Absurd Health Myths

Absurd Health Myths

Trying to stay healthy is always a challenge. Getting fit becomes harder sometimes due to the various health myths out there that many may feel as fact. It can get in the way of following healthier habits. And there are some absurd ones that just may be hard to know of whether they are true or not. Here are some of those absurd health myths.Using colon detox products is safe.This has become a common and popular practice for a number of people today. Many have grown to believe that such products …

Surprising Things About Thanksgiving Turkey

Surprising Things About Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and its time once again. It is time once again for that Thanksgiving turkey to become the main feature on the dining table. But before taking that first slice, here are some surprising things that you should know about this popular fixture on the Thanksgiving dinner menu.That “Natural” labeled turkey may not be natural after all.You might think that choosing a turkey labeled “natural” for Thanksgiving is the healthy choice. But the fact of the matter is that …

How Foods Make You Feel Bad

How Foods Make You Feel Bad

Foods help you feel better, but they can also make you feel bad. Below are a few ways food can make you feel bad and what you can do to avoid them:Reduce foods that are high in saturated fatSaturated fat is known for increasing your risks of heart disease and some types of cancer. Now, studies are speculating that saturated fat is also a factor in depression. The link was discovered in the study called the Coronary Health Improvement Project which monitored 348 people aged 24-81. Results indicat…

Understand Nutrition Facts Label

Understand Nutrition Facts Label

We have all seen the back of food packages. That is where the nutrition facts of foods are displayed. Though this helps consumers know what nutrients their food contains and how much, it can be confusing to look at all the percentages, fat grams and calories. Fat gramsIf you are trying to lose weight and you want to assess the fat content of foods, it is probably best to look at fat grams to know just how much fat is going into your diet. According to health experts at the Institute of Medicine…

Dairy Milk Alternatives

Dairy Milk Alternatives

Dairy milk is an important food source for many people. It provides a lot of nutrients that the body needs in order to stay healthy. But there are also some people who might not be able to enjoy the benefits of dairy milk and all the other dairy products because they are either allergic to it or are lactose intolerant. Since dairy milk contains lactose as well as some proteins that cause allergic reactions to some, using it as a nutrient source may not be a preferred choice for some people. But …

The Good And Dark Side of Chocolate

The Good And Dark Side of Chocolate

Chocolate has been called one of the most sinfully delicious foods ever. And with good reason. A joint study conducted by the University of Miami and the University of Florida found that just a single bite of chocolate “can trigger a desire for more sweet or fattening foods.” One bite would set of your craving for pizza, burgers, and more sweets. According to the reseachers, “A small indulgence may prime a pleasure trigger and lead to more indulgence.”  Your best chance is to plan ahead, instead…

Foods to Help You Sleep

Foods to Help You Sleep

Getting some sleep is not always bliss. Some find it hard to get to sleep while some get it as easily as the moment that they fall into their beds. People who have difficulty sleeping would need to learn about the different ways to help them fall asleep. Sometimes, eating the right foods before bedtime can also help. Food and SleepSome people find it hard to believe that food can help them fall asleep easier at night. But this is actually true. There are different foods that can actually induce …

Top Health Shockers

Top Health Shockers

Some foods that claim to be good for you, help you lose weight and still keep you healthy, may not be as good as they claim to be. Read on and find out which supposedly healthy foods make the list. You might be in for a shock. Strawberry YogurtYogurt has been a part people’s health and diet books for as long as anyone could remember. Yogurt is a good alternative to milk as it supplies the calcium you need without piling on the pounds. However, the FDA reports that the strawberry-flavored yogurt …

Hunger and Malnutrition

Hunger and Malnutrition

The United Nations World Food Programme reported that around 400 million children around the world are suffering from hunger. Médecins Sans Frontières, a humanitarian relief organization estimated that over 20 million children in developing countries are suffering from severe, acute malnutrition. According to the World Health Organization, almost 5 million children under five die each year due to malnutrition.What is hunger?Hunger is our body’s natural reaction that signals we need to eat. We al…

Why You Should Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

Why You Should Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

It is found in almost every grocery item in the United States:  high fructose corn syrup.  Many people find this sweetener can do more harm than good, mainly because it is a highly concentrated form of sugar, making it really sweeter.  However, HFCS manufacturers tried to fight back by launching a series of ad campaigns, saying thet there is nothing wrong with the syrup.  Why?  As the advertisements say, “it is made from corn, doesn’t have artificial ingredients, has the same calories as sugar a…