Worried that you’re consuming too much salt? Most people are, and some turn to salt substitutes to get a salty taste without the sodium. Are salt substitutes really healthier than salt? Find out, and discover other ways to lower your sodium intake.
Peanut butter is filling and a good source of fiber and protein. That’s why health-conscious people enjoy eating it in moderation. But peanut butter isn’t the only nut butter on the block. Here are some other nut butters to try and ideas for how to enjoy them.
Vitamin E is actually not a single compound, but rather a group of eight similar fat-soluble compounds called tocotrienols. Certain vegetables are particularly good sources of vitamin E, including chard, spinach, bell peppers and asparagus. You have probably heard that you can benefit from supplements or from a diet that is rich in vitamin E, but you may not know just why this vitamin can be so important for your physical health.
It’s sad but true. Most people don’t eat enough vegetables. Have you ever wondered about the veggie-eating habits of others? Find out what percentage of people eat vegetables every day and why most people don’t. You’ll also get tips on how to eat vegetables even if you don’t like them or know how to prepare them.
You probably already know that eating a high sodium diet isn’t good for your heart or blood vessels, but now there’s a new reason to limit the amount of salt in your diet. High sodium diets deplete calcium too – and that spells bad news for your bones.
Knee pain is no fun, especially when you work out. Women are at higher risk for experiencing knee pain and knee injuries. Find out why and what you can do to keep your knees healthy.
There are more alternatives to sugar than ever before. Health food stores and natural food markets offer a variety of natural sweeteners as an alternative to sugar and synthetic sweeteners – but are these “natural” sweeteners really better for you? If you’re limiting your sugar intake, find out what the safest options are.
Avocados have a leathery skin and are an extremely popular component of guacamole and salads. They get some bad press because of their high calorie content, but it turns out that they are incredibly good for your health in a number of important ways.
Most women focus on working their glutes and abs, but do little to strengthen the muscles in their back. This article discusses why it’s important to have strong back muscles as well as the best exercises for strengthening them.
From the playground and gym to military PT (physical training) fields, pull-ups are one of those basic exercises that not only strengthens the body, but impresses everyone else. But how many pull-ups show that you are “good enough” and how many to become a champion? The answer is very simple: It depends.