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.  ...

I Eat a Lot of Healthy Fruits and Veggies, So Why Aren’t I Losing Weight? April 21 2014

  Most diet plans will tell you that the key to success involves eating quite a few daily servings of fruits and veggies daily. But, what if you are and yet you still aren’t seeing the scale go down? What gives? Fruits vs. Veggies While fruits and veggies are often thrown into the same food category, the truth is that they are very different when it comes to both make-up...

Important Vitamins for Children April 19 2014

    Vitamins and minerals act as intermediaries of biochemical reactions in the body. Referred to as micronutrients, they are required in moderately small amounts and occur naturally in foods in unpredictable concentrations. To obtain all the vitamins and minerals obligatory for life, we must ingest a variety of foods. Virtually every vitamin in existence is important to the growing individual, and as such, they are all included here below....

Best Foods for Better Skin April 11 2014

  Although using the proper cleansers and moisturizers for your skin type can help you keep your face and body silky smooth, truly healthy skin comes from the inside out. Therefore, the key to having an outer covering that is glowing and blemish free is choosing foods that nourish the very cells that make up all of your layers of skin. Here are a few menu options that can help...