We all know that varieties of citrus can serve as excellent sources of vitamin C, but some people just aren’t big fans of fruits like oranges. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to get your daily dose of this vital nutrient. Here are five surprising sources of vitamin C:
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Amino acids from protein are the building blocks your muscles need for growth. According to a new study, when you get your protein matters too. Most people get more protein at dinner than they do at breakfast and lunch. Find out how this impacts muscle protein synthesis.
When you have a sweet tooth, sticking to any type of healthy eating plan can be tough. From afternoon snacking to midnight munching, there are so many opportunities for your diet to derail. Fortunately, you can still satisfy your sugary cravings without doing damage to your waistline. You just have to be a little smarter about what sweets you choose. Here are some quick and healthy dessert ideas even dieters can enjoy:
You hear so much about weight loss foods – foods that will magically help you lose weight. No food by itself will cause the weight to fall off and if you eat large quantities of a single food, you won’t have a very balanced diet. Still, there are foods that may give you some advantages when you’re trying to lose or control your weight. Here are five surprising foods that may help.
By bringing one of these delicious, nutritious lunches to work, you set yourself up for success. These meals are high in fiber and protein to keep cravings and hunger pangs at bay, and they’re delicious enough that you won’t regret saying “no” to the greasy burgers that your coworkers order.
Drinking a glass of green smoothie each morning is a great way to incorporate an extra serving or two of leafy greens into your daily diet. Leafy greens like spinach and collard greens are packed full of important minerals like iron and calcium, and they’re also high in vitamins A and K. When making green smoothies, it’s important to remember to vary the greens that you use. There is no better time than today to adopt a green smoothie habit. Here are a few tasty recipes to get you started.
Butter still gets a bad rap from some sources because of its high saturated fat content but that’s beginning to change. A recent study calls into question whether the saturated fat in sources like butter are harmful after all. Find out more about butter and whether it’s a healthy addition to your diet.
Are you so focused on getting enough protein in your diet that you’re not meeting your fiber requirements? There’s a way around that. Replace some of the meat protein in your diet with high-fiber, protein sources. Here are some ways to do that.
For many bodybuilders, the focus is on getting enough dietary protein – but what about carbohydrates? This article discusses the role carbohydrates play in muscle growth and maintenance and whether low carbohydrate diets make it hard to preserve muscle.
How healthy is your salad? A nutritious salad starts with the type of salad greens you choose. Discover how to add more nutritional impact to a garden salad with these “better for you” leafy greens.