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What are Carbs?

What are Carbs?


Are carbohydrates the bodies preferred source of energy?  By the time you finish reading this article you will understand the bodies need, function and the roles carbohydrates play in our nutrition.  We start our discussion by comparing complex and simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates include bread, pasta and cereals.  They are ...

Dangers - Losing Weight too Fast?

Dangers - Losing Weight too Fast?


You have heard it can take several weeks, even months to shed those unwanted pounds. But you haven’t got time for that. You want the fastest and easy options. Well, you can go that route. There are several super-fast weight-loss methods and remedies available to the impatient dieter…trouble is they’re ...

What are Superfoods?

What are Superfoods?


Quite simply, the basics in dieting to lose weight - and keeping the weight off - involves eating a healthy balanced diet comprised of fruit, fresh vegetables, starchy foods (whole grain), and eliminating as much sugar, and fat as possible, as well as endeavoring to become more physically active. Hold ...

Drinking Water to Lose Weight - How much?

Drinking Water to Lose Weight - How much?


To stay adequately hydrated, you should drink approximately three quarts (96 ounces) of water a day. For weight loss, you should drink an additional 8 ounces of water for every 25 pounds you are over your ideal body weight. Also, water consumption should be increased in hot climates or during ...

How to Read Nutrition Labels?

How to Read Nutrition Labels?


Click each item on the label below for additional nutritional information. Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1/3 cup (29 g) Servings Per Container About 3 Amount Per Serving Calories 140  Calories from Fat 45 *% Daily Value Total Fat 5g 8%   Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 210mg ...

Anti Candida Diet

Anti Candida Diet


Fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, migraine, flatulence, acne, bloating, cravings, food allergies, depression, mood swings, fungus, athlete’s foot, urinary infections, joint pain, abdominal pain, and vaginal thrush. If you suffer from any of these, or some of them, (or maybe all!) then it is highly likely you are experiencing an ...

Good Cardio Workouts

Good Cardio Workouts


Before starting any exercise program, regardless of your perceived level of cardiovascular fitness, please consult with a medical professional or your doctor.  You can determine what heart rate for cardio you should be exercising at here. We have included some basic cardiovascular workouts and tips below to get you started. ...

Minerals in Food Chart

Minerals in Food Chart


Mineral Sources Indication Efficacy Minerals in organic products essential for body functions. CalciumMen: 800 - 1000 mgWomen: 700-800 mg Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Sardines, Broccoli, Turnip Greens. Helps build strong bones and teeth. Promotes muscle and nerve function. Helps blood to clot. Helps activate enzymes needed to convert food to energy. ...

What is a Balanced Diet?

What is a Balanced Diet?


Besides leading to enhanced life expectancy and general improvements in wellness, eating a balanced diet every day has also been proven to increase energy in the workforce of the United States with sometimes staggering results. The benefits to general health and wellness of eating a good supply of the proteins, ...

What is Body Composition?

What is Body Composition?


Most diet hopefuls talk about their weight daily. How often do you even hear someone mention their body fat percentage? Probably never. Well, new studies have determined that fat loss is more important than loss of weight for extending a personal's life span. Furthermore, there is a growing body of ...

Weight Loss Myths

Weight Loss Myths


  Don't eat anything after 8.p.m. This myth drives me nuts and makes me a little hungry at the same time. The truth is eating late at night does not, and I repeat, does not make you gain weight. Eating too many calories does. Your body burns calories on a ...

Diet & Nutrition Myths

Diet & Nutrition Myths


  Raw Horseradish? Sure, raw horseradish is high in a variety of nutrients, but I keep finding claim after claim on the internet stating that it has special properties to help aid you in weight loss. Don't kid yourself or even bother using this food to lose weight quickly. This ...

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