Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
I often reduce the amount of fat and cals in a recipe by using the real thing (oil/butter/cheese) but using less than it calls for. He will never notice if you use 1Tbsp of butter instead of three. Use sharp cheese, more flavor means you can use less... Read more
Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero... Read more
There's a reason why kale is all the rage--this powerhouse veggie is packed with nutrients that offer many health benefits, offering even more nutritional value than spinach. Nutritional Value of Kale Kale weighs in at only 33 calories pe... Read more
In honor of National Noodle Day, we're bringing you a review of some noodles you might not have seen on your supermarket shelves. Let me first reveal three personal facts about myself: I'm incredibly skeptical, I'm mildly obsessed with fiber intake,... Read more
Last week, I got a call from the doctor's office telling me that I have high cholesterol. It was a real shock. I knew that my total cholesterol was up last time I had a blood test, but the doctor said that my HDL ("good" cholesterol) was high, so the... Read more
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