Thai food is divine. It strikes a perfect balance between savory and spicy. It is usually quite heavy in carbohydrates, sugar, and preservatives, though, which means it has the potential to wreak havoc on your waistline. It’s not all bad news; you can make Thai food more healthful, so you can still enjoy those delicious Thai curries.
For many people with allergies, avoiding the food they are allergic to is pretty simple. All they have to do is look at the ingredient list and make sure it’s not one of the foods listed. Unfortunately, if you have gluten sensitivity, it’s not always that simple. Instead of looking for foods that contain “gluten” in the ingredient list, you must be on the lookout for ingredients that contain the problematic protein. To make your gluten-free diet easier to follow, be on the lookout for these frequent hiding places of gluten.
The following article takes a look at the various vitamins, why you need them and which foods to find them in. Vitamins which appear to be missing from the list, such as B4 and B8 are synthesized by the human body and are therefore not normally required in additional amounts.
Fat gets a bad rap. Most people equate it with the jiggly stuff that makes their thighs look less firm and covers up their six-pack. The reality is dietary fat is an important part of any diet even if you’re trying to lose body fat. Despite the fact that fat is more calorie-dense than carbohydrates or protein, it helps you feel full so you eat less.
Fatty fish, like salmon, sardines and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory effects. Evidences also show that an omega-3 rich diet helps stabilize your mood and reduce your blood pressure. Now there is another reason to make these heart-healthy fats a part of your daily diet. Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that omega-3 fats may enhance your muscle strength and help you derive extra benefits from your strength-training program as you get older. And, getting physically stronger can help you add years to your life.
Spices are one of the quickest ways to add flavor to food but they’re good for more than that. If you’re trying to control your weight, adding more spice to your food can help you achieve your goal. Discover five reasons why you should add more spices to your diet if you’re trying to control your weight.
Is sugar toxic or just “bad for you?” A study sheds new insights on the health risks of eating sugar. Find out more about the drawbacks of eating a diet rich in sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.
Trying to lose weight? Be sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet. Protein is a powerful ally in your battle to shed body fat. Find out what the benefits of protein are when you’re trying to lose weight and how to get them.
Italians are known for their amazing food, especially their pasta, gelato, and coffee. While all three are fine to consume in moderation, it is easy to find yourself over-indulging. Luckily, all of these treats can be made more healthful.
Mexican cuisine is like a fiesta for your taste buds. The fillings, sauces, dips, and toppings are all delicious, but they are also full of calories and fat. If you’re trying to eat healthier but are craving satisfyingly spicy Mexican foods, such as tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas, you will have to make some sacrifices. Say goodbye to the corn or flour tortillas! Don’t worry; you won’t even miss them.