When you lose body fat, in most cases, you also lose what you don’t want to lose – lean body mass. Can eating a higher protein diet help? Find out what new research shows about protein and muscle breakdown during periods of calorie restriction.
The holidays are a time of year for fun, friendship and, perhaps most of all – great food! You have probably resigned yourself to the fact that this festive season means you will be packing on a few pounds as you enjoy the spread at parties and get-togethers. Believe it or not, however, some favorite […]
Are you still avoiding fat out of fear it’s not good for you? You need a certain amount of healthy fat in your diet. Here are five reasons not to fear dietary fat and how to make sure you’re choosing the right type.
Is coffee a heart-healthy drink or not? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Western countries. Can drinking coffee lower your risk of getting heart disease? Find out what a new study shows about coffee drinking and heart health.
It’s hard to turn down dessert at the holidays – especially on Thanksgiving Day. On the other hand, some desserts are more unhealthy than others. What’s the healthiest pie you can eat at Thanksgiving?
A healthy breakfast has been found to address many modern health concerns, from weight loss and maintenance to reducing heart disease, easing stress, and more. Eating a healthy breakfast does not have to be a time consuming process. Nor does breakfast have to be chemical laden prepackaged for fast food choices in order to be quick and easy. Here are the seven reasons why a healthy lifestyle includes a healthy breakfast followed by five easy recipes even kids will love.
The peel of fruit and vegetables is usually the most deeply colored and often the most nutritious part, but it is frequently discarded without regard for its nutritional value. Apples are among the most commonly peeled fruits, but the red skin contains polyphenol, an antioxidant that contributes to heart health. Most people now understand that eating potato peel is the right thing to do, but misconceptions still exist for other popular fruit and vegetables.
If you work out do you need more vitamin C? There’s no doubt that it’s important to get enough vitamin C for health but can getting more of it improve your exercise performance or help you recover better? Find out what research shows about the link between vitamin C and exercise.
One of the most frustrating things about food labeling in the United States is that words like “free” don’t mean to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) what they mean to the average person. Consider, for instance, the term “fat free.” In common parlance, that would mean the food is 100% devoid of fat. To the FDA, however, a product need only contain less than 0.5 mg of fat per serving to be considered fat free. As annoying as this practice is for those on a diet, ambiguous labeling can be downright dangerous for people with food allergies or sensitivities.
The Mediterranean Diet that has been popular for centuries among residents of countries along the Mediterranean Sea and today is believed to help people to live longer, healthier lives. The Mediterranean diet is being credited for reducing people’s chances for developing heart disease, as well as reducing instances of other ailments like Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.