Nutrition & Diet

 

 

Cinnamon: The Extra Spice to Life

Cin­na­mon is an ancient and ver­sa­tile spice, and peo­ple have used it in all kinds of food. They even ate it back in 2000 B.C! Accord­ing to some researchers, cas­sia cin­na­mon has some health ben­e­fits. Accord­ing to medicalnewstoday.com, cin­na­mon can help with: Mus­cle spasms Vom­it­ing and diar­rhea Infec­tions The com­mon cold Loss of appetite Blood sugar (glucose) […]

 

Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Killer

Meta­bolic syn­drome is a group of risk fac­tors that increase the prob­a­bil­ity of heart prob­lems, such as stroke or heart dis­ease. It is also known as Syn­drome X, insulin-resistant syn­drome, obe­sity syn­drome, and the silent killer. Know­ing about this par­tic­u­lar group of risk fac­tors can help you pre­vent prob­lems later on in life. Although researchers have […]

 

Saturated Fats: Good or Bad?

Sat­u­rated fats are found in mul­ti­ple places, includ­ing beef, pork, lamb, poul­try, cheese, milk, and but­ter. For years, peo­ple have been taught that sat­u­rated fats are bad because they can raise cho­les­terol lev­els, and increase the risk of heart prob­lems. Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion, sat­u­rated fats should make up less than 7 percent […]

 

To Juice or Not To Juice

In the doc­u­men­tary film Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, juic­ing, the act of run­ning fruits and veg­eta­bles through a juic­ing machine and drink­ing up the results, is pre­sented as a god­send for folks strug­gling with weight prob­lems. Through his juice fast and exer­cise, the film’s pro­tag­o­nist loses a whole bunch of weight, and he finds […]

 

Questions About Caffeine

What is caf­feine? Caf­feine is a naturally-occurring sub­stance com­monly found in some fruits, leaves, and seeds. If those fruits, leaves, or seeds are ingre­di­ents in a prod­uct, that prod­uct likely con­tains caf­feine. What does caf­feine do? Caf­feine is a stim­u­lant, mean­ing it gooses the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Caf­feine can ease fatigue, boost wake­ful­ness, and improve concentration […]

 

The Lives and Times of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and veg­eta­bles are in sea­son and taste the best at dif­fer­ent times of the year. When decid­ing on meals and snacks, this list can help you get the most for your taste buds. Win­ter Pro­duce: December-February Brus­sels sprouts But­ter­cup squash Chest­nuts Col­lard Greens Kale Leeks Sweet Pota­toes Turnips Clemen­tines Dates Grape­fruit Kiwi Fruit Man­darin Oranges […]

 

3 Ways to Keep Up Your Blood Sugar Levels

Your body needs energy to get through the day, and it gets that energy from the food you eat. Each time you eat some­thing, your body turns it into sugar which your body burns to cre­ate energy. Accord­ing to the Yale Med­ical group and migraine.org.uk, our body’s blood sugar lev­els need to be even and […]

 

The Truth behind Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is creamy, smooth, and has a slightly tangy taste. You can eat it plain, or with fruit. You can use it as a sub­sti­tute in recipes that call for sour cream, milk, but­ter, and even may­on­naise. Greek yogurt also has many ben­e­fits if you are look­ing to eat health­ier too. So what is […]