When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch... Read more
Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
A pound is 3500 cals. If your deficit is -500 each day, that is -3500 per week (or 1 pound), which is a good healthy rate of weight loss. -1000 calories each day would be approx. 2 pounds per week. So that -500 to -1000 per day is a good target.... Read more
It's pretty easy to eat 500 calories without loading up on carbs. Fat is high in calories as well. That said, a 500 calorie breakfast with a 300 calorie lunch and a 400 calorie dinner is only 1200 calories a day. It's fine!... Read more
People with diabetes do not metabolize vitamin C. Take 1,000 MG am and 1,000 mg in the evening. Your body will use what it needs. Consuming 500 milligrams or more of vitamin C could help you burn 30 percent more fat while working out.... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
Pizza is a favorite food for many of us.In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we take a look under the red roof for healthy options as we eat on the run.Remember that our series goals remain to select entrees that are around 250 calories and 10 gram... Read more
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