In the old days, peanut butter was made by simply grinding peanuts and perhaps adding a dash of salt. The only problem with this approach is that the natural oils in the fresh ground peanuts separated and formed a pool of peanut oil on top that had to be stirred before first use.
When hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated (trans-fatty) oils became more widely used by the food industry, manufacturers began adding these... Read More
There are many meat substitutes on the market, such as veggie burgers, sausage, bacon and even hot dogs. But just the idea of fake meat may turn off your carnivore. However, there some tasty "real food" options you can try that just might turn some heads at your table.
The most surefire dish is Eggplant Parmigiana. With full-bodied Italian flavor, this dish will satisfy the most reluctant vegetarian.
Simply peel the... Read More
When your days of pregnancy are finally over, you may be left with several pregnancy pounds and loose skin. Losing weight after pregnancy is possible with the right workouts and a healthy diet plan, but you won't be able to lose the baby weight without a strong desire and commitment for getting back in shape. When you're ready to get started, here are some exercises you can add to your weekly schedule and shed those pregnancy pounds for... Read More
Obesity in pets is common these days and causes real problems. Pet obesity is due to overfeeding, improper diet or lack of exercise. Obesity in pets is also attributed to the modern lifestyles of people, who leave their pets alone in their house, eating for themselves whatever they want and not providing any exercise. Obesity conditions of pets can lead to health problems -- similar to those in obese people -- high blood pressure, skin problems,... Read More
All along, turkey has been associated to once a year family feasts. You know, the Thanksgiving turkey. The Christmas turkey. Roast turkey stuffed with some yummy stuffing, eaten with gravy or cranberry sauce is a must for the end of the year celebrations.
The fact is, turkey is such a healthy meat, it should not be reserved ONLY for Christmas and Thanksgiving. You should have turkey as part of your daily diet -- especially the... Read More
Breakfast sandwiches are great until you factor in all the steps: toasting, egg poaching/frying, breakfast meat prep, etc. No wonder there's such a line at the drive-thru in the morning. It's easy to pick up a greasy McMuffin -- but most people don't want to take the time to prepare a more healthful sandwich before they leave home. Plus, factor in the "extras" of a value meal -- hash browns, sugary soda or coffee, etc.,... Read More
No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Sometimes it's hard to imagine that making a meal at home could be any faster or easier than hitting a drive-thru. Well here's the good news: You don't have to be any great chef to make your own fast, delicious, healthy, and inexpensive meals at home every single day.
FREEZE YOUR OWN HEALTHY FAST FOOD
Make your freezer a microcosm of the grocery store. You'll have a sampling of just about every type of food at your... Read More
You've been clocking in extra hours at the gym and watching your diet, but that scale refuses to budge. The dreaded weight-loss plateau can happen to even the most committed dieter and fitness buff, but you don't have to stay stuck there forever. Here are some simple tips and strategies for getting beyond a weight-loss plateau and finally reaching your fitness goals:
Change your exercise routine. If you've been sticking with your... Read More
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
In this article, Environmental Nutrition provides a snapshot... Read More