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
Love milk, yogurt and other dairy products? Well, there's a new reason to make sure you've got milk. Studies show that consuming three to four servings of low-fat dairy every day actually helps burn more fat. But experts stress that in order for the dairy diet factor to work it must be low-fat products. According to studies, calcium stored in fat cells plays a role in the storage and breakdown of fat. Make dairy a part of each meal, and... Read More
by Pamela Sosnowski
Versatile, packed with nutrients and containing only 75 calories each, eggs may just be one of the most perfect diet foods readily available. Unfortunately, many believe that eggs are a "bad food" and should be avoided: A 2008 survey conducted by the Egg Nutrition Center found that 24 percent of Americans don't eat eggs because of cholesterol... Read More
Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that effectively fights off hunger. If you choose a snack with fiber and/or protein, it will most likely hold you over until mealtime. Whether you prefer sweet or salty, you can have a great snack for less than 100 calories.
One of the healthiest snacks under 100 calories is fresh fruit. A crunchy apple is 81... Read More
The Basic Cappuccino
The basic cappuccino is a 6-9 ounce beverage. It is composed of about 2-3 ounces of espresso coffee, 2-3 ounces of steamed milk and 2-3 ounces of frothed milk. Powdered cocoa or cinnamon is usually sprinkled on the top to give it that special touch.
Here are some tips and tricks to take your cappuccino to the next level of deliciousness.
Pour the brewed espresso into a... Read More
There are a lot of vegetarians among us, some by circumstance and some by choice. Those who are vegetarians by choice can be divided into two general groups -- those who do not eat meat, poultry or fish, but do consume dairy products as - in theory - the animals are not harmed or killed by the gathering of those products. Vegans, however, use no animal products whatsoever. There are many health benefits to a planned vegetarian diet, as... Read More
Every time the seasons change 35 million Americans start sneezing, rubbing their watery eyes, blowing their stuffy noses, and itching like mad.
They are the ranks of seasonal allergy sufferers, joined by another 50 million kindred souls who endure an even wider variety of allergic reactions to trees, grass, flowers, plants, pollen, dust, mites, mold, foods and so on.
Nearly a third of allergy sufferers complain that their prescription... Read More
By now, you have probably encountered the debate over growth hormones in food on the news, so as a concerned health-minded consumer, what do you really need to know? If you eat beef or drink cow's milk, read the short history of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), below to educate yourself on its potential hazards so that you can make the most informed purchases possible. After all, what you put inside your body affects everything... Read More
"Drink your milk." We all heard that tall order growing up -- and with good reason. Milk does a body good. But these days the bigger question is -- which brand is best?
Cow's milk, goat's milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, and even almond milk are all on grocery store shelves. Which one is best? That depends upon what you need, or expect, from milk.
Cow's milk is the one we all know best. High in calcium, protein, vitamins A... 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