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 waterand used to do this drinking water … [Read more...] about Benefits of Drinking Water
I looked through the archives of this blog and am surprised that I have not mentioned the glycemic index before. The glycemic index is basically the measure of how quickly a carbohydrate will be burned and metabolized by your body. Take this example, one person eats a pack of sugar and one person eats a potato. You would expect that the sugar would quickly raise your blood sugar and then a half hour later or so your blood sugar would drop back down where with the potato your blood sugar … [Read more...] about Glycemic index and Glycemic load
We all see all of the colors of the vegetables when we go to the grocery store, but do you know what vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are in the vegetables that we eat base on the color of the vegetable? 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 of how you look and … [Read more...] about Vegetable Color and Nutrients That They Contain
Many people are worried about a lot of fats in their diet and this is absolutely not the only thing to look at. Usually the motivator for this is not energy as it should be but instead a persitent worry that fats in your diet can make you fat. Instead maybe think about the way carbohydrates are stored or used instead In fact your body will have trouble storing fats but instead will store sugars and other carbs. So lets say the the real evil is carbs. But again that is not true either. … [Read more...] about Low Carb Vegetables And Why They Will Keep You Thin
How bad is junk food? Terrible. Your biggest challenge in eating a healthier diet will not be learning about nutrition, finding places to shop or finding affordable, tasty foods that are also healthy. No, your biggest challenge will be in breaking your addiction to junk foods. If you have already broken this addiction, or have managed to never have acquired it, congratulations! You are more than halfway home. Junk foods are so abundant in modern societies that they are almost invisible. … [Read more...] about How Bad is Junk Food?
We are all looking for more antioxidants to add to our diet. In case you are not aware the role of antioxidants in your diet is to make antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of chronic … [Read more...] about Antioxidants in Fruits an Nuts
I love my morning oatmeal. I always know that I have something special in the morning but oveer the last few days my oatmeal seems to be even better. I was apparently taking my breakfast for granted. I used to eat Nutella on a raisin and cinnamon bagel but after a while I got tired of it and switched to apple flavored oatmeal. I realized that I really did like the taste of oatmeal and it wasn't just that it was good for me. Getting Started With Oatmeal Again I started getting a bit more … [Read more...] about My Favorite Oatmeal Breakfast
We often associate healthy eating tips with monotony and deprivation, but we can take various steps to prevent this. The 10 suggestions below may help inspire us and tantalize our taste buds, while assisting us achieve our ultimate goal of a strong, lean physique. 10 Healthy Eating Tips Healthy Eating Tip - Select High Quality Foods We should try to focus on selecting the best quality foods which contain the highest nutritional value possible. Important healthy eating tips of … [Read more...] about 10 Healthy Eating Tips
The right diet can do incredible things and this is something I believe very strongly. Our body is physically composed of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients that we eat. Thus our health and physical performance are intrinsically tied to diet and if we don’t get everything we need, we simply can’t feel or act our best. And that’s why I really enjoy finding examples of foods that really demonstrate this power. Take the banana honey sandwich for instance. This might … [Read more...] about This is the Ultimate Hangover Cure: The Banana and Honey Sandwich
Sometimes when we try to do something new we look at those that have succeeded before us. A great example of this is when you are trying to get fit. I find that there are lots of tips and information that is true but also much that is contradictory. The best thing to do is to try and follow a few very strong rules that people that are successful are already following and then just build up from there. So here are 10 habits of super fit people that will give you a great base to start … [Read more...] about 10 Habits Of Super Fit People
It is never get even more obvious than in the 21st century the earth is brimming with poisons. It's almost impossible to avoid them, regardless of our best attempts. The media, joined with the 'all-knowing experts,' counsel us to keep away from insecticides, household cleaners, ready-made foods, food additions, chemicals, and gas-guzzling sport use cars. If it were up to them, we might all be living in the mountains of Montana, growing our own food, drinking aquifer-supplied water, and … [Read more...] about Sugar and Hydrogenated Fats – Evil Incarnate
I somehow had not seen this before but just loved it! The idea of making a salad or some other food in a jar has been around for a long time but I never make my food like this. Instead I have a salad in one container, tops in a second container, and dressing in a third container. The salad turns out well but the trouble is that I am stuck doing three dishes for one meal. I do lot of the dishes in our house, and I really don't want any more dishes. Anyway, here is a great idea for how … [Read more...] about Mason Jar Salads
Thanks to the Mayo Clinics Katherine Zeratsky for this info on how to eat more Flax seed. I am sure that you may have heard somewhere about how great Flax seed is for Omega vitamins and fiber, this info will help you make the most of using Flax seed Most nutrition experts recommend ground flax and that you should eat more flax seed because your body is better able to digest it. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won't get the health benefits of flax … [Read more...] about How To Eat More Flax Seed In Your Diet
I have stated in the past that I do take a Omega 3 vitamins pill every day. My wife calls that pills "Heart Pills" or fish oil pills. So I have no idea how this will change if I ever have to take real heart pills. Anyway in the search around for health info around the net I found this great articles telling us why we should be taking Omega 3 vitamin pills Omega 3 is the latest buzz in the health and fitness industry. Doctors and researchers all over the world recommend the intake of Omega … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Omega 3 Vitamins