The importance of vitamins was known centuries before scientists began to study and classify them. The Greek physician Hippocrates advocated eating liver to cure night blindness. The reason for the cure was unknown at that time but now we know that vitamin A, which prevents night blindness, is plentiful in this organ meat. In the early 19th century the disease scurvy was … [Read more...]
What is healthy a balanced diet? Is it bad tasting food? Is it lack of favorite dishes? Is it the lack of sweets, bread, soda, alcohol etc?
Healthy eating can be easily described as the food intake that helps your systems to work at full capacity. The word balance suggests that foods of all different types are eaten in certain amounts and
levels that keep the body operating, ideally, close to optimal level.
Referring to individuals who do not have a prescribed diet by a doctor, diet in general is nothing more than what you already have. All the food and drinks you are eating and drinking respectively are part of your diet. If your diet is a healthy one or not that is another story. Diet does not mean necessarily healthy or balanced.
The information in this category is gathered from different places and personal opinion and nothing is guaranteed.
When it comes to getting fit and losing weight, your journey begins in the kitchen. Our diet determines how much weight we are able to lose and also gives us the ability to maintain a healthy weight. For years meal prep containers have been the standard used by fitness enthusiasts. Have you ever heard of the saying "Six pack abs start in the kitchen"? … [Read more...]
We've had cacao nibs in our cabinet for awhile and I've eaten them sprinkled on top of my oatmeal in the morning. I know they have health benefits, but I never took the time to find out what they were. After doing a little bit of research, I was quite amazed at how awesome they really are. You may be surprised as well at how much nutrition is packed into 1-ounce of … [Read more...]
I have always wanted to experience the fun of being on a cruise ship and stopping at various ports of call. Family members of mine have been on cruises and besides all of the cool places they've visited, the second most talked about topic was the food! Cruise ships appear to me to be a giant city on a ship. They have all types of restaurants, some being buffets, and some open … [Read more...]
We’ve become a nation addicted to sugars. Sugars, plural, include high-fructose corn syrup, table sugar (sucrose), glucose and fructose and the synonyms for all these: grape sugar, cane sugar and the rest. All provide four empty calories per gram, leading, as most believe, to the current obesity epidemic. What makes getting rid of sugar consumption so difficult is that most … [Read more...]
Do you want to know what carb cycling is about and if it is right for you? I have heard the term before and wanted to understand what it means and how it works. Surprisingly, I learned that it is a practice which is used among bodybuilders, fitness models, athletes, or anyone who is trying to reduce their body fat to a very low percentage in order to achieve the "ripped" … [Read more...]
If you have not ever heard of Shakeology, then the recent news about the price increase won't mean much to you. Team Beachbody announced that starting April 1st, the price of the regular Chocolate and Greenberry flavored shakes will increase by $10. According to the Coach 411 News website, the price increase is as follows: Unfortunately, this is one battle we can’t fight … [Read more...]
I enjoy eating both oatmeal and Cream of Wheat. Both are really good choices in terms of hot cereals, however, I've always wondered which is best to eat in terms of nutrition. I have read and heard about the benefits of plain oatmeal over the years. Yet a good, hot, bowl of farina is a nice change of pace for breakfast or a snack. What is Cream of Wheat? Cream of Wheat, as it … [Read more...]
Learning how to cook can seem like an overwhelming task for the non-cooks out there. The good news is, it isn't as difficult to learn as you may think. I am not the best cook but I can follow a recipe and I can prepare some decent meals when I'm inspired to do so. However, even intermediate chefs may have an issue with preparing healthy meals. This is because healthy meals are … [Read more...]
Food can make or break your fitness goals as you may well know. Eating a poor diet of primarily processed food and you will probably feel tired, lazy, and will eventually gain weight or have difficulty losing the excess weight you already have. Anytime you eat healthier, weight tends to drop much easier and you feel healthier in general whether it is in the form of increased … [Read more...]