Potatoes have a bad reputation as being a high-carb food that contributes to weight gain. But are potatoes really all that bad for your waistline? Read on and discover what’s good and what’s bad about munching on potatoes and whether they can be part of a weight control diet.
Curious as to what’s new and trendy in the world of healthy eating? Every year market researchers and nutritionists look at what’s new in the food and beverage industry. One place they get information is by attending IFT 2015, a trade show for the food industry. It’s always fun to see what you might see […]
The world of food continues to get more confusing. For example, do you know the difference between functional foods and fortified foods? If not, read on and discover what each is, how they differ from each other, and their potential impact on your health.
You probably eat Eggland’s Best eggs for the protein they contain and because they fill you up, but now you have a new reason to add EB eggs to the table. They may help you absorb nutrients from the veggies you eat. Find out more.
Lunges and squats – two of the best exercises for the lower body. Is your workout too squat heavy? Time to add some lunges. Read on and discover how to get more benefits from lunges and find out more about lunge variations.
If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
If you have lower back pain, you might be tempted to miss your workout – but should you? While you should avoid certain exercises when your back aches, movement is one of the best ways to work through some of the tightness and spasm. Read on and find out what exercises are best for lower back pain, which to avoid, and low back pain “red flags” that suggest you need further evaluation.
What’s the most filling macronutrient? Protein, of course – but is plant protein as filling as animal protein? Read on and find out more about protein sources and their effect on appetite.
There’s a common perception that men have an easier time losing weight compared to women. Is there any truth to this idea? As it turns out, men may lose weight faster, but do women play catch-up? Find out.
What would it be like to lose your vision? Something to think about, as your risk goes up as you age. Fortunately, research shows consuming certain nutrients may lower your risk for age-related visual problems like cataracts. Find out what to eat to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your vision.