Food labels are extremely helpful when trying to plan out a balanced diet. That is why it is important to be aware of the layout, definitions, ingredients to avoid, and calculations necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We will take a step-by-step approach to gaining a better understanding of the “Nutrition Facts” label to better [...]
You may have experienced this feeling more than once in your lifetime. It is more common for runners to encounter side stitches. The feeling is a sharp pain just below the rib cage. It wasn’t until recently when researchers found an explanation for this painful cramp.
It is believed that a side stitch is caused by [...]
Many Americans are not consuming enough vitamin D in their diets. Evidence isn’t conclusive, but studies have shown that getting enough vitamin D could help prevent certain kinds of cancer. American Journal of Public Health reviewed 63 studies and found that vitamin D lowers the risk of colon, breast, and ovarian cancers.
Vitamin D is a [...]
The number of personal trainers are on the rise, but are you getting your money’s worth? After a 21 year study, scientists have found that the playlist on your mp3 player could be the only trainer that you need. The actual reasons why the music you use to train with is more beneficial is still [...]
There have been many studies showing the positive affects that cranberries have on our bodies. According to the Cranberry Institute, cranberries help prevent ulcers, protect the heart, and help with anti-aging. With a little knowledge about the fruit and a healthy diet, you will be looking at a long-term healthy lifestyle.
The flavonoids in the fruit [...]
It has been brought to the attention of the public that people who drink from water bottles made from polycarbonate plastic have higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) compared to those who do not. Polycarbonate plastic has been used to make hard-plastic bottles along with baby bottles. Studies have shown that BPA interferes with the [...]