Nutrition

Why You Should Go Meat Free One Day Per Week

The trend to go meat-free one day per week started with the Meatless Monday’s campaign back in 2011. It was a response to the Healthy People 2010 report. The report suggested that saturated fat intake should be less than 10% of the total daily caloric intake.   Going meat-free one day per week meets that…

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June 22, 2017

Why Including Fiber In Your Diet Is Good for Weight Loss

Adding more fiber can be as good for weight loss as a more complicated change of both diet and exercise. This was demonstrated by a study conducted by the University Of Massachusetts Medical School. The results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on February 17th, 2015.     The study used 240 volunteers…

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June 13, 2017

What’s Wrong with Fruit Juice and Smoothies?

In recent years, people have replaced soda with fruit juice and smoothies under the premise they’re a healthier replacement. Soda consumption has dropped globally by 9%, over the last 10 years, but obesity rose during that same time by 15%.   That increase in obesity is said to be caused partially by the increased consumption…

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June 12, 2017

What Does A Balanced Diet Look Like?

When someone talks about a balanced diet, do you know what they mean? Is there only one diet that is balanced or can there be more? In other words, can your balanced diet differ from someone else’s balanced diet?   Most health professionals agree that a healthy balanced diet is made up of fruits, vegetables,…

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June 11, 2017

The Amazing Health Benefits of Spiralizing

Spiralizing is the process of making curly pasta-like strands out of vegetables through the use of a small kitchen appliance called a spiralizer. For about $40, you can replace unhealthy pasta, made from white flour or white rice, with healthier “pasta” from a variety of vegetables.   Your favorite entrees, snacks and desserts can all…

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June 10, 2017

Good Fats Vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Fats are an interesting subject of nutrition. Many people think that all fat is bad for the body. Not long ago, a popular diet was to avoid all fats – fat-free.   But the truth is the body needs fat in order to survive. Thirty percent of calories consumed each day should come from fat. However,…

Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs: What You Need to Know

Glycemic index (GL) can classify a carbohydrate (carb) as either good or bad. GL is an indicator of how fast your body digests carbs. The higher a GL number, the worse it is for you (in excess).     Foods high on the GL table are referred to as simple carbs. They are high in real sugar and low…

4 Ways to Resist Junk Food

Are you a junk-food junkie? It is hard not to be one with a fast-food joint on every corner and TV advertisements for a super-size this or that every 15 minutes. But here are some ways you can use to kick your addiction to unhealthy (and expensive) fast food.     Do you realize how…

6 Diet Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

Boosting how fast your body burns calories is possible in two ways, either through diet or exercise (or a combination of both). For the purpose of this article we are focusing on some diet tips you can use to “stoke the furnace.”     When dieting, many people think it is a good idea to…

2 Key Mindful Eating Tips (To Help Prevent Weight Gain)

In a nutshell, mindful eating is maintaining an awareness of what and how much we eat, and taking the time to savor it relatively free of distractions. Rooted in Buddhist teaching, it’s eating based on a physical sign, such as feeling hungry, and not eating based on emotions. Mindless and emotional eating lead to weight…