Articles relating to 'diets'

Freezing: The Easiest Way To Preserve Healthy Food

153156948How often do you pull a frosty bag of meat out of the freezer, only to realize you have no idea how old it is? And should you let that bother you?

Food experts say that the duration of freezing has no effect on how safe the food is to eat. While the taste and nutrient quality of … Read More

The Diet That Could Hold the Key to Diabetes Prevention

139736560Once referred to as adult-onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin properly. It usually develops in people who are over the age of 40 or to those who are overweight and have a family history of the disease. However, doctors are now seeing a disturbing, … Read More

The Latest Diet Trend That Helps with Hot Flashes

161829376For literally thousands of years, people living along the Mediterranean coast have consumed diets rich in plant-based foods without giving them much thought.  Over the last decade, though, countless studies have shown that following a Mediterranean diet has the potential to protect us against the development of heart disease, certain cancers, particular neurological problems, diabetes, and obesity. According … Read More

The Most Commonly Eaten Grain In The World Is Highly Toxic For Your Health

Deadly riceThe average American consumes about 31 lb. of rice through their diets every year, and that number is growing. Although rice is generally considered to be a healthy addition to our diets, a shocking new study has revealed that imported rice contains dangerously high levels of highly toxic heavy metals like lead.

Lead is a toxin that harms … Read More

It’s Tea Time – Top 5 Teas for Good Health

teaTraditionally, teas have been revered for their health promoting properties. More and more recent studies are showing that, indeed, a cup a’tea-a-day could be an excellent way to keep the doctor away. Check out our top five list of elixir teas for a stronger immune system, for healthy organ function, and to give you a general boost of … Read More

Black Rice – The Ultimate Superfood?

162611964It has long been used in China as a staple in every day diets, but is it worthy of some of it’s more recent attention as one of the newest superfoods?

You may recognize it mainly from its presence in sushi, desserts, or even as a decoration on some popular dishes at your favorite Oriental restaurant, but it … Read More

The Most Deadly Food in the USA Revealed

stk72877corMost of us think that as long as we minimize drinking alcohol and refrain from smoking, our chances of developing major diseases and requiring emergency medical attention is smaller.  Coupling this scheme with eating sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular exercise may also enhance good health.  However, a recent report published in the journal … Read More

The Best Anti-Aging Foods in Your Diets

156893804In the mid 90’s scientists in both England and the United States publicly declared that obesity accelerates aging. Being overweight though is not the only factor that can impact longevity. Some nutritional scientists believe all of us; no matter what our current weight, can live longer, if only we adjusted our diets.

Research shows that poor diets can … Read More

Drinking Your Fruit – What is Most Popular?

105864719The more depressing part of the year is definitely upon us, and going outside, never mind to an outdoor market for fresh produce has officially become the bottom of your list of priorities. This cold weather might have you in hibernation mode, and you may have also noticed that two things have suffered, your diets, and your intake … Read More

How To Drop a Pound Every Week

92835653Following restrictive diets is an outdated practice that sometimes results in temporary weight loss but almost never results in permanent weight loss. Instead of following diets that severely restrict fat and/or calories and lead to feelings of deprivation, consider taking the easier, more effective approach, and make the following simple food swaps.

Replace Sugar with Stevia

Unless you … Read More

Health Rules That Make No Sense

91027151Avoid  junk food based diets, make sure you eat your fruits and veggies, wash your hands often (especially during cold and flu season), make a good night’s sleep a priority…some rules your mother was absolutely right about and in the interest of your health they should be followed. However, there are also some rules that are not so … Read More

Sweet Potato – The New Food for Longevity

feel youngerConsuming lots of fruits and vegetables in our diets is important for good health and we shouldn’t overlook the sweet potato.   Many fruits and vegetables are known as “super foods”.  Super foods have a significantly higher nutritional value than most foods and provide various health benefits.  Sweet potatoes are a fantastic super food, not only providing sweetness into … Read More

Obesity Tops Hunger as Biggest Health Problem

strokeObesity is now a bigger health problem than world hunger according to a new report that was published in The Lancet.  Data was gathered from the World Health Organizations Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 to determine this surprising fact.

The Obesity Crisis

The report revealed disturbing figures that showed that every country (except those in sub-Saharan Africa) … Read More

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