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How to Enjoy a Natural Diet With Dietary Fiber


Dietary fiber is important to one’s health. But what is “dietary fiber?” It is the indigestible portion of various plant foods found in fruits, stems, leaves, roots, seeds and nuts. Fiber is found in legumes (peas and beans, for example); in certain grains (such as bulgar wheat, whole wheat); and, in various fruits and vegetables (apples, pears, brussel sprouts, spinach and others).

XTrain’s Burn Sets – Could it Be the Most Versatile Strength Training Workout on DVD?


Burn Sets is one of our new XTrain workouts that consist of two traditional upper body, heavy weight workouts: Chest, Back & Shoulders and Bi’s & Tri’s. Burn Sets uses tried and true classic weight training techniques, but what makes Burn Sets truly unique from other DVDs is all of the different ways this one DVD can be used.

Pistachios: the Perfect Snack


Commonly eaten as far back as 6700 B.C., pistachios first grew in the ancient regions of Persia where their cultivation spread to other regions of the Middle East like Syria and Lebanon. Frankly, if they were good enough for elite peoples who ordered the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the building of the celebrated city of Damascus, they’re certainly ok to have on hand at the office or when traveling by car or plane. In fact, health experts rank them highly as nutritious snacks that offer many benefits for optimum health and fitness.

Calcium Absorption and Health: Why You Don’t Want to Sip Tea While You’re Eating Yogurt


You’re trying to get enough calcium in your diet, but there’s another factor you may not have considered. How much of it are you absorbing? Calcium absorption can be an issue, especially as you age and if you eat certain types of diets. Find out more about how your diet affects calcium absorption and ways to increase how much dietary calcium your body can use.

Normal Weight Obesity: Can You Be of Normal Weight and Still Be Obese?


Maintaining a normal body weight can be a challenge for many people. The medical community has long supported exercise and healthy eating choices to help patients achieve their ideal body weight. Unfortunately, staying healthy and disease free may be more complicated than just achieving a normal body weight. Recent evidence shows that more than half […]

Diet for Depression: Does What You Eat Matter?


Does diet play a role in treating depression? Almost 10% of the population suffers from some form of depression. Even though there are medications to treat the symptoms of depression, recent research shows they may only be effective for treating severe depression. This leaves people with mild to moderate depression few treatment options that really work. What about diet? Does it play a role in treating depression?