Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.  It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully […]

Benefits of Being Active Daily

Benefits of Being Active: Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for  your health. If you are not about becoming active or boosting your physical activity because you’re afraid of getting hurt, the good news is that moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, is generally safe for most people. […]

Benefits of Reducing Calorie Intake

With over one-third of Americans classified as being not just overweight but obese, many people would benefit from cutting calories to lose weight. Even those who are at a healthy weight might be able to benefit from reducing caloric intake. Making a few simple changes to your diet can help you cut calories. Weight Loss: […]

5 Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Added Sugar Supplies a Large Amount of Fructose The reason added sugar is bad for you, is that it supplies a very large amount of fructose. Sugar are half glucose, half fructose. Glucose is essential and can be metabolized by pretty much every cell in the body. If we don’t get it from the diet, […]

Top Benefits of Drinking Water

Drinking a healthy amount of water is vital to your health. You can never imagine just by drinking a healthy amount of water, you gain tremendous health benefits, and sometimes you can even throw away your migraine medicine or pain killer. Before, we can appreciate the benefits of drinking water, lets review the role of […]

How Many Vegetables Are Needed?

The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended total daily amounts are shown in the first chart. Recommended weekly amounts from each vegetable subgroup are shown in the second chart.  *These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, […]

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

The meaning of the word “breakfast,” is to break the fast between dinner and the meal eaten after a person wakes up the next morning. If you think about the amount of time spanning between dinner and breakfast, the meaning of the word is very fitting. For most people, it can be up to 12 […]

FAQ’s About Organic Foods

Conventional vs. Organic Farming The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce don’t use conventional methods to fertilize and control weeds. Examples […]

Why Superfoods?

What is Superfoods? Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. List […]