If you have been trying to gain muscle for any length of time, you have probably figured out that training is only half of the equation. To gain quality muscular weight, you must take in more calories than you burn, with a significant portion of them coming from protein. This large food intake can be a huge drain on your wallet, especially when you already have monthly gym dues on your list of bodybuilding expenses. Here are 10, nutrient-dense,... Read More
by Shannon Beineke
Aphrodisiacs stimulate sexual desire, and one of the strongest happens to be food. It can add serious sizzle to your sex life. Aphrodisiacs affect no two people alike. So to see what works best for you, you may need to experiment with your lust for love.
Several qualities make chocolate a potent aphrodisiac.... Read More
You don't have to give up dessert just because your doctor told you to cut back on your sugar intake. There are dozens of delicious, refreshing and downright delectable desserts that you can make with absolutely no sugar at all. Next time you're looking for something a little sweet to end your meal that won't triple your calorie count try one of these great sugar free suggestions to satisfy your sweet tooth. ... Read More
Since Gerber first started jarring strained peas in 1928, baby food has become a billion-dollar industry.
Stroll today's grocery aisle and you'll see organic labels, kosher guarantees, exotic mixes (how about some mango and kiwi with that applesauce?), and supplements that promise to boost your baby's brain.
All that innovation adds up. Check your grocery receipt, and you'll see why. The price of one jar of applesauce can outweigh one... Read More
It's almost picnic and camping time across most of North America. For that next trip into the woods or at the park, consider these treats-especially for the kids.
This is every kid's favorite (including big kids). Simply put a marshmallow on a stick, roast it, and while it's still hot, slap it against a piece of chocolate bar and sandwich it between two graham crackers.
Cut a banana... Read More
Potassium is an important mineral whose importance is often overlooked. However, it plays a huge role in optimal functioning of the heart, metabolism, muscles and the nervous system. Potassium also plays a role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells. Getting too little potassium is rare when one consumes a balanced diet, but certain medications and conditions can prohibit potassium absorption. Too little... Read More
Don't judge a food by its color -- that's the advice of some health experts. While it's true that heavily processed foods such as white rice, white bread and white pasta should be replaced by their whole-wheat counterparts, there's a whole world of white foods that are actually good for you. The proof is in what you pick. Garlic, bananas and pears, all white foods in their natural state, are all health-enhancing foods that are sure... Read More