by William Winch
Winter is upon us, which means that everyone is bundled up in sweatshirts and pajamas sitting in front of the television waiting for the snow outside to melt in 3 months. Getting into that bikini (and looking good in it) is probably not on the top of your priority list right now. That is... Read More
By Robert Riles
There are many foods that help improve the memory power. Consuming these foods not only greatly enhances the memory power of an individual, but assists all round growth of the individual. It is recommended that people consume a healthy diet to maintain a level of intelligence. There are natural... Read More
Diets often fail because they leave people feeling deprived and longing for more food. With this in mind, it is important to make hearty, yet healthy meals that fill you up and not out. You want a nutritional meal that isn't loaded with empty calories.
There are many ingredients that provide a sense of satiety when you eat them. Beans, lean meats and fish are among some of these staples. A small handful of nuts such as pecans,... Read More
Consuming mostly low to medium GI level foods is one of the best choices that you can make to get a health and lean body. If you are new to the glycemic index, it may sound overwhelming and confusing to you. So now I will give you six simple rules to follow that will help you to live a low GI lifestyle on a daily basis. The six rules are:
1. Eat more beans and legumes.
Legumes and beans are very high soluble and insoluble... Read More
Lipids, also known as fats, make up one group of essential macronutrients. With all the contradictory information available today, the truth on fats can be difficult to discern. Though we need fat in our diets, too much can be detrimental to our health. When we consume a diet high in fats, we increase our risk of obesity, heart disease, and cancer. A moderate intake of fat can... Read More
by Angeline Oppenheimer
Calcium is an essential mineral for boosting bone health and staving off osteoporosis. A recent report from Harvard Health News concludes that calcium lowers the risk of colon cancer. Other health authorities recommend calcium for regulating blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and weight control. Getting plenty of calcium may prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. ... Read More
Before you set off on your next family walk or outing, try making one of these super easy trail mixes to keep your energy up.
Quick Fix Mix
2 cups mini pretzels
1 cup cheese snack crackers
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins
Place all ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Enjoy!
Chocolate Popcorn Mix
2 cups spoon size shredded wheat cereal
2... Read More
Super foods are those foods that provide your body with more than just calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat. They are classified as "real" foods (read: unprocessed) that supply your body with disease-fighting components and support health.
For example, many fruits are considered super foods because they contain antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, on top of their low-fat and carbohydrate content. A free radical is an... Read More
What you eat is written all over your face. Think you're getting a balanced diet? Take a look in the mirror just to be sure. As the old adage goes, we are what we eat, and nothing reflects that sentiment more than your skin. When you're slashing calories from your diet, it's important not to slash skin-boosting vitamins and minerals. Dieters' skin can sometimes look sallow, discolored and dry. So what treats should you feed your skin?... 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