Drinks to Boost Your Metabolism October 28 2014

      When it comes to losing weight, boosting your metabolism is often the key to melting off the pounds. While you can do this by increasing your physical activity and eating high protein foods, there is also another way to stoke your metabolism even more—and it involves the beverages that you are consuming. Therefore, if you want to drink your way to a thinner, trimmer you, here are...

Research Shows Being Obese and Chronically Stressed Extra Harmful to Your Health October 02 2014

It has long been known that being obese puts you at a higher risk of certain conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and heart disease. And it has also been fairly common knowledge that enduring chronic, unreleased stress over a long period of time raises your likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. However, according to research published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, it appears that a person who is obese...

3 Powerful Morning Metabolism Boosters September 15 2014

Imagine getting out of bed and having your calorie burning potential double, if not triple. Sound impossible? It’s not. At least, not as long as you get your metabolism going not long after you awake. What sort of things can you do to kick your metabolism up a notch or two? Try these three suggestions and you’ll be in your skinny jeans in no time: Metabolism Booster #1: Drink a...

Why Nutrients Are So Important August 17 2014

  Although most of us look at food in terms of the fat, calories, protein, or carbohydrates it contains, good health requires a much deeper approach. It means paying attention to the nutrients in the foods we eat to make sure we get all of the vitamins and minerals our body requires. The Importance of Nutrients Every function that our body is responsible for when it comes to our health...

How Too Many Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Diabetes August 10 2014

  It’s no great secret that too much sugar is bad for you and can lead to diabetes. However, did you also realize that too many artificial sweeteners can have the same negative effect? Unfortunately, it’s true. A number of health experts have been suggesting that you replace sugar in recipes, drinks, and meals with artificial sweeteners to lessen the effect that they have on your health. However, now it...

Top 5 Saturated Foods to Avoid ( and Healthier Alternatives to Replace Them) August 07 2014

    While your body does need some fat to be able to function efficiently, some fats are better for you than others. For instance, the fat in nuts, olive oil, and avocados is good for your heart, and fatty fish supplies you with Omega-3 fatty acids which lower your risk of major medical conditions such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure (in limited amounts, of course)....

Why Meditation Is So Important to Your Health July 07 2014

  Meditation is not only good for your mind in that it relaxes it and soothes it in difficult times, but it is also extremely beneficial to your body and overall health. In fact, here are just a few benefits that you will experience when you make meditation a part of your regular health program: It lowers your blood pressure. When you are under chronic, unrelieved stress, it is not...

How to Start Eating Healthy June 27 2014

      Are you ready to revamp your diet but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you have a lot of not-so-healthy eating habits that need to be changed or replaced and are looking for some help to get started? Just like you wouldn’t jump into a strenuous workout program meant for bodybuilders on your first day at the gym, you shouldn’t overhaul your eating habits in one day...

5 Healthy Summer BBQ Foods June 17 2014

    Summer is great for spending time outdoors doing yard work and basking in the sun that has seemed to go missing all winter long. However, it is also barbeque season, which makes it wonderful for anyone that likes to have outdoor picnics complete with food, family, and fun. If you’re having a barbeque, here are five healthy food options that will allow you to enjoy this favorite summer...

World’s 3 Healthiest Curries June 14 2014

    Although curry has always been an essential dish in Eastern Asian cuisine, it has spread its way around the world and can be found in most any city and town. But not all curries are created equal so you need to be careful when deciding which ones to consume. After all, you want to be able to give your taste buds a treat without hurting your waistline.  ...