Category: Nutrition and Wellness

The Whole Truth 0

The Whole Truth

With so many nutrition gurus making health claims, deciding food choices can feel like calculus. But research suggests such complexity is unwarranted if most of your diet is whole foods. To simplify, keep these...

BASIC NUTRITION 0

BASIC NUTRITION

Calorie Control The biggest factor in a diet is calories in versus calories out; your total calories will determine if you lose or gain weight. Eating too many calories will lead to fat gain....

Caffeine Dreams 0

Caffeine Dreams

Many products are loaded with the stuff, but it might not be so bad for you after all. You probably perk up just at the thought of your morning joe or afternoon soda break,...

Workstation Safety 0

Workstation Safety

It is accepted that there are risks associated with working at computers. As a result regulations and guidelines have been introduced to control these risks, and to provide computer users with information that will...

Medical Emergency? 0

Medical Emergency?

You’re sick or hurt; what do you do? These guidelines can help you decide whether you need the paramedics — or just a pair of tweezers. Call 911 if… you or someone else has...

Ask Health Experts 0

Ask Health Experts

What does the sell-by date on a food product mean? How long after that date is the food still edible? Though the “sell by” date indicates to retailers the last day a product should...

Bake like a pro 0

Bake like a pro

Check freshness Do a few freshness checks before you even look at a baking pan. You don’t want to discover expired or stale ingredients midway into your recipe. Sniff your spices. Open the bottles...

Freshen Your Refreshment 0

Freshen Your Refreshment

During the summer months, hydration can be a problem, especially if water seems to bore your taste buds. Dazzle your H2O by adding a hint of flavor… and give your mouth the incentive to...

Muscle-Building Drink 0

Muscle-Building Drink

The Claim “After age 40 we can start losing muscle – 8 percent every 10 years”, warns an ad for Ensure Muscle Health. It ten touts a proprietary ingredient called Revigor that, with exercise,...

Nutrition Claims 0

Nutrition Claims

Sugar-free, no-sugar-added: What’s the lowdown? Foods labeled “sugar-free” or “no-sugar-added” aren’t necessarily free of carbohydrate or calories. How much or little carbohydrate they contain depends on what sweeteners are in the food. Ingredients such...

Nutrition and Overall Health 0

Nutrition and Overall Health

Researchers of nearly all chronic diseases have studied the role of nutrition (the term chronic is used to refer to diseases that often begin at a younger age and develop over time). Six of...

Threatening 3 0

Threatening 3

With the barrage of dietary advice, it’s hard to know what should be on your menu and what shouldn’t. Keep it simple by looking at the top 5 ingredients on any food label. If...

Boosting your immunity 0

Boosting your immunity

Like an invisible army, your immune system diligently patrols your body, working around the clock to fight bacteria, viruses, or other enemies that can poison your system. Symptoms vs Illness The first step towards...

The Role of Nutrition 0

The Role of Nutrition

What you eat plays a crucial role in your health – a fact borne out time and again by medical research. The overriding principle is easy: The quality of what you put into your...

Rye and Rice 0

Rye and Rice

Rye Rye is a cereal grown in colder parts of northern and central Europe and Russia. It is mainly used for animal feed, but is also used to make breads and crispbreads. Rye contains...

Pumpkin seed 0

Pumpkin seed

Pumpkin is of New World origin, and was widely distributed over central and northern Mexico and the south-west USA. Archaeological remains, dated about 8750 BC, have been found in Mexico. It was an integral...

Kick the Soda Can 0

Kick the Soda Can

Soft drinks drain your body of essential nutrients. Most sodas contain phosphoric acid and caffeine, which can deplete your body’s calcium stores and natural fluids. Plus you’re likely to consume them in place of...

Inflammation Nation 0

Inflammation Nation

You’ve heard about the importance of keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure in check to avoid heart attack, and watching your weight and toxin exposure to lower your odds of getting cancer. But recent...

Smoker’s Nutrition 0

Smoker’s Nutrition

Containing over 4,000 chemicals, including more than sixty known carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances, tobacco smoke has an obvious negative impact on health. People who smoke cigarettes or any other form of tobacco are at greater...

Athletes and Organic Foods 0

Athletes and Organic Foods

Some athletes mistakenly think that organic foods are more nutritious than foods that are not produced organically. Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., author of Power Eating, dispels some of the myths associated with organically...

Nutritional Cocktails 0

Nutritional Cocktails

They’ll do anything to pump up their muscles. Weight lifters, especially professional ones, take an incredible assortment of dietary supplements each day with the hope of building big muscles. What are the supplements du...

Reading a food label 0

Reading a food label

Labels can give you useful information on which to base your food choices. Ingredients are always listed in decreasing order of weight. Sugar is also called fructose, glucose syrup, maltose, or dextrose. Looking at...

Achieving a balanced diet 0

Achieving a balanced diet

The old saying “You are what you eat” is only partly true. It takes a great deal more than just food to create a holistically healthy person, but food does form a good foundation...