The Skinny on Saturated Fat read more

The Skinny on Saturated Fat

People receive mixed messages about saturated fat because it raises cholesterol levels in the body. Foods high in saturated fats are often high in calories as well. Other types of fats such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 found in fish, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils are known to help fight heart disease. The American Heart Association […]

27 August 2015 No comment
Why High Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad for You read more

Why High Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad for You

You’ve heard high fructose corn syrup is bad for your health but you’re not sure why. Rather than go on with your life without the information you need to make informed decisions about your diet, why not take a few minutes to find out why the ingredient causes health concerns? It’s a powerful way to […]

25 August 2015 No comment
Fiber Rich Foods read more

Why a Healthy Diet Includes Fiber Rich Foods

Fiber is an essential part of a person’s daily diet but seldom do they get enough to satisfy their daily needs. A person eating a 2,000 calorie a day diet needs 25 grams of the good stuff. Someone with a slightly higher calorie diet (2,500) needs 30 grams of fiber daily. Food to Add to […]

20 August 2015 No comment
Best Nutrition Apps read more

The Best Nutrition Apps for a Healthier Lifestyle

A healthier lifestyle starts with action. Before you pay exorbitant fees for the latest home gym equipment, state-of-the-art running gear, and highest power blender on the market, start small. Download a few apps to your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player and see where it takes you. You’re likely going to fall in love with the […]

18 August 2015 No comment
what’s in your food? read more

Five Healthier Toppings for Your Popcorn Than Butter

Want know what’s in your food As much as Americans love butter, consuming large quantities of it isn’t advisable as it contains saturated fat and a number of calories per teaspoon. If you want to enjoy a complex flavor profile without giving up popcorn, try a number of sweet and savory toppings instead. You’ll consume […]

13 August 2015 4 comments
Curb Your Consumption of Sugary Sweets in Three Easy Steps read more

Curb Your Consumption of Sugary Sweets in Three Easy Steps

Refined sugar takes its toll on the body. In fact, it’s known to pack on the pounds and cause unhealthy levels of blood fats. Sugar consumption is often associated with overweight and obesity. Children and adults living a sedentary lifestyle often face challenges because their bodies aren’t burning off a majority of the calories they […]

11 August 2015 No comment
Why Too Much or Too Little Salt in the Diet is a Bad Thing read more

Why Too Much or Too Little Salt in the Diet is a Bad Thing

The body needs sodium but an imbalance causes a wide range of health issues. Eating too much salt can lead to high blood pressure in some people. It also builds up fluid in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease. Too little salt causes problems with the muscles and nerves […]

06 August 2015 No comment
Say No to GMO! read more

Say No To GMO!

Genetically modified food isn’t wholesome. In fact, it’s something to avoid. Health advocates push for better labeling on products bought and consumed by the public but it hasn’t been without a fight. Arming consumers with the knowledge they need to make healthy lifestyle decisions takes time and effort. Now, thanks to emerging technology, it’s far […]

05 August 2015 No comment
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Five Ways to Be Healthy on a Budget

Some people are under the impression that it takes a lot of money to be healthy. That is not the case at all. Good health doesn’t require a big financial investment. It does, however, require an investment of time, creativity, and the utilization of free resources. Get healthy on a budget by doing the following: […]

28 July 2015 No comment