dieting doesn't have to be about deprivation, especially when you follow a Mediterranean-style way of eating. There's not one "particular" Mediterranean diet, but they all emphasize fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, bread, dairy, fish, poultry and wine. Olive oil is the primary source of fat, offering the healthful monounsaturated kind -... Read More
A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
by Laurie Boris
The amount of money that Americans spend in an effort to keep their faces youthful and their tummies taut - whether it's by a plastic surgeon's blade or by the cosmetologist's hypodermic of Botox - could rival any line item in President Obama's economic stimulus package.
But the age-fighting secret that most people don't know is that along with getting... Read More
by Lisa Parker
Great dinners do not always require advanced planning. Sometimes you just have to wing it with what you have on hand. If you keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with some basic supplies - and a few surprises - you will never be at a loss when you have to whip up something great for dinner... Read More
Changing the way we cook our food can have a dramatic effect on our health. If we make wiser choices with our food and the way we cook it, we can significantly reduce our risk of contracting cancer and heart disease.
Here are some top tips for healthy cooking:
1. Invest in nonstick pans - With... Read More
Prepare to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean. Dieting doesn't have to be about deprivation, especially when you follow a Mediterranean-style way of eating. Chock full of some of the healthiest - and heartiest - foods you can imagine, the Mediterranean lifestyle has plenty to offer in terms of overall wellness. One study showed that people who followed a Mediterranean diet are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Another study... Read More
A salad is healthy... until you cover it in high-calorie, high-fat dressing. Most people are surprised to find out that a serving of salad dressing is a mere two tablespoons. Two tablespoons of ranch dressing cost 148 calories and 15 grams of fat, while two tablespoons of Caesar dressing add up to 156 calories and 17 grams of fat. And really, how many of us stop at just two tablespoons? Dressing up your salad is one of the quickest... Read More
They may just seem like excess skin you can cut away during a manicure, but that skin at the bottom of your nail bed serves an important function. Cuticles are the gatekeepers of the fingers, protecting the body from bacteria, fungus and other germs. So it's important to keep them healthy, and most of all, intact. Usually one of the first things a manicurist will do is apply cuticle softener to your nails. At this point, pay close... Read More