Saturated Fats, Unsaturated Fats and Weight Management

Saturated fats may not be as bad as we were once told, but there are a few differences between saturated and unsaturated fats. This article covers several of the differences, including their relative effects on weight management.

The Latest Information on Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Antioxidants (molecules that inhibit oxidation) play a central role in the body. They are, in fact, critical for life. Without them the cells in your body would soon be damaged beyond repair. This article discussed some of the latest discoveries about antioxidants and free radicals.

Which, Why and How Vitamins and Supplements Won’t Work for You

Each time I visit the dentist who is also my health conscious cousin she would tell me that we really need to take supplements because we can’t ever get enough of vitamins and minerals through diet alone. So she buys bottles of them to supplement her diet and encourages me to do the same and recommends a particular brand. I say nothing even though I disagree. In fact I say nothing because I disagree. It’s hard to convince anyone to change their habits or beliefs that they have held on to for decades.

Celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month in June

Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health and should be easier during the growing season. Fresh foods are plentiful right now and less expensive than in winter months for most of us. Here are some simple ideas for adding fruits and veggies to you menu and having your family enjoy them.

The Real Truth About Salt, and What Should We Get From It

Despite the fact that there hasn’t been a lot of evidence linking the risk of heart attack and stroke to increased salt intake alone, we have been advised to lower our salt consumption. For every study that says there is a greater risk, there is another study the disputes those findings. The fact is, salt must be an indispensable part of our diet, however with that in mind there are a few facts that we must know about.

To Pee Or Not To Pee: Daily H20 Consumption

So, everybody knows that we should all drink enough water every day. How many of us actually drink enough? How much is enough?

A 5th Grade Student Survey On Unhealthy Snacking

For those of you with children, be mindful of what they are eating. Regardless if they beg and plead for soda and chips, moderation is key here. Children really should not be drinking or eating unhealthy items on a regular basis even if they are active and in good shape. Their young bodies are still developing which is why you should be conscious of the types of foods they are regularly consuming. In other words, you know soda, potato chips, french fries, and cookies are not good to eat on a daily basis so why let your kids do it?

Its All Part Of The Process

Let’s look at the evidence, there is a fast food chain of some description on near enough every street corner. We know they’re no good for us, but we go through with it anyway. Why? Convenience!

Portion Size: How Much Is Too Much?

This is one of the most difficult hurdles to cross for many who focusing on eating in a healthy manner. If you find yourself having difficulty maintaining a healthy portion size at meals, especially when preparing healthy dishes, try these eating tips at your next meal. They may really help keep your portion size at an appropriate amount.

Eat More Fat To Lose More Fat? The Power Of MCTs

Imagine if I told you you could eat more fat, yet lose weight, have more energy and feel better! You’d think I’d spent too many days eating no carbs right? Well its true, you really can! You just have to make sure you’re eating the right fats! Incorporating Medium Chain Triglycerides into your daily diet takes very little, if no, change to your routine but can enable you to live longer, lose more weight, and feel good!

Understanding the Role of Fibre

Definitely children in urban India are undergoing a worrying “nutrition transition”. There is clear evidence to show that their diets have become higher in fat and refined processed food with little consumption of fruits and vegetables. This shift is leading to numerous health concerns at a fairly young age.

What’s In The Food You Are Eating, And Do You Know The Effect It Has On Your Health?

It’s all well and good to change to a better, natural and healthier diet, and knowing where the goodness is coming from. But do we know where the dangers are hidden in our every day foods many of us are eating? We just assume because it looks and smells good, not having any second thought that it could affect our health. Even if sickness does come along we wouldn’t realise that food is the cause of it.

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