Are Breakfast Cereals Better than Toast? March 04 2015

  Most health experts will tell you that starting your day off with a good, nutritious meal is important to achieving and maintaining maximum fitness. However, which foods you choose for this first morning meal can mean the difference between having enough energy to get through the rest of your day or feeling as if you want to crawl back in bed. Two of the most common breakfast foods are...

5 Simple Ways to Get More Greens in Your Diet February 14 2015

Although vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, most people still struggle to get enough green veggies in their body on a regular basis. This can keep them from reaching their maximum physical potential as they are missing out on a number of the vitamins and minerals that these types of food has to offer. If you fall into this category and want to increase the greens in...

3 Super Soups for Cold Flu Recovery February 03 2015

When you’re sniffling, sneezing, and feel like you’ve been hit by a truck, you want something that not only tastes good, but makes you healthier at the same time. Fortunately, there are a few soups that can do this, making both cold and flu recovery faster than ever. Here are three of them: #1: Chicken Noodle Soup Most of us have been told that chicken noodle soup helps when you...

3 Natural Ways to Clean Your Junk Food Diet January 02 2015

     When you eat clean, all of your body’s systems function better. Essentially, you are giving your cells, muscles, and organs everything they need (vitamins, minerals, and a variety of other nutrients) and nothing they don’t (pesticides, chemicals, and a whole host of unnatural substances). This not only results in a lower weight, but also in improved health—two things that can make you feel younger and more energetic than...

Meal Preparation Is Key to Success November 21 2014

  If your goal is to be as healthy and fit as you can be, then you likely already know that you need to eat nutritious foods to get you there. However, all too often, we try to reach our goals while still going out to eat or by grabbing convenience snacks, both of which can make our journey harder than it has to be. One way (and perhaps the...

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...