Most of us would agree that there is a degree of fun in being bad, diet-wise. The problem is that after the fun is over, we feel bad. Bad eating habits lead to feeling ill, gaining weight, and, sometimes, disease. The solution is to make nutrition fun. It may be true what they say, that you only live once, but at least you can feel good while you’re living. So this month, set off on a quest for making nutrition fun, exciting, and delicious.
Zinc isn’t a mineral most athletes are concerned about but maybe they should be. Find out why it’s important to get enough zinc if you do high-intensity exercise and what foods are the best sources.
Halloween is that spooky night of goblins and ghouls, best known among children for one thing above all else. That, of course, is the opportunity to collect a vast and varied assortment of goodies. Candy, syrupy popcorn balls and other edible delights of questionable nutritional value abound on this enchanted evening. For most parents, nutritionists and dentists alike, it is a time of concern.
With heart disease rates increasing dramatically in the past year, we all need to do our part to fight this growing epidemic. These five recipes are heart-healthy, containing ingredients that have been proven to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart attack.
Forget ghosts and goblins. If you’re health conscious, the truly scary part of Halloween is all that sugar. When little superheroes and princesses come knocking on your door, the last thing you want to do is turn off the porch light and hide behind your curtains. Luckily, you don’t need to compromise your focus on good health. With these unique Halloween treats, you might even find your house becoming one of the most popular trick-or-treating destinations on the block.
Can eating fruits and vegetables help you live longer? A new study finds a link between polyphenols, natural chemicals in vegetables and fruits, and a reduced risk for mortality. Find out what this new study shows and how to get the benefits yourself.
Are you trying to avoid genetically-modified foods? It’s not always easy to do since around 70% of the items on grocery store shelves contain GMO ingredients. Discover seven foods that are most likely to contain GMOs and tips for how to avoid them.
Some people think that it’s impossible to reach the correct protein levels on a vegan or vegetarian diet, but it’s rather simple to meet the daily required protein intake. Here are some simple ways to add more protein to your vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
Consuming the right amount of protein is just one part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Although it can sometimes be difficult to get plenty of protein into a daily diet, especially when limited by allergies, intolerance or vegetarianism, this article shows that protein is found in many foods which can easily be implemented into every meal.
Often, when food companies give you a new version of a traditional food and call it a healthier alternative, it turns out to be worse than the original.