Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Sticking with a healthy eating plan is hard work. There is no way around that, but for many it means giving up the foods that they love the most. But, you don’t have to do that! If you are limiting yourself so much that healthy eating becomes m... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
I've been so strict with my diet for 7 months, and tomorrow I want to eat all of the things I've said no to eating. I'm gonna eat Chinese food, pizza, cookies, and regular Thanksgiving food. I've lost 25 lbs, but can I gain any back? Im scared.... Read more
SPARKPEEPS, There are NO shortcuts. Diet pills, lotions, magic potions, what the heck is going on? Hard work is tge ONLY way. I work hard every day to control my emotions, my nutrition, my exercise & my environment. 45 lbs down & healthy bmi-RESULTS!... Read more
Beans and PeasChicken liverNuts and Seeds Potatoes with their skinsPrune juiceRaisins, Dried apricots and PrunesSardines and Tuna in oil Shrimps, Clams, Mussels, Oysters and ScallopsSpinachTofuTurkey, dark meat... Read more
When I'm bonking in the afternoon, one of my favorite snacks is dried plums (aka prunes before the image makeover). They taste like candy, are surprisingly filling (3 prunes!), and give me an immediate boost.... Read more
It is well understood that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing risks of heart disease, cancer, and digestive problems. Not only do they provide many necessary vitamins and mi... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.If you... Read more
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