You need a certain amount of carbohydrates in your diet for energy, especially if you do high-intensity workouts, but not all carbs are equal. Fiber-rich carbs have less impact on your blood sugar and offer other health benefits as well. Here are six ways to substitute healthy carb sources for starchy ones like bread, rice and potatoes.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Diet is a powerful disease fighter, especially a diet rich in plant-based foods. Unfortunately, most people don’t enjoy enough fruits, vegetables and other foods derived from plant sources. This article talks about 6 ways eating a plant-based diet can lower your risk for heart disease.
For years, we’ve been advised to drink 3 glasses of milk daily for healthy bones. Now, several studies are calling into question the health benefits of dairy milk. Is it time to rethink milk as the ultimate source of bone-building calcium? Find out what these new studies show.
You’ve heard about the importance of protein – why you need it and how much you need. Protein helps to fill you up and keep you full longer. A recent study looked at the effects of a high-protein diet on weight gain, body composition and metabolism. Find out what interesting conclusions it drew.
Can you adopt a very low carb diet to lose weight and still work out at a high intensity? This article looks at the role carbohydrates play in fueling exercise and why diets that are very low in carbs are detrimental to performance.
How healthy is your diet? A new study shows people who eat an American diet may not get enough of seven essential nutrients. Find out what these nutrients are and how to make sure you’re getting enough of them for good health.
When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and munch on comfort food. Good nutrition is important all year round and maybe more so in the winter when you’re less active and flu viruses abound. Here are some nutritional tips to help you get through the winter without illness or weight gain.
Hunger can be a tough beast to tame, especially if you’re eating the wrong foods. This article discusses the role each macronutrient plays in controlling hunger. Find out which macronutrients are most satiating and how to change the composition of your diet to keep hunger at bay.
If only you could curb those sugar cravings, you could lose weight. Have you ever told yourself that? It’s not as hard as you think. Here are six ways to quiet those cravings and feel more satisfied without eating sugar.
Are you maximizing your fitness goals? When you have limited time to work out you need to do things right. Don’t let these six diet and fitness mistakes get in the way of changing your body.