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Want to know the quickest way to scare someone? Take them to your local super market. No, I am not talking about the rising prices on food, although that is enough to make most individuals’ blood pressure rise! I am talking about all the contaminated food products that have surfaced in the past century, most recently the peanut and pistachio debacle. If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most notorious food scares have been over the past hundred or more years, we’ve got the low-down.
Because caffeine acts like a stimulant, most people feel it has a positive impact on their lives. Heightened alertness, improved focus, better coordination, and a faster thought process have all been reported by individuals who have ingested high quantities of caffeine. However, self discipline and moderation must also be required if someone is to continually consume caffeine. Keep reading for a scientific look at caffeine's benefits, as well as its drawbacks, due to its ability to inhibit phosphodiesterases within a cell.
It’s a small study about how eating a certain type of breakfast can help you burn more fat, but it could nonetheless have a huge impact on losing unwanted pounds or maintaining a healthy weight. British researchers have determined that high-fiber, low-glycemic foods are best for kick-starting your weight-loss program. Keep reading to find out how eating high-fiber in the morning burns more fat during exercise.
With all the “best” and “worst” lists out there, here is another list that is bound to get you to sit up and take notice. And the best part is that this time, the list really matters. It’s the list of 30 fruits, vegetables and more you cannot miss out on. It is literally a guide to put good health in your hands (or garden).
As a supplement to my other "The List!" article about Vitamins and Supplements (no pun intended ;-) I've decided to log the most important foods every adult should include as a regular part of his or her diet. I have always loved to read about how food and vitamins and supplements interact with and support a healthy body! I've poured through countless diet books and nutrition articles over the years and in an effort to keep my final list handy so I can share it with my friends and colleagues, I'm publishing it on IH.
If you are tuned into health news, you are probably well aware of how harmful soda is for your health. You’ve heard all the reports about the high sugar content of soda as well as the dehydrating effect of carbonation. And, even more disturbing, the acid content of some sodas which can actually clean the tarnish off a penny. Regardless of all of this, you still may insist on having a soda every day. Well, it’s time to WAKE UP and smell the soda! The following article lists a number of health conditions that have been linked to soda consumption.
Chlorophyll benefits the body in a number of distinct and unique ways. It is known to be a green element that helps to cleanse the body of harmful toxins. It is also an active agent that the body uses to fight infection. A regular and recommended intake of chlorophyll keeps the circulatory and digestive systems much healthier. To further assert its significance, chlorophyll is included in many of the natural nutritional supplements because of its benefits to the body. Keep reading to discover how chlorophyll cleanses, purifies, and heals most areas of the body.
I've recently become fascinated with a blue-green alga, one-celled organism called Spirulina. An organism you may have never heard about! It is among the largest single celled organisms in existence. In fact it grows so large, that by itself, it can be seen with the naked eye. (To give you some perspective, most single celled organisms have to be magnified in order for you to see it, so the fact that Spirulina can be seen with the naked eye means it’s big.) When dried out in the sun, it turns into a sort of white crust, therefore causing many to believe that Spirulina is actually the “manna” the Israelites consumed as they wandered the deserts during their sojourn from Egypt. It's no wonder that they were able to consume it so easily, because Spirulina contains nearly every vitamin and mineral that you would need to survive! Naturally, there are health benefits, which go along with using Spirulina, and fortunately, it can be purchased in pill form, making it easier. Keep reading to learn about the many health benefits you get when eating or taking Spirulina!
Tremendous growth in the organic soy foods industry has occurred over the last two decades as consumers seek healthy dietary alternative sources of protein. Many companies touting their “natural” or “organic” soy brands have found favor in the supermarket. A new report, released this week by The Cornucopia Institute, lifts the veil on some of these companies, exposing widespread importation of soybeans from China and the use of toxic chemicals to process soy foods labeled as “natural.”
A recent trend seems to be developing in the restaurant world. Whether this practice has always been in place, or is just coming more to the forefront due to America’s increasing problem of obesity, one thing is clear: it’s a dangerous following. And with such popular shows as Man vs. Food
on television, the media isn't helping out either. What I’m talking about is “larger-than-life” foods. Keep reading for examples of these massive meals and what the World Cancer Research Fund, American Institute for Cancer Research, and the American Cancer Society have to say about this alarming new trend. . .
The Japanese People are known for their simplicity, grace, and style. Did you also know that the Japanese diet is said to be one of the healthiest diets in the world? Filled and centered around naturally rich and nutrient enhanced foods such as rice, fish, and vegetables, people have enjoying the Japanese diet with ease and effortlessness. This diet plan has kept Japanese people in pristine health for thousands of years. Currently, Japanese people have the lowest rate of obesity and the highest lifespan.
We have all heard of “fad” diets on the news, on the radio, on television, and the internet. Fad diets proclaim to be the quickest, easiest way to lose weight and look great. Uncovering the pros and cons of fad dieting can be tough, so knowing the basics is essential.
5 meals a day and lose weight? How is that possible? It is very possible to lose extra weight if you follow a balanced, diet plan. A lot of “crash” or “fad” diets today deprive the body of food, and therefore certain nutrients are omitted and your body suffers for it. Eating 5 meals a day is proven to have a better effect on your body that having 3 “square” meals a day.
The Raw Meat Diet, also known as the Primal diet consists mainly of raw food such as: eggs, meat, fat(butter, avacodo, or stone pressed olive oil), dairies (cheese, milk, cream and butter), fresh juices, and some fruits. Very little water is used in the raw meat diet because the dieter's body has enough fat to retain a livable amount. If any water is consumed, it is usually sparkling water. Sometimes food is heated to room temperature or up to 41 degrees to keep the body from cooling.
If you’ve ever eaten an Asian dish, or Middle Eastern fare, then you’ve probably tasted turmeric. But what you might not have known is that you were getting health benefits at the same time from this popular spice! In addition to its purported ancient healing properties for everything from cuts and bruises to digestive distress, recent research has shown that turmeric may also be instrumental in such things as lowering blood pressure and even warding of certain cancers. Keep reading to find out more of the amazing health benefits of turmeric.
If you are like most people, you are looking for a way to stay healthy and maintain a desirable weight. But you might not know all the foods you should be eating to do just that. One food movement that has evolved to help people understand the importance of healthy eating, thanks to people such as chef Alice Waters, is the “Eat Local” movement. This is a movement that requires that you eat “real food.” So, what is this popular food movement and the “real food” it requires? Keep reading to find out all the details . . .
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These days, everyone is trying to find a diet that works. There are some companies that try to tell you their diet works for everyone. But it is important to remember that everyone’s body is different, and as such, a different diet is required for each and every person – you included! While a low carb diet may be good for one person, it might not work for you at all. It all really depends on your “nutritional type.” So what exactly is a nutritional type, and how do you determine yours? We’re here to answer those questions and more!
A diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, and whole grains is ideal for anyone looking to improve their health, but there are some specific foods that pack a more potent and powerful punch than others.
Much has been made in the media of the benefits of a gluten-free diet and how it may help improve health and increase weight loss. But will it work for you? Before you try this eating plan, read on for a better understanding of how it works.