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 downloaded an app called Diet Point. It has all types of different diet plans to choose from. I chose one from On the Go. I don't like to cook and I feel the packaged meals are easier to manage and control. I am using spark people to track things.... Read more
I am looking just starting to look find a diet to eat healthier and loose some pounds and inches. What is working best for you? There are so many different ways and methods is it less calories, less carbohydrate, or eating clean that works best?... Read more
It's another "pill and shake diet". Best to stick with nutritious food and not depend on expensive "supplements" to lose weight. Distributors will act like your friends and then whine when you stop buying from them to guilt you into spending money.... Read more
I started dieting 6 weeks ago when my husband left home for work. I knew it would be much easier to get on a schedule of exercise and healthy meals on my own. I saw my family Dr. and he started me on a low carb diet of 40 gms or less a day,... Read more
Has anyone done the Atkins diet? If so, what was your experience? I'm trying to lose the last 10-12 lbs. I've been having a hard time losing the weight without exercise...so tomorrow I'm starting P90x and Atkins. I have 30 days til my trip to Tokyo... 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.
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