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Looking for better-tasting foods that are better for you and the environment? Look no further than the foods labeled as “organic” at your local grocery or health food store. Organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers, and genetic modifications. Under optimal conditions, foods that are classified as organic are grown by recycling natural materials to maintain soil fertility and encourage natural methods of pest and disease control.
Nutrient dense. Portable. Filling. Delicious. Nuts and seeds are practically nature’s perfect food, providing a wide array of healthy benefits. Read on to learn why you should add more nuts and seeds to your diet and determine which ones in particular may be the best bets for your individual needs.
In today's economy, time and money are both valuable commodities. One of the ways to save on both of them is with cooking! In that arena, there are a number of ways to make the most of your time and money, especially when you’re not just preparing meals for yourself, but for a whole family. Keep reading for five easy ways to save both time and money in the kitchen.
Looking to lose that excess weight? If so, this probably isn’t your first attempt. Most people who’ve tried to lose weight and experienced some success tend to put the weight back on—plus a few additional pounds—within a year. So how can you improve your chances of achieving your goal weight and keeping it off for good? Try these techniques.
What do you think of when you hear the word “socialize”? Perhaps you picture a night out with friends, brunch with “the ladies” or happy hour with colleagues. While not always present, drinking alcohol is often an important part of the social lives of many people. You may drink to relax, drink to celebrate, or drink to have fun.
If you like to eat chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s good news: dark chocolate is more than just a delicious treat—it’s also good for you! Take a look at some of the things dark chocolate can do . . .
Looking to improve your overall health? Then the Mediterranean Diet may be for you! Based on the traditional eating practices of people living in countries around the Mediterranean Sea (Greece in particular), the diet includes high amounts of fiber, low amounts of fat, a small amount of trans fats, and moderate consumption of alcohol.
Mmmmm . . . sugar. It’s that magical ingredient that makes foods such as candy, cookies, sodas -- even bread --taste delectable. But have you ever considered that your attraction to sugar and sugary-foods might be out of your control? While the term “addiction” has been tossed around for years in regards to sugar, new research is showing that sugar’s addictive properties may be more dangerous that previously thought . . . even more so than street drugs such as cocaine. Keep reading for more information on this recent research.
The increase in obesity, and consequently diabetes, in America has urged many manufacturers to create sugar substitutes in the battle for better health. You can find them in your sodas, desserts and in nearly every gum on the shelf. But many of these sugar substitutes have not been proven safe, and may create potential health problems including everything from headaches and nausea to cancer. One possible alternative to popular sugar substitutes is stevia, a natural sweetener. What exactly is stevia? And is it safe? Let’s take a look . . .
There are certain things on this earth that seem like a godsend. The wheel, cell phones, Astroturf . . . the list goes on. In terms of foods and drinks, diet soda may seem like a godsend to some. After all, you get all (or most) of the taste without the calories. But is it really the next best thing since sliced bread? Not even close. Diet soda has been getting a bad rap for some time now, and emerging evidence against diet soda as a responsible choice continues to grow. Consider the following before the next time you hit the vending machine.
For many people, the day cannot begin until the morning coffee ritual takes place. Whether your coffee routine is based on frothy cappuccino or a mug of regular joe, there are health concerns and benefits that you should consider.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup (or HFCS) is becoming almost as controversial as the Atkins Diet was in its hay-day (well, some would say the Atkins Diet remains quite controversial). You may have seen recent advertisements touting high-fructose corn syrup as natural (made from corn) and comparable to table-sugar. But is it really as “safe” as those commercials would have you believe? Read on for some startling information on this “natural wonder.”
As the cost of groceries get more expensive with rising energy costs and a tight economy forces manufacturers to reduce the sizes of packages, you may have to start doing a little belt-tightening to stay on budget this season. So how can you shop smarter and make the healthiest choices?
While there are many different types of bottled waters on the market, is one any better than another? That depends on your needs and your taste preferences. Read on to learn the differences between the most popular options.
Do you know what you should be eating on a daily basis? You may think you’re eating the right foods – and the right amount of those foods, but unless you really understand what a “balanced diet” means, you may be missing out on essential nutrients. So how can you get “in the know”? Well, let the food pyramid be your guide. Having recently gone under a significant makeover, the new My Pyramid takes into consideration the varying nutritional needs of people of different ages and sexes. Keep reading to find out what nutrients you might be missing . . .
Recent developments in technology by the pharmaceutical sector have provided alternatives to traditional dose tablets and capsules that offer solutions for millions of people who don’t like or have trouble swallowing pills. These technologies are known as Oral Disintegrating Tablets, or ODTs.
Do you spend hours driving to work? Whether your job is many miles away, or you live in a Metropolitan area where even 10 miles can take an hour or more, you know that commuting isn’t always fun. Not only that, but riding around all day is hard on the system, and when it’s time to eat, stopping to cook or heat something up is out of the question. But eating on the run during your busy shift doesn’t need to spell disaster for your health and your waistline. Keep reading for some advice to keep your energy up and those extra pounds off.
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