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
Fasting is a practice that predates biblical times and the relevancy of fasting has been debated for many years. When considering whether fasting is right for you, you must first understand your own body and know what you can handle.
Fasting is a deprivation of the body from food for a set period of time. The purposes of fasting have been diverse. Some have fasted for spiritual purposes,... Read More
by Shauna Zamarripa
You are what you eat. Eating over-processed, over-packaged and preservative-laden foods has been linked to premature aging and certain diseases. Poor eating habits have been attributed to cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. With all of this information at our fingertips, how do we stave off the next Big Mac attack?
First,... Read More
When reaching for a quick snack, it's easy to fall victim to temptation and grab a chocolate bar or potato chips. Candy and chips may not be the healthiest choices in the pantry. Though they are ready to eat, delicious, and enough to curb hunger. All on-the-go snacks should have those qualities. They should not, however, be unhealthy. These top 10 snacks are both scrumptious and nutritionally satisfying.
1. Lundberg Brown Rice... Read More
You may overdose on potato chips or tortilla chips once in a while, but would you consider yourself to be a food addict? The answer is important, because it could be the key to determining what course of action you need to take in order to lose weight. A number of medical experts say that food addiction is just as serious as nicotine or cocaine addiction -- and can potentially be just as deadly.
When you suffer from food addiction, you... Read More
Deciding how best to eat your allotted daily food intake can be a bit confusing if you're dieting. Some experts say to eat a big breakfast; some say a big lunch is better. Some advocate three square meals and no snacks. Who knows, maybe those that say five or six small meals are right. Let's take a look.
Every nutritionist the world over will agree that starting your day off with breakfast is a must. Breakfast jump starts your... Read More
The workplace is a minefield of potential diet disasters. Vending machines in the lunch room, a candy dish on every other desk and donuts served at every business meeting can break the resolve of even the most determined health conscious person.
It can be tough trying to resist temptation at every turn, but it's not impossible. There are ways to maintain... Read More
Nutrition bars are a wonderful way to incorporate healthy nutrients into your diet. Many nutrition bars are literally packed with more vitamins and nutrients than a multi-vitamin contains. They are easy to eat, taste great and come in chocolate, peanut butter, and even strawberry. Nutrition bars are also lower in calories than eating a meal.
Sad to say, but nutrition bars are not cost effective.
For health-conscious people who are... Read More
Isn't is downright nasty when you are on diet and you are working out, and eating only healthy foods when you hop on the sale at the end of the week, to find out you gained five pounds? And you're wondering if you grew a third foot overnight, or if one of the kids has snuck a toy somehow into the scale.
You don't know how it happened, but you know you have been doing all the right things, and eating all the right foods. And sometimes you... Read More
Have you ever wondered why more than 90 percent of dieters regain weight soon after their weight loss "success"? Dieters who choose a crash diet or extreme weight loss plan might enjoy the instant gratification of quick weight loss, but most end up regaining the lost weight and even a few extra pounds the moment they are "off"' the diet. Health experts continue to tell us that the only way to lose weight in the long-term is to maintain a healthy... Read More