Embarking on any weight loss program can at times be a lonely and disheartening road. It can be hard to stay motivated because your hard work can often not get the immediate results you are looking for. There are however lots of things you can do to ensure you stick to your chosen diet and/or [...]
Drinking and eating are the most basic of human needs. Many people take great pleasure and are very enthusiastic when it comes to meeting those needs. Consuming food and alcoholic drinks have been part of every culture’s celebrations. Since the discovery of ‘health benefits’ in some of these stronger drinks, such beverages have long become [...]
Now, before we talk about insulin resistance, we first need to talk a little about sugar. By now I think we all comprehend the fact that sugar isn’t good for us. We know we should eat less sugary foods and exercise a bit more and we assume that by doing this, all will be well. [...]
Stevia is used as a sugar substitute and sweetener. Fresh stevia leaves have over thirty times the sweetness of sucrose and their taste has a slower onset and duration.
Before revealing the list of specific foods that aid in burning body fat, it is important to explain how fat is deposited and used in the body. Possessing a basic understanding of this will allow you to understand why certain foods are “fat burning” and empower you to be more prudent in the foods you [...]
Core exercises should be an essential part of any workout routine. If you are neglecting the core muscles (abs, obliques, hip flexors, lower back) during your workouts, you are doing your body quite the disservice. As its name implies, the core is truly the center of the body. In fact, every muscle group relies on [...]
At this point, you’re probably wondering what exactly causes this chronic inflammation, and how you can avoid it! The short answer is, many parts of your diet and lifestyle can cause chronic inflammation, some of which may surprise you. Remember that many people don’t even know they are chronically inflamed, as it is a very [...]
When you think of inflammation in the body, you probably think of an infection causing part of your body to react with redness, swelling or pain, then these symptoms disappearing once the infection has passed. Inflammation is normally a good sign, meaning that your immune system is healthy and ready to fight off infection. But [...]
Diet soda is the calorie-free alternative to the sugar-laden regular soda. Including the word ‘diet’ in the name, though, might be a bit of a misnomer. There is an ongoing debate as to whether diet soda contributes to weight-related maladies, such as obesity, vascular problems, and diabetes. Is Diet Soda Bad for You? Recent medical [...]
The Definitive Guide to Quickly and Correctly Cleansing Your Body of Sugar.
The benefits of a diet featuring low mercury fish (in moderation) are numerous. Fish low in mercury contains essential nutrients, such as iron and protein, and is low in saturated fat. Low mercury fish are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids promote brain development and may also reduce the risk [...]
People who swear by bananas may even call them a super food but why are they so amazing? What makes them so special, deserving such huge praise?
A quick article on some of my favorite strategies to lose weight.
With so many cooking oils out there to choose from, some healthier than others, what exactly makes one oil a healthier choice over another?
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Making protein shakes is an extremely easy process, you just add water or milk to these powders and give them a shake!
Oatmeal is one of those foods we all sort of know is good for us even if we don’t really know why. It’s generally eaten at breakfast time, and without trying to state the obvious, it’s (or at least should be) just oats added to boiling water and/or milk. The oats can be prepared in [...]
Sugar, we all know and love it, particularly those of us with an unruly sweet tooth. I am guilty myself of possessing a hidden stash of sweets, an occasional guilty pleasure. The secretive manner in which I eat my sugary snacks is proof enough that I am aware of the adverse health effects of consuming [...]
People often accuse their hectic lifestyle for not finding time to hit the gym. I just plain and simple don’t like the gym. If this is true in your case, you may consider the benefits of a rowing machine and buy one for the home.
Just over half the magnesium in our bodies is located within our bones, with the the majority of the remaining magnesium found inside our tissues and organs. The final 1% is found in our blood. Watch the video below by Dr. Mark Sircus to understand and appreciate why your diet is fundamental in preventing magnesium deficiency [...]
How Does Vitamin D Work? Vitamin D is really important for keeping our bones strong and healthy as it allows calcium and phosphorus to be absorbed into the body. Vitamin D also benefits our muscles and general health and can help to protect against serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Best Sources [...]
The debate regarding cooking oils is among the most prevalent and contested within the nutrition world. Often a necessary ingredient for many dishes, experts can’t seem to agree which oils are okay for cooking and which aren’t. Just about every cooking oil used in kitchens across the world is some form of vegetable or seed [...]
Detoxing from sugar altogether may seem like a radical step but it’s easy to understand why, for some people, just cutting down on sugar isn’t enough. One of the major negative consequences of sugar consumption is weight gain, but in addition to this, sugar is linked to mood swings and is highly addictive. Unfortunately, more [...]