Did you know that the food you eat could be prematurely aging you? Science has made some amazing discoveries in the last decade in nutrition. We really should be taking note of what we put in our mouth because more than ever, we are what we eat. Do you know the impact of what you are eating? Probably not. It's time to find out because over-indulgence in certain types of food causes the body to age prematurely.
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How many times have we started a diet, only to have a decrease in blood sugar sabotage our efforts by lunchtime? Sometimes dieting can feel like a double-edged sword. We do everything right. We count calories, fat and carbohydrates and we reduce our sodium.
Then why does it sometimes feel as though nothing is working? How can we decrease our food intake and still have the energy to go to the gym? The answer... Read More
In today's health-conscious world, fast food is one indulgence that is off the table for dieters. However, there are times when a trip through the drive-through becomes necessary; whether in a hurry or on vacation. So what should the savvy dieter order from the fast-food menu? What are the smart choices out there for those watching their calories?
Fortunately, fast-food outlets are keeping up with... 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
Over worked, short on time? Americans need convenience and frozen dinners provide that to us. It is possible to eat healthy and "zap" a meal! It is almost impossible to choose a frozen dinner, while strolling down the frozen food isle. There are so many choices. You want to look for options that are tasty, healthy, low on calories, salt, and fats. Thankfully all the hard work is done for you. All you have to do is read and compare the labels.... 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
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
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
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
Just because we've been raised to eat three big meals a day doesn't mean it's the right -- or the light -- way. Research shows the best way to keep your metabolism revved up is to eat small, frequent meals. Some studies have found that people who consume more meals eat a bigger variety of foods and are more likely to satisfy their nutritional daily needs. That means getting the recommended "five-a-day" when it comes to fruits and... Read More