Nutrition & Diet

 

 

Getting Water Without Drinking

Some­times, you just can’t get to water. Maybe you’re lit­tle too busy to stop at a drink­ing foun­tain. Per­haps you don’t feel like pack­ing a water bot­tle around with you. One thing is cer­tain: even if you can’t drink, you need to get water into your sys­tem. Hap­pily, you don’t have to. Accord­ing to research, somewhere […]

 

Dihydrogen Monoxide: AKA Water

Some esti­mates put the water con­tent of the human body as high as 80%. That’s pretty wet. Water is a vital com­po­nent of almost every bod­ily func­tion, from cir­cu­la­tion to proper diges­tion. Water reg­u­lates our body tem­per­a­tures and keeps us from over­heat­ing or freez­ing in intense tem­per­a­tures. All in all, water is an extremely useful […]

 

Whittling Down Your Appetite

One of the major chal­lenges involved in los­ing weight is learn­ing to con­trol urges to eat. Crav­ings can hit at any time, and can be really per­sua­sive. It’s there­fore nec­es­sary to learn to decrease your appetite and man­age those crav­ings. Here are a few tips that may prove help­ful: Brush your teeth or use mouthwash. […]

 

 

Those who dealt it, felt it.

Did I swal­low a bas­ket­ball? What the hell hap­pened to my shoes and why can’t I but­ton my pants? Gas. Bloaty, smelly, gur­gling gas. No one likes to talk about it but when it happens…everybody knows. Being some­one with gluten, soy, yeast and dairy aller­gies I really have to watch what I put in my body. Lucky […]

 

8 Glasses Of Water A Day? Really? Yes, really.

We’ve heard it all before, either from mom, grandma, or some health guru telling us to drink more water every day. Eight glasses of water a day has always been a sort of guide­line but never really a sci­en­tific fact, but don’t drop that water bot­tle just yet.

 

The Vegan Way

Veg­an­ism can be con­sid­er­ably health­ier than a nor­mal diet. In 1996, the Amer­i­can Dietetic Asso­ci­a­tion con­cluded that a Vegan lifestyle may sig­nif­i­cantly reduce risk of heart dis­ease, colon and lung can­cer, osteo­poro­sis, dia­betes, kid­ney dis­ease, hyper­ten­sion, and obe­sity. This new way of life evolved from the same con­cept behind veg­e­tar­i­an­ism. Veg­ans choose to stay away […]

 

This is Bananas

When you think of bananas you usu­ally think of bananas splits, shakes, and banana bread. How­ever, these magic fruits are more than just a tasty part of a dessert dish. Bananas are actu­ally full of needed vit­a­mins, fiber, and potas­sium. What does this do for us? Increases Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Health Potas­sium hap­pens to be an essen­tial mineral […]