Health Benefits of Eating a High Fibre Diet August 24 2014

    Fibre. It’s in the fruits and veggies you eat, as well as a number of other foods like oatmeal, nuts, beans, and bread. But what makes it so good for you? Well, here are just three health benefits of fibre to consider:     Benefit #1: A Stronger Immune System If your goal is to make it through cold and flu season without being one of the unfortunate...

Save Your Health by Avoiding This One Major Diet Ingredient August 18 2014

  If you’re watching your weight, it is likely that you’re eating a lot of low-calorie and low-fat food. While it is great that you’re working to lower your body mass in the name of health, you may be doing yourself more harm than good if you’re consuming one major diet ingredient that is in most “health foods.” What ingredient is that? Aspartame. What is Aspartame? Aspartame is an artificial...

Why Sugar is Dangerous August 16 2014

      If you’re trying to lose weight and get healthy, it is likely that you’re either eliminating or severely limiting sugar from your diet. However, what you may not realize is how truly dangerous this substance is for your body. In fact, here are four reasons why you should monitor your sugar intake, above and beyond weight loss: Reason #1: It is Addictive Have even just a little...

MSG: What It Is and Why You Should Avoid It August 14 2014

  If you have researched healthy eating at all, it is likely that you’ve come across MSG a time or two. It may make you wonder what exactly it is and why it is so important that you avoid it. Let’s answer those two questions right here. What is MSG? MSG is short for monosodium glutamate and it is a salt-based additive that is put in food to make it...

How to Make Your Own Isotonic Drink August 11 2014

    When you engage in a vigorous workout, it is not only important that you replace the water that you’ve sweat out, but you also need to replenish some of the vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that you’ve lost as well. Additionally, taking in some carbohydrates can give you just the energy boost you need to finish your exercise session.  While you can certainly buy an isotonic sports drink at...

Building Muscle with Natural Proteins August 09 2014

    If you want to build your muscles so you’re trim, taut, and tone, the best way to do it is with natural proteins. That way you’re not putting unnatural and potentially unhealthy substances in your body when what it really craves is true protein.  Also, all-natural proteins are broken down easier by your digestive system, making their nutrients easier for your body (and your muscles) to use. What...

Living a Balanced Lifestyle: An Easy to Follow Guide August 05 2014

    It seems as if everyone nowadays is trying to find a lifestyle that is balanced. In other words, you want to have that healthy level of good and bad. While it isn’t always an easy thing to do, it is simple as long as you follow these four guidelines: #1 – Don’t Train Every Day It’s great that you want to be in the best shape of your...

The One Vitamin That is Great for Stress Reduction August 03 2014

    When it comes to reducing the amount of stress in your life, you’re often presented with the same old options. Go for a walk, take a bath, get in some exercise, and try not to worry so much. However, what if you can lower the amount of stress by taking a pill? Well, it appears that you can and it’s called co-enzyme Q10. What is Co-Enzyme Q10? According...

Why We Need Carbs August 01 2014

    Are you in a love/hate relationship with carbs? Do you love how they make you feel, but hate the way they make you look with the unwanted weight gain that generally comes with them? You may be tempted to give them up entirely, but you shouldn’t because your body actually needs carbs. Let me explain. Carbs Are Energy If you’ve ever gone on a low-carb diet then you...

Do I Need Vitamin C Supplements? July 21 2014

  There are many benefits from vitamin C. For instance, it bolters your immune system, protects you against cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer, and it even keeps you from wrinkling. So, how do you know when you need to take a supplement or whether you get enough without it?Determining Your IntakeMost health experts agree that if you regularly consume the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day, then you’re...