We have receptors on our tongue that can detect the taste of something sweet, salty, sour, bitter and savory, but what about fat? It looks like fat may be joining the ranks as a taste the tongue can sense and respond to, and, according to new research, this may explain why some people crave fatty foods.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Think all fats are bad? Not monounsaturated fats. Not only do these fats protect your heart, but they also help to reduce belly fat. Discover the four healthiest sources of these good-for-you fats and how to add them to your diet.
When you’re planning the day’s protein, don’t forget about dairy. Dairy foods that are high in protein help to trim body fat, especially around the tummy. Here are four belly-blasting dairy options and the amount of protein in each.
Snacking helps to keep your blood sugar and energy level up. If you choose snacks wisely, they also help to reduce how much you eat when mealtime rolls around. On the other hand, bad snack habits can add inches to your waistline. Here are six tips for snacking smartly.
The booming business of processed meals, snacks, and beverages has surged over the past 50 years. Convenience foods with chemical ingredients replace traditional home-cooked meals. Snack foods promote excess calorie consumption. Sweet beverages increase your appetite. These products are charged with flavor and entice you to eat more and more.
Most weight loss programs require prepackaged foods containing ingredients that stimulate appetite, intensify cravings, and lead to weight gain.
One-hundred calorie snack packs have grown in popularity as people look for ways to control how much they eat. They sound like a good alternative, and, in some ways they are, but are 100-calorie snack packs all they’re cracked up to be? Find out why you shouldn’t make them your snacking option of choice.
Exercise has health benefits, but it also increases the amount of oxidative stress your cells are exposed to. One way to help yourself recover is to eat more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. According to a new study, one green, leafy vegetable that tastes great in salads may be of benefit after a workout. Find out what it is.
Even if you’re eating a healthy diet, you may not be getting enough of one important mineral – iodine. A new study shows that women of childbearing age have borderline low levels of iodine. That can make it harder to lose weight and lead to other unpleasant health consequences. Find out more about the important of iodine in your diet – and how to get more.
Even if you don’t eat dairy, there are still ways to get bone-building calcium. Discover these five foods that keep bones strong and healthy.