July 19, 2015
Oats are great to eat. Whether you use them in porridge or oatmeal, put them in some of your favorite baked goods, or make your own energy bars that have them in it, there is no denying that oats add a flavor and texture all their own. But there are also many health benefits of eating oats. Here are a few: They can lower your cholesterol levels. According to Heart UK, more than half of the people in the United Kingdom currently have blood cholesterol levels that aren’t what they should be. Fortunately, eating oats is one way to...
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 people who winds up in bed with the sniffles, then fibre may be what keeps you up and running. Studies, such as one conducted by the University of Illinois at...
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 know that cutting out or severely restricting this one food group leaves you feeling lifeless. You barely have enough energy to tie your shoes, let alone go for a run...
July 15, 2014
When you hear the word “carbs,” what do you think of? If your mind is set on health, it is likely that your first thought was either whole-wheat bread, brown rice, or wheat pasta. If you’re dying for some junk food though, chips, crackers, and decadent desserts are probably the first things that popped up. But, what about beans? Beans are some of the healthiest carbs around even though they are the ones least thought of. What makes them so good for you? They are low-glycemic. This means that eating them isn’t going to send your blood sugar...
July 14, 2014
When most people set out to lose weight and get healthy, one of the very first things that they eliminate is fat. While this is certainly understandable given the negative press this particular substance has received over the last several years, not all fats are created equal. In fact, some should definitely be included in your diet if your goal is total health and wellness. The Reasons Why Fat Is Beneficial to You There are a number of benefits to having certain kinds of fat in your daily menu plan. For instance, some are good for your heart...