Recently there have been quite a few studies that have come out and shown the possible benefits of drinking one glass of wine per day, but those who are serious about their weight loss know that alcohol can hinder your physical goals. Although alcohol can be a way to relax after a rough day, it carries it with a large amount of empty calories. Keep Reading
Most carbonated drinks are bad for your health. If you insist on taking these dangerous concoctions, you may reduce the quality of your life at best. Carbonated drinks are bad for both short term health and long term health. This is why a lot of sensible people have wondered if the members of regulatory agencies for foods and beverages have lost their marbles. Keep Reading
In the past, the advice was very simple; do not eat nuts when trying to lose weight. Today, there are conflicting thoughts about whether to add nuts to a calorie-restricted food plan or to use them in a limited way for snacking. Nuts do contain good fats that are monounsaturated fats. These are the proven fats for helping with our health. Keep Reading
Molasses, whether it is pomegranate molasses, sorghum molasses or blackstrap molasses, is a healthy substitute to sugar. Believe it or not, molasses is a staple diet in America. Pilgrims brought molasses in the country when they first visited the continent centuries ago.
Some people find molasses too sour. Others find it too sweet. Meanwhile, there are those who think molasses is too rich or sugary. However different people’s opinions are, the fact is that molasses is difficult to acquire thus the need to find a good molasses substitute.
Sodium chloride, or salt, is linked to heart disease, hypertension and other heart-related issues. A 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that if people reduced their intake of salt by 3 grams each day, they could greatly reduce their risk of developing heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 44,000 lives could be saved each year, if people reduced salt consumption and used heart smart herbs and spices as a replacement. Keep Reading
Staying healthy in today’s world is more challenging than ever before. While television and magazines present countless images of celebrities and athletes with amazing, almost superhuman bodies, the reality for most people involves expanding waistlines and low energy levels. There is such a wide gulf between the average body type in today’s society and those that are presented by the media that many people simply give up on trying to live healthy lives, thinking that they will never achieve the levels of fitness attained by the world’s richest and most famous people. Keep Reading
Everybody has his or her weakness when it comes to food. For many of us, that weakness is sweets (I, admittedly, am a sucker for a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie myself). Cheese is another biggie. So many kinds with so many flavors; you can put it on just about anything and you can never have enough it seems. “This pizza has way too much cheese!” said no one, ever. Stuff like that can be almost hauntingly irresistible, but it is all so full of empty calories and fat that eating it as often as you want is not worth the consequences. Keep Reading
The modern world does not make it easy for people to engage in healthy lifestyles. The preponderance of unhealthy food options that include loads of sugars, fats and artificial ingredients is a major reason why many people are overweight, even if they do not eat portions of excessive size. Additionally, people are working more, and their schedules are becoming filled with activities that do not leave time for exercise or preparing proper meals. As a result, many people simply decide to go with the flow and eat the foods that are readily available, thus perpetuating the cycle of unhealthiness. Others dive into programs of exercise and healthy eating head-first only to become overwhelmed by the prospect of changing their lives so completely. Keep Reading
Butter can be one of the most difficult things to avoid when you are trying to lose weight. Butter is found in almost everything and finding an acceptable butter substitute can sometimes seem impossible. Although there is no doubt that butter is hard to replace, it is possible to cut the amount that you consume each day drastically. If you are serious about cutting this fat-laden dairy product from your diet, however, you will have to put in some effort. Most purchased baked goods contain either butter or a hydrogenated shortening that is even worse for your body. By reading labels and cooking for yourself, you may be able to cut butter from your life for good.