May 4, 2016
depression and diet

Diet and Depression

A healthy diet is important in eliminating or battling common physical conditions and illnesses such as obesity and diabetes. But it seems there’s more to proper diet than meets the eye. Recent studies note that good nutrition may be just as pertinent to our mental health and that a number of conditions, including depression, may be influenced by dietary factors. One of the best and easiest ways to clear your mind from fear, stress and negative thinking is making sure you eat at least three meals each day. This keeps your blood sugar constant as skipping meals, particularly breakfast, causes significant decrease that often manifests in depression, irritability and exhaustion. If you still feel hungry between meals, include a healthy snack […]
April 28, 2016

Fruits That Burn Fat

Dieting is one of the most constraining practices a person can ever go through, but one that is of utter importance if you want to become healthy and fit. You have to limit and supervise your food intake, a task that probably most of us don’t look forward to. Many people don’t adapt to diet programs easily and that’s understandable since it’s hard to lessen, much more give up, on foods that delight our palate. Good thing fruits can help us in this endeavour. Most of these fresh picks are refreshing, filling and delicious and if you are on a quest to lose weight, know that some of these are excellent in burning body fat, too. One of the most […]
April 21, 2016
veggie squares

Calories and Weight Loss

Many people try to lose weight by keeping track of their food consumption. Some avoid eating highly fattening foods, others do not eat during certain periods, and there are those who limit their food intake. But whatever your dieting methods are, you are sure to come across the concept of calorie counting. It is a proven tactic in weight loss and getting a good grasp of this is important if you want to get back in shape. Basically, you try to figure out the number behind your daily food intake and compute it against the amount of calories you burn each day. You see, anything you ingest has a corresponding amount of calories that your body will be able to […]
April 11, 2016
diet changes

Lose Weight for Free? Try Some Changes in Your Diet

If you want to lose weight without spending on expensive exercise equipment and weight loss products, try making changes in your diet. There is no need to sacrifice all cravings. Eating in moderation and switching to healthier options are proven steps to getting back in shape. Of course, it helps to pair this with activities that are also cost-free like walking or running. Below are diet tips that won’t hurt your wallet. In fact, these may even help you save money. Decrease your sugar intake. This is one of the first and most important steps you need to make in your diet. When craving for sweets, divert your attention to something else. Read a book or watch TV. Look for […]
February 24, 2016
white flour

Is Bleached Flour Bad For Your Health?

 White flour is common enough that you’ve probably consumed it at some point in your life. Just because it’s common, however, doesn’t mean it’s good. In fact, it has a number of downsides and negative effects on your health. Take your pick — an overall lack of nutrients, highly-refined carbohydrates, or the gluten. What is White Flour? White flour is wheat flour that has been stripped of two main components–the bran and the germ. The bran provides the fiber that is typically found in the whole grain, but when it is taken out of the wheat flour it creates a softer, lighter texture. This is why, if you’ve ever replaced white flour for whole-wheat flour, the final product is often […]
February 3, 2016
Eat Healthy on a budget

Eating Healthy On A Budget

I like to look at the money I spend on healthy products and ingredients as an investment in the future. Hopefully all of the antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains and organic dairy and meat products I buy will help keep me and my family in good health for years to come. Of course, I always love to save a few bucks wherever I can! Here are some tips I’ve learned that will help you stick to your food budget. 1. Make friends with your freezer. I’m frequently asked how to eat healthy when you’re just cooking for one. “Buy frozen,” I say. Most people look at me funny because they know I’m an advocate for fresh food. True—but […]