The Importance Of Getting Hydrated

The Importance Of Getting Hydrated

Our body works like a machine. Some parts work 24 hours a day with no breaks. Just imagine how the body can be overworked if you do not take care of it. You need to ensure that your body is always in tip-top condition. Importance Of Water Aside from following a nutritious diet, another way […]

Telling Signs Of Dehydration

Telling Signs Of Dehydration

Our bodies need water in order to function more efficiently. Dehydration may affect many of the functions which may in turn affect a person’s condition. The body usually provides certain signs when it is actually dehydrated. Here are some of the telling signs that people should watch out for. Thirst Thirst is a sure sign […]

Study Suggests Diet Soda Makes You Fat

Study Suggests Diet Soda Makes You Fat

For people who are conscious about their weight, they usually go for the healthier alternatives to eat. That is why some may consider drinking diet soda rather than the normal one. But according to recent research, drinking diet soda may not be a healthier choice, so it seems. Researchers from the Texas Health Science Center […]

Do Protein Shakes Increase Weight Loss?

Do Protein Shakes Increase Weight Loss?

A lot of fitness buffs consume protein shakes thinking that it could help them lose weight. However, according to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., of the Mayo Clinic, though manufacturers of protein shakes claim that their products decrease body fat, there is actually no evidence that support these claims. Contents of protein shakesProtein shake mixes and some-pre made shakes get their protein from soy. Others use dairy or egg. But while protein shakes are normally harmless, you should not expect…

Can Caffeine Help You Lose Weight?

Can Caffeine Help You Lose Weight?

There has been speculation regarding caffeine’s ability to aid in weight loss, or at least prevent weight gain. A few studies suggest that drinking coffee or tea – both caffeine-rich beverages – may slightly increase weight loss, or prevent weight gain. However, according to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., of the Mayo Clinic, there is no evidence that increased caffeine consumption leads to significant or permanent weight loss. Also, some of the studies which looked at caffeine’s link to weight …

Can Energy Drinks Really Boost Energy?

Can Energy Drinks Really Boost Energy?

There are a lot of energy drinks out in the market today. All claim to boost your energy when you need it. But how true are these claims? Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D explains just how energy drinks work. Energy drinks do give you a temporary boost of energy. This temporary energy increase can up to a few hours. But this energy boost usually comes from the drinks’ high sugar and caffeine content. And though there are sugar-free energy drinks available, they still contain large amounts of caffei…

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

When it comes to drinking water, there is an ongoing debate about which is better: tap water or bottled water. Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. of Mayoclinic did her research about this topic, and here is what she found out: Tap WaterAccording to extoxnet.orst.edu, tap water comes from “either a surface water or groundwater source. These sources are found within a watershed, which are those land areas that are bounded by ridge lines that catch rain and snow, and drain to specific marshes, streams, ri…

Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee is probably the all-time favorite beverage in many parts of the world. Coffee is a choice beverage for many people worldwide. You can see it anywhere in all its different forms. Although you might have heard a lot of bad press about coffee drinking when it comes to your health, not all may seem that true. In fact, coffee drinking turns out to be quite beneficial. Benefits of CoffeeCoffee actually offers certain benefits health wise, thanks to new research. Coffee is commonly known to make…

Health Secrets of Red Wine

Health Secrets of Red Wine

We all know that moderate consumption of red wine is good for the health benefits. Scientists are now finding out why. Recent studies are discovering the disease-fighting properties of the polyphenol called resveratrol, one of the compounds in red wine that appears to improve health. Though scientists have long known that polyphenols, particularly resveratrol, are beneficial to our health, they weren’t sure just how worked in the body. “The breadth of benefits is remarkable – cancer prevention, …

Drink Green Tea To Lose Your Belly

Drink Green Tea To Lose Your Belly

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, drinking 5 cups of green tea every day can help you lose twice as much weight – particularly in your belly. This may be due to catechins, antioxidants found in green tea, which are believed to boost energy and the burning of fats. Experts also think that catechins “may influence body composition in other ways.” Aside from its weight loss-boosting capabilities, researchers also discovered that people who imbibe sports drink w…