When glancing at a package of your favorite food, you notice that it says “Zero Trans Fat” on the label, but it this entirely true? Trans fats have been found to cause heart disease and atherosclerosis. Don’t take a label for granted when it states that it has no trans fat. There are a few [...]
Archive for May 2009
Counting calories is as simple as addition and subtraction, but people continue to struggle with this. According to the director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab at Corness University, “People will underestimate the calories in a typical meal by about 20 percent.” There may be several reasons for why this occurs. Some include the [...]
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 [...]
You have heard in the media time and time again that it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your heart healthy, but what are the steps that you need to take? Heart disease is a major concern and it is the leading killer of men and women in the United States. If [...]
This recipe can be used with 2% reduced-fat milk, but many people preferred the taste with soy milk. Any fruit will work. Strawberries or peaches are recommended.
5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
* 4 cubed peeled kiwifruit (about 3/4 pound)
* 2 medium ripe bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
* 4 fruit-flavored green tea bags
* 1 1/2 cups [...]
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 [...]
This is self-explanatory, but when we’re experiencing a rapid flu season it is important to maintain your health. Be sure to wash your hands before and after you eat and after you use the restroom. Do it for the sake of everyone around you.
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 [...]