CDC in the US has been promoting people to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. As you probably know there are many ways to make yourself healthier and eating fruits and vegetables in higher quantities will definitely make a difference in how you look and feel. Eat plenty of different fruits and vegetables. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, … [Read more...] about Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day
A study by Johns Hopkins University has shown that a regular high-carb diet that is changed to include a little more protein or healthy oils can further curb heart disease risks, say researchers who had volunteers try three variations of the same diet. This is a validation to many athletes diets that are slightly lower in carbs and slightly higher in protein but not as extreme as either end of the scale as a vegitarian diet or an Atkins style diet. The Testing But the study involving 159 … [Read more...] about Eat more protein and fat
Many people understand the importance of good nutrition, but believe that a daily vitamin pill will substitute for actually eating the fruits and vegetables that they know are good for them. The more we learn about nutrition and the human body, however, the more we realize the importance of eating whole foods. That is why the American Dietetic Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture still recommend that we eat two to four servings of fruit and three to five servings of vegetables a … [Read more...] about Pills or food?
Today I read a story that has been covered everywhere about how US schools are going to stop selling high calorie pop in schools and are going to instead focus more on juices and bottled water. When I was in high school many years ago it was not acceptable to be drinking pop and eating junk food out of the machines, at least it was not for me. Now I look at my daughter who does not eat any junk food almost because of the strictness of my wife and watch my son try to get more candy all of the … [Read more...] about Low cal pop only allowed in US schools
Here is one that I had forgotten about. If you are having a cardio workout then your main motivation is to lose in fat. If you wait at least an hour to eat after all of your cardio workouts then your body will start to burn of the glycogen in your muscles instead of having a nice supply of sugar in your blood to feed off of. This is another reason why exercising, especially cardio are good to do first thing in the mornig before you have eaten anything to pop up your blood sugar. If you … [Read more...] about Don’t Eat After Exercise
I just stumbled upon a Newsday article that looks at a few pieces of research to in study of fats in our diet. Is a good diet high or low in fat? There is so much conflicting evidence these days but I think this kind of article helps you ask yourself a lot of questions and then it is up to you to decide what to do about it by listening to how your body reacts to different diets. Confusion - What is a Healthy Diet? When it comes to defining a healthy diet, and a study of fats in our diet it's … [Read more...] about Study of Fats in Our Diet
This study below that I gleaned from the LA Times shows that just altering your diet may not be able to undo a life of bad eating. Maybe if they included exercise in these peoples lives it may have made a bigger difference to their health. Overturning three decades of conventional wisdom, a new study of low-fat diets in nearly 50,000 healthy older women has shown that reducing fat intake alone does not significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer or colorectal cancer, … [Read more...] about Low fat eating does not always reduce health risks
I have seen the article Death By Junk Food a few times over the last few days. The story is about a 20 year old boy that ate nothing but french fries and junk food and died of liver disease at 20. This may be a sad story or a wake up call for bad diets but to me mostly it is a reflection on how badly people can eat and have family and friends around them just let it go. There is not excuse for eating really badly all of the time. I may drink pop and eat chocolate but there is no way that my … [Read more...] about Eat bad and Die
A study by Johns Hopkins University has shown that a regular high-carb diet that is changed to include a little more protein or healthy oils can further curb heart disease risks, say researchers who had volunteers try three variations of the same diet. This is a validation to many athletes diets that are slightly lower in carbs and slightly higher in protein but not as extreme as either end of the scale as a vegitarian diet or an Atkins style diet. The Testing But the study involving 159 … [Read more...] about Eat a bit more Fats and Protein
I have always been interested in the idea that spicy food will speed up your metabolism this is the first article I have found that goes into detail on the subject. There is a wide range of information in this article abd as I have said before it is a good idea to do more research on the subject. simply do a google search on any of the herbs and look for people for and against it's use so that you can be sure that you have enough info to make a good decision. I wonder how much it is generally … [Read more...] about Speed Up Your Weight Loss With Herbs And Spices
I liked to drink a Coke every day but a couple yeas ago quit altogether with no effect of coca cola avoidance at all. You may have heard that if you drink one can of Coke everyday and you take that out of your diet then you will lose one pound of fat per week which works out to 50 pounds of fat lost in a year. Healthbolt had the following info about the effect of coca cola and what happens to you when you drink a can of coke. Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It's because … [Read more...] about The Effect Of Coca Cola On Your Body
Carbohydrate is the root cause behind your obesity, or so the supporters of low-carbohydrate diets would have you believe. Low-carb diets have always been more popular than the other dieting methods. After all, who hasn't heard of the classic ones such as the Atkins, South Beach Diet, and especially now, the Ketogenic diet which is super popular today? If you are worried about cooking low-carb meals, drop your worries. Almost all low carb diet plans now come with in-built menus, … [Read more...] about Low Carb Diet-What You Should Know About It
When you take a look at the foods you can eat and compare it to those on this page you will see that the difference is in the state of the food. Allowable foods on the Paleo Diet are in a natural form while the others are all artificial and have been manipulated in some way by humans. When you honestly think about it which would you prefer to eat? Now that you know what foods you can eat we should discuss those that aren't recommended and why. Foods to Avoid on the Paleo Diet - … [Read more...] about Foods to Avoid on the Paleo Diet
How long are eggs good for? Eggs are a big part of my weekend breakfasts. During the week I will eat oatmeal, all Bran, or a bagel just because they are fast and easy and good for you but on the weekend I can get a chance to make myself a bit more breakfast so I will. I usually like to make a three egg omelet with a bit of veggies and some ham if we have any in the fridge. So How long are eggs good for? I was wondering how long eggs are good for and after searching around a bit found out … [Read more...] about How long are eggs good for?
I have written quite a few times about the importance of drinking water but last week I restarted a strategy that I had followed for a long time and then gave up. Benefits of Drinking water first thing in the morning. The idea is to get up and immediately drink four glasses of water and nothing else. Wait at least 45 minutes before having any coffee or tea or breakfast. Why would you want to do this? Well I have always known the benefits of drinking water and used to do this drinking water … [Read more...] about Benefits of Drinking Water