Nutrition & Diet



On Protein Drinks

Protein shakes and other protein-enriched drinks have become fairly popular over the past few years. Body builders and earnest, dedicated athletes have used them to build muscle mass. However, normal people are drinking them, relying on them for protein when they’re on the go, miss a meal, or want assistance in losing weight. While protein […]


Why Are We So Fat?

Americans are true heavyweights, and no, that’s not a good thing. Studies suggest somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% of American adults are overweight or obese. Estimates place childhood obesity levels around 15%. Weight-related issues result in health costs of nearly $147 billion per year. And it’s only getting worse. How did things get this […]


Healthy Eating Tips from Around the World

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a world leader, and in many respects we are. That unfortunately includes obesity. Sometimes, it can pay dividends to look around and see what your neighbors are doing and what you might learn from them. When it comes to eating healthy, out international friends can teach us […]


Vitamin Supplements – Yay or Nay?

Over the past few decades, the vitamin supplement industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar marketplace. Claims abound that vitamin supplements can help you fight cancer, put the kibosh on heart disease, and even stop aging. Other studies have shown that there is little evidence that vitamin supplements do anything at all for already-healthy people. […]


They Come in Colors

A more recent development in the health field, phytochemicals are a hot topic when it comes to health and disease prevention. While much must be studied in regards to how and why phytochemicals benefit us, there can be no question that they do a body good. Let’s explore why that is. What are Phytochemicals? Phytochemicals […]


Diet Rundown – The Top Ten

If you’re considering going on a diet, you’ve probably been thinking about doing some research to help you decide what program is best for you. There are a ton of options out there, and not every option works for every individual. Every program has its pros and cons. Here’s a quick rundown of ten of […]


12 Foods for a Flourishing Diet

Let’s face it. Losing weight can be a task of herculean proportions. Sometimes, just knowing what to eat and what not to eat can make your head spin. Many products that advertise themselves as “low-fat” or “zero calorie” are deceivingly advertised and aren’t all that healthy for you. Still, there are plenty of healthy alternatives […]


The Good Stuff in Your Green Vegetables

Your mother always told you to eat your green vegetables. She promised they’d help you grow up big and strong. If she was anything like my mom, she told you that Spider-Man and Luke Skywalker always ate their green vegetables. There’s a very good reason your mother was such a flag-waving fan of green vegetables: […]