by Richard van Beek
Researchers are actually telling us to eat dark chocolate for heart health. How is this possible? Up until now, we've always thought chocolate was bad for us!
It turns out that dark chocolate made from unprocessed cocoa contains high amounts of flavonoids and... 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
By Janet Martin
Times are tough. However, losing sleep because of your problems is never worth it. You may get a temporary high from drinking kegs upon kegs of beer, smoking pot or working yourself to death. But sleep deprivation, as a result of escaping your problems, may make matters worse. Aside from... Read More
You are about to walk out of the supermarket and there it is, that sweet jelly donut you've been craving all day. You know you shouldn't have it. What do you do?
Well, you have two options. You could accede to your desires and buy that donut and feel guilty later, or choose a healthier alternative. It is hard to believe there are healthy foods out there that are tasty as well. But there are plenty of ways to come off the sweet... Read More
by Wilson St. Peter
Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar in its natural state. Its medicinal uses include regulating blood sugar, preventing hypertension, treatment of skin disorders, and prevention of tooth decay. Other studies show that it is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent as well. Stevia... Read More
It seems like everything you eat these days is bad for you. First, eggs are part of a balanced breakfast. Then, they are filled with cholesterol, back away slowly. Next, you're allowed to eat the whites for lean protein but make sure you take out the yolks , that was where all that nasty cholesterol was hiding. Whew. And it goes like this for so many foods. Luckily our understanding of how different foods affect the body grows daily.... Read More
When you're on the go and thirsty, it's always convenient to grab a soda or an energy drink. However, most of the time you're sucking down an abundance of caffeine and sugar. A 32-ounce soda from McDonald's has 310 calories and 86 grams of sugar. Surprisingly, a 12-ounce serving of Gatorade Performance series isn't much better with 310 calories and 42 grams of sugar. If you think those energy drinks are any better, guess again. A 23-ounce... Read More
At a movie theater, villains don't lurk solely on the silver screen. You'll also find them at the food concession stand, under the guise of popcorn, soda, candy, and other yummy treats that show no mercy for your waistline. Not only are your choices for eating healthy at the movies extremely limited, but many of the portions have been super sized. So what can you eat, in case you can't bring your own snacks? Here's a list of the worst... Read More
A poor diet, hormonal changes or a sedentary lifestyle can cause you to retain water, but is there anything you can do about it to get your belly looking flatter fast? Start eating. That's right - filling your belly with the right foods can help beat the bloat of water weight. First and foremost, avoid salty foods like olives, crackers, salted nuts and pickles. Many foods have hidden salt - check labels of frozen and canned... 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