There’s a growing number of “purple foods” that are good for you. No, we’re not talking about artificially-colored purple foods but items you find on your produce stand. Ever heard of purple corn? It’s out there. Find out more about the power of purple when it comes to your health.
Websites and magazines are full of conflicting advice about diet and weight loss. Do you need to cut out carbohydrates? Should you try to stop eating snacks of any kind? Does consuming food in the evening cause the most weight gain? Read on to discover the answers to these questions and more as you learn about the top nine myths that are stopping you from losing weight.
Although many foods contain unhealthy saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, a number of foods contain fats that are good for you. Consuming foods that contain healthy fats is best since fat is a necessary part of a healthy diet, but since fat is high in calories, you may want to limit the amount of fat you take in. The following list of foods supply you with beneficial fats like monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. Both of these types of fat are helpful in the prevention of heart disease, or a stroke.
You’re probably pretty aware of what you’re eating, especially if you’re trying to control your weight. But how concerned are you about when you eat? According to a new study, when you eat your big meal of the day may have a significant impact on how much weight you lose. Find out more.
What is “normal” when it comes to blood pressure? When is it too high? And can it go too low? High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that often does damage without producing symptoms. And though not as common, low blood pressure can be dangerous as well.
Salt – it seems to be in everything you eat these days. That’s not a good thing when it comes to the health of your blood vessels. But why is it so hard to reduce the amount of salt in your diet? This article discusses why we crave salt and the best way to break the salt habit.
Is exercise bad for your knees as some people say? Find out more about exercise and how it impacts knee health, especially your risk for osteoarthritis of the knees. You may be surprised at the results.
Looking for a new way to challenge yourself? Reached a plateau? Try a spin workout. This article discusses five benefits of spinning workouts and why you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
No doubt resistance training builds a more toned, defined body, but it does a lot of things you can’t see. New research shows that, like aerobic exercise, it can improve your metabolic health by its effects on hormones like insulin. Find out how resistance training impacts metabolic health and how you can get the most benefits.
It’s a given that fruits and vegetables are good for you physically, but can they improve your mental health as well? Find out about a recent study showing that veggie and fruit lovers feel happier, calmer and more energetic.