A dieting plan high in fiber can go a long way in helping to prevent diseases, and promote weight loss and improving health. Many assume fiber is nothing more than a fix for relieving constipation. Yet a diet rich in whole grains and legumes, fruits, vegetables, lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease,... Read More
by Linda Wilson
The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy. Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.
Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 3 tbsp water 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1... Read More
You might be surprised to find out foods you thought were "healthy" really are not so much! Your family might have been better off eating chips, ice cream, or a big piece of chocolate cake. Consumers are bombarded everyday with "tricky" foods. Just because a box says that it is "Fat-free" or "sugar-free" does not mean it is good for you. Reading those words on a box can deceive us into thinking that we can eat away totally guilt-free. Take time to... Read More
A lot of people actually pay a good deal of money just to make themselves look more attractive and feel better about themselves, but what they don't know is that they can actually achieve this easily by keeping fit and staying healthy. Having lustrous and shiny, full hair is not always due to extremely expensive salon treatments but of impeccable hygiene and a good diet.
Antioxidant vitamins play an important role in achieving... Read More
Filled with good-for-you stuff like vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits fortify your diet. Although great as snacks in and of themselves, they can also be used as primary ingredients in a variety of recipes. Plus, they have more health benefits than you know, so get creative with citrus fruits!
Of course vitamin C comes to mind when you think of oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. But did you... Read More
Almost everyone has suffered from acne at one time or another in his or her life. It is primarily a disorder of the sebaceous gland (glands in the skin that secrete an oily substance) of the face, the neck and back. When the sebaceous glands become clogged with the oily substance they create, the accumulation results in pimples. There are several forms of acne, but the most common is acne vulgaris, found primarily in adolescents.
The... Read More
Next time you have a meal, look at your plate -- what colors do you see? If it's mostly white and brown then your diet might be colorblind!
In order to have a healthy diet you need foods from all the food groups, and that means a colorful plate. Just eating meat and potatoes won't provide you with the essential vitamins and minerals you need to stay in your best health -- you need to add in colorful fruits and vegetables! ... Read More
The unique, wonderfully fragrant aroma of roast lamb sizzling in the oven with sprigs of rosemary, or freshly made pizza topped with the delightfully aromatic herb, oregano, are just some of those delicious memories that can be stored quietly at the back of our nasal sensory organs to be reminded about out when the mood takes us. Not only do herbs smell and taste great, some of them also have remarkable and... Read More
Farmers markets have recently grown in popularity. But with so many options for fresh fruits and vegetables, it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing produce. Knowing what's in season is a useful tool for deciding what will taste great.
As winter gives way to spring, leaves of all sorts begin to turn green. Most notably, leafy green vegetables are ready for picking. Lettuce, spinach, chard and other... Read More
If you experience heartburn or burning chest pain, then you may be experiencing symptoms of acid reflux. If it happens more than twice a week, then you may have acid reflux disease, or GERD. Symptoms include that burning feeling, regurgitation, bloating, hiccups, nausea, unexplained weight loss and burping. See the doctor if you have symptoms, and in the meantime, there are some ways to alleviate the discomfort. Common risk... Read More