The right kind of nutrition is key for people suffering from diabetes. It is a factor which can actually help manage the disease and at the same time prevent the dangerous complications that frequently arise in diabetics. It is crucial to keep blood sugar levels stable. This can be done by consuming the same... Read More
The American Heart Association found it necessary to have a rebuttal to all of those fly-by-night diets floating around, and the No-Fad Diet is it. There is no magic here, they say. To be more accurate, it is a lifestyle change -- not a diet. The goal of the American Heart Association is to provide you with... Read More
You've probably already found dozens of fad diets that promise to help you "lose 10 pounds in 10 days!" or "lose 5 pounds this weekend!" but almost all of these diet plans will leave you hungry, tired and only losing a few pounds of water weight in the first few days -- most of which will come right back as soon as you start eating your regular menu.
When you want to lose weight safely and for the long-term, you... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
It's one of the most frustrating feelings a woman can have. You wake up one morning to find that the jeans that looked so good yesterday won't even zip today. You've been exercising and eating right, so that can mean only one thing: the dreaded bloat. And whether it arrives just before your period or seemingly out of the blue, it's an unwelcome and uncomfortable... Read More
According to the National Cancer Institute, dietary factors play a significant role in cancer risks. A recent review estimates that 80 percent of cancers of the large bowel, breast and prostate are due to dietary factors. Clearly, what we eat affects our health. We can fight this dreaded disease by selecting foods that contain cancer-fighting agents.
Most doctors agree that a diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and low fat... Read More
When you were a kid, your mother probably struggled to get you to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Now that you're grown up, you may be struggling to follow through on mom's advice on your own.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, yet many adult women find it a chore to eat the recommended amount of five to nine servings every day. It's especially challenging with today's... Read More
The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's too short to stuff a mushroom." I feel pretty much the same way about peeling a grape.
However, there may come a time when you want to do such a thing and it's handy to have a simple method standing by. Not that peeling a grape is all that difficult, just tedious. You simply do it.
The same cannot be said of such things as peaches, apricots and even small... Read More
In our struggling economy, with rising food prices, making healthy choices at the grocery store is a challenging, but attainable goal. Even on a tight budget you can stock your cupboards and refrigerator with fresh, nutrient-dense foods. There are a few simple tricks that will help you make nutritional, affordable selections.
The first healthy choice you can make in the... Read More
According to the American Heart Association, our bodies need lots of fiber in order to be healthy and function properly. Fiber is that part of plants comprised of materials that cannot be broken down by enzymes and digested.
Fiber helps to slow our digestive system down, allowing the body to break down the sugars in food (which is needed to produce energy among other things), at a rate that avoids wild swings in sugar and insulin... Read More
By Kieran Waldron
Governments throughout the world rarely tell their populations what the individual can do to prevent a disease occurring in the first instance. While all the emphasis is put on building more hospitals, better equipped hospitals and reducing waiting lists, lowering the need for hospital space by preventing diseases largely gets... Read More