Do you enjoy a really good steak? Or maybe your weakness is a fresh, juicy hamburger with all the toppings. If you’re anything like my husband, just the mention of “Prime Rib” will set you in drool-mode. But could you now be paying the price for indulging in your favorite form of red meat? It’s possible, according to some recent research. Let’s take a look . . .
Have you ever heard the term “super-foods”? In keeping with other “supers” such as Superman, super powers and super human, it would seem that super-foods would be something that could help you – definitely not hurt you. They certainly are part of one of the most talked about current health crazes. But there are many foods that can help you feel better and get healthier, so why these? Just what are these super-foods and what can they do for you? Let’s take a look . . .
Are you thinking of becoming a vegetarian? Or maybe you’re already on the path of a meatless diet, but aren’t exactly sure if you’re getting enough of the nutrients you need to fuel your body and stay healthy. I know I would be unsure of how to get the proper nutrition. So, how can you make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need? Luckily there are many options available to vegetarians these days. Keep reading for a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the foods you do eat.
How many glasses of water do YOU drink a day? It’s likely that for as long as you can remember, you’ve been told to drink at least 64 oz of water per day to maintain optimum health. But recent research indicates that might not necessarily hold true. Apparently the “8 glasses of water a day will help keep the doctor away” myth has been debunked. Let’s take a look at the details of this scientific discovery . . .
Ok, my friend - let’s do a quick exercise in hydration. Now this is important, so really pay attention. Stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself this simple question: are you feeling thirsty right now? If you are, in fact, currently experiencing thirst, you may think it means you’re close to dehydration. But guess what? It’s too late . . . you are already dehydrated. Keep reading for some easy tips on how to prevent dehydration.
When you sit down to eat a meal, do you ever think about whether or not the food you’re about to eat could make you sick? It would seem you wouldn’t have to - after all, aren’t there measures in place to keep our food safe? There are, indeed, regulations to try to keep the food you eat from making you sick. However, a recent report reveals that instances of food borne illnesses have remained a constant in the U.S. since 2004. Simply put, our food isn’t getting any safer as time goes on. Let’s see what else the experts have to say . . .
Have you ever felt guilty because you think you’re supposed to be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, but don’t? Or that you have a before-bed snack? Or that you get your sandwich on white instead of wheat?
Do you eat the same things, day after, day, week after week, with little to no variation? Perhaps you’ve developed somewhat of a “meal pattern”? It’s certainly easy to do, particularly if you really enjoy the foods you’ve gotten into the habit of eating (pizza, hamburgers, cheesecake – is this starting to sound familiar?).