Detox diets seem to be all the rage in the diet and celebrity worlds. But many of them are dangerously low in calories, incorporate suspect supplements or are simply too expensive. A detox diet is too low in calories to maintain for an extended period of time, but it can give your body a head start in making healthy lifestyle changes, like eating more whole, organic foods. The purpose of a detox diet is multifold: minimizing the amount of... Read More
Several years ago, it was all over the news. Free radicals were damaging -- we all had them, and antioxidants were the solution. But what role do free radicals play in damaging the body, and how are we supposed to get rid of them? How do antioxidants work and what is the best way of adding them to our diet?
Twenty-four hours a day, while the body is constantly working, cells are metabolizing and creating energy as they carry out their... Read More
While raw foods are not new, eating plans that follow this trend in healthy eating appear to be gaining strength across the country. The focus of the diet is on eating uncooked, highly nutritious foods -- fruits and vegetables. Of course, these foods are low in calories and extremely good for you, but eating them raw or uncooked is favored as it is believed that they lose nutritional value when cooked.
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by B. StoneMaguire
Acai (pronounced ah-SAH-ee) is a small, dark purple berry indigenous to the Amazon. The berries look like a cross between a blueberry and a grape but are actually quite different in structure, flavor and nutrition. Acai fruit grows in profusion in grape-like clusters on the tall, lean acai palm trees. It is only recently that the acai has become popular... Read More