Most people eat their food in a rush. As a result, they spend limited time chewing. Why is this bad? Research shows a link between how we chew and how much we eat at a meal. Plus, eating fast without thoroughly chewing can lead to other problems as well. Find out why how you chew influences nutrient absorption and food intake and how chewing longer can work in your favor.
Do you “cheat” on your clean eating plan with a cheat meal or a cheat day on a regular basis? Is this a good practice or does it hinder weight loss? This article discusses how refeeding affects an important hormone that controls your appetite and metabolism.
You might think how a food tastes drive you to eat, but research shows smell plays an important role too. Do people who are overweight perceive smells differently than thin people? This article discusses the role smell plays in the drive to eat. It also focuses on research suggesting some people may be more “aroma sensitive” and overeat as a result.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to create an energy deficit. One way to do that is to reduce the number of calories you take in each day or increase the number you burn off. Unfortunately, lowering your calorie intake consistently usually leads to a weight loss plateau. In response to this, some people turn to calorie cycling. What is calorie cycling and can it help you lose weight?
Have you gone gluten-free because you think you’re gluten sensitive? It may not be the gluten after all. You may actually be sensitive to other compounds in gluten-containing foods called FODMAPs. Find out what FODMAPs are and how they cause problems.
Do you take vitamin supplements, thinking it might help you achieve your health and fitness goals? It might be time to rethink this practice. A new study shows some vitamins and supplements may actually interfere with the health benefits of exercise. Find out more.
Can’t decide whether it’s worth the extra money to buy organic beef? Here are five reasons why organic meat may be better for you. You’ll also discover how grass-fed and organic beef differ from each other.
You’ve heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” If that’s the case, be sure that what goes in your mouth is healthy. Unfortunately, obesity and poor eating habits are all too common, partially because people make the wrong food choices. If you want to get the most benefit from the food you eat, prepare it yourself in a healthy manner and avoid eating at fast-food restaurants and full-service restaurants that aren’t focused on health. When you cook at home, try some of these healthy cooking tips to put food on the table that’s good for you and still pleasing to the taste buds.
The amount of research conducted on inflammation-related health conditions has increased in the past 10 years. As more studies are released, more medical professionals begin to understand the link between inflammation, diet, aging and good health.
Think eating cleanly will make you feel deprived? It shouldn’t. Discover five tips to help you enjoy eating a diet free of processed foods and added sugar without feeling hungry or deprived.