What is Crystalline Fructose?

What is Crystalline Fructose?

The use of sweeteners in food and drinks has been a major health issue especially in recent years.  High fructose corn syrup is panned for its concentrated sugar content, while artificial sweeteners has worried some consumer as they might increase the risk of certain cancers. Nowadays, some drinks from carbonated beverages, flavored waters, and even “health drinks,” use crystalline fructose, which is just like high fructose corn syrup.  However, while high fructose corn syrup consists of 55% fru…

Understanding Importance of Water and Dehydration

Understanding Importance of Water and Dehydration

On a really hot day and you’ve been sweating, you get thirsty. Thirst is one of the first signs of dehydration. Dehydration is your body’s way of saying it’s low on water. Your body loses water when you sweat, pee, and when you have diarrhea or when you throw up. Water is important to keep the body working properly, which is only natural since the body is 60-70% water. When your body loses water, you can usually replenish your water supply by drinking plenty of liquids. You can also get water fr…

The Most Sugary Beverages

The Most Sugary Beverages

Studies have associated man’s increased consumption on sugar to rising cases of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Also, higher levels of sugar in your body suppresses your immune system. No wonder that bottled orange juice does not seem to work in relieving your common cold. This is why you need to be careful in what you drink, as we tend to get tempted into eating really sweet drinks like sodas, processed fruit juices, iced tea, and even energy drinks. However, those mentioned pale in compari…

What's in Your Coffee Drink

What's in Your Coffee Drink

Studies say that coffee contains more antioxidants than red wine and even green tea. But before you being trouping to the local Starbucks, you need to realize the following health information about your favorite brewed beverage.Coffee has small amount of oils – Ever noticed why your cup of black coffee has some traces of oil on top? Do not be surprised, as coffee beans have oils in it. This is why baristas would clean their espresso machines to prevent any oily build-up. However, if brewed groun…

Health Benefits of Green Tea in Your Diet

Health Benefits of Green Tea in Your Diet

Green tea has been known and used in Asia for thousands of years. Its influence started when the Emperor Shen Nung of China first discovered its authentic smell and taste. Today, green tea has established itself as a drink that does not only taste and smell good but also something that is healthy and essential towards all its patron worldwide.Research shows that tea has a mouthful number of health benefits. Several studies show that tea is a very good antioxidant. Tea can act as the body’s anti-…

Low-Calorie Summer Cocktails

Low-Calorie Summer Cocktails

No girl likes to diet, but we all like to fit into our bikini as well!Refreshing cocktails are bound to be part of the festivities in the summer. But if you’re not careful, you could add up to hundreds of hidden calories.Here are four smart solutions from Hungry-Girl.com’s Lisa Lillien for cutting down on cocktail calories. Mojito6 oz. diet lemon-lime soda12 mints leaves¼ lime, sliced1 ½ oz. Rum5 to 8 ice cubesPulverize mint and lime in glass.Add soda and rum.Stir well.Add ice.Garnish with mint …

Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Training Performances

Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Training Performances

For athletes who are preparing for a game, the line, “Drink Moderately” may not even be applicable. Alcohol can and will affect an athlete’s performance for up to 48 hours after drinking; with higher levels of intoxication lasting even longer.What can drinking alcohol can do?It increases the risk of dehydration as it also increases excretion of urine.It gives complications with body heat regulation, a factor very essential for athletes who greatly depend on enduranceIt reduces blood sugar levels…