Nutrition & Diet

 

 

Gluten Intolerance and Healthy Food Choices

Gluten intolerance is a condition that arises when a person’s body can’t properly digest the protein gluten. This can cause the person to experience an autoimmune reaction called Celiac disease, which leads to malabsorption of nutrients. When a person with Celiac disease ingests gluten, their immune system reacts by attacking the villi (responsible for nutrient […]

 

Cutting Down Portion Size

When it comes to losing weight or avoiding serious medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, monitoring what you eat doesn’t quite cut it. You also need to track how much you eat, and that means watching your portion sizes. Over the years, portion sizes have ballooned, and we’ve lost track of how much food […]

 

About Fish Oil

Over the past couple of decades, fish oil has become a magic bullet that protects the body from all manner of medical conditions. Reports have hailed fish oil as a barrier against everything from heart disease to brain and cognitive issues. Recently, though, other studies have shown fish oil to be of little to no […]

 

Feed Your Head

Your diet affects everything going on in your body. It affects how you feel. It affects how well you move around. It even affects how well your brain works. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you eat the right things, your brain will function more efficiently. Here are a few foods that go right […]

 

Eyeballing Portion Sizes

Every once in a while, you find yourself preparing food without all the proper kitchen implements. Without the proper gear, you may be left to figure out the proper portion sizes of your ingredients. It could be helpful to be able to accurately eyeball portions. Here’s a quick reference that can help you eyeball your […]

 

Cooking Oil Overview

Not all cooking oils are created equal. Different cooking oils have different health benefits. They also work better for different cooking tasks. Here’s a quick overview of different qualities and uses of the most prevalently used cooking oils. Vegetable oil: The most commonly used of cooking oils. Can be used in recipes and for frying. […]

 

Carbs, Proteins, and Fats

Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are macronutrients; nutrients we consume in the largest quantity and provide the bulk of our energy. We all need these substances for our bodies to function properly, but overconsumption can lead to health issues. Also, under consumption of these substances can also cause you problems. Let’s break it down: Carbohydrates These […]

 

Busting Cellulite

Cellulite. It’s not pretty. The lumpy, dimpled skin on your thighs and bottom embarrasses you and causes you to avoid activities like swimming. If you’ve had enough and want to get rid of your cellulite, there are a number of things you can do to fight back. What is Cellulite? Before getting into how to […]