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 out […]

 

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 are […]

 

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 the […]

 

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 out […]

 

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: […]