The peel of fruit and vegetables is usually the most deeply colored and often the most nutritious part, but it is frequently discarded without regard for its nutritional value. Apples are among the most commonly peeled fruits, but the red skin contains polyphenol, an antioxidant that contributes to heart health. Most people now understand that eating potato peel is the right thing to do, but misconceptions still exist for other popular fruit and vegetables.
The key to staying a healthy weight is to burn more calories not just when you’re exercising but all the time – even when you’re at rest. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can do that. Discover five ways to burn more calories even when you aren’t working out.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re watching your waistline you might assume that this means you’ll have to give up many of your favorite foods this holiday season. Don’t despair! With a few minor twists, you’ll find that you can still celebrate the holidays with many of your favorite foods.
If you work out do you need more vitamin C? There’s no doubt that it’s important to get enough vitamin C for health but can getting more of it improve your exercise performance or help you recover better? Find out what research shows about the link between vitamin C and exercise.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might imagine Thanksgiving as a kind of no-man’s land of diet disasters just waiting to happen. You imagine yourself standing nervously by the veggie platter, hanging on for dear life to a few stalks of celery while your family and friends gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But don’t worry! Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to give up your weight loss plan, or resign yourself to a dismal feast of crudités.
Once you’ve reached your weight loss goal, you may feel like you’re “out of the woods,” but there’s another issue you’ll have to deal with – rebound weight gain. A new study sheds light on what’s most effective for preventing this problem. Find out more.
Losing weight has benefits. You can slip into clothing you thought you could never wear again, and you look and feel your best. It took lots of time and dedication to reach your weight loss goal and you’re proud of your accomplishment. Losing weight is no small feat! Hopefully, your spouse and family feel as […]
One of the most frustrating things about food labeling in the United States is that words like “free” don’t mean to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) what they mean to the average person. Consider, for instance, the term “fat free.” In common parlance, that would mean the food is 100% devoid of fat. To the FDA, however, a product need only contain less than 0.5 mg of fat per serving to be considered fat free. As annoying as this practice is for those on a diet, ambiguous labeling can be downright dangerous for people with food allergies or sensitivities.
Some people overeat without really being aware of it. Instead of stopping when they’re full, they keep eating past the point of satiety. Why is this so? According to one study, it has to do with the type of “cues” we use to decide when to stop eating. Find out more and discover simple ways to use these cues to your advantage.
The Mediterranean Diet that has been popular for centuries among residents of countries along the Mediterranean Sea and today is believed to help people to live longer, healthier lives. The Mediterranean diet is being credited for reducing people’s chances for developing heart disease, as well as reducing instances of other ailments like Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.