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 we’re […]

 

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. A […]

 

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 are […]

 

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 beat […]