Browsing Category: Healthy Eating

smoothies-a-power-breakfast

Fruit smoothies along with some protein powder can be the best breakfast you could have. The phytonutrients and fiber content in fruits along with the protein addition gives your body the right energy to kickstart your day. Try this for a week and you’ll be amazed at how energetic and focussed you feel. This can also help kick that coffee habit.Fruit smoothies are indeed the best way to nourish your body and replenish it with all the lost nutrients. And to know what makes up a healthy smoothie so good, is to put on the chef’s cap and make them yourself. The best part about smoothies is that they are super easy and simple. Ingredients are as few as they can be, but the benefits are no doubt endless. Fruits and vegetables of your choice, milk or yogurt as per your taste and nuts to add that…

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spicing-up-your-meals-with-turmeric

Are you looking for new ways to add turmeric to your diet? Turmeric is a powerful spice with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used in Indian curries for decades. You can now integrate it to your meals as well. Here are some easy ways to do it.The active compound found in turmeric known as curcumin gives it that golden yellow color. It’s also responsible for the health-promoting and disease-fighting properties. Not only will it add flavor to your meal, it will also give you added benefits for your body. Turmeric for breakfastAdd turmeric powder to scrambled eggs to give it some color, extra flavor and also for its immense benefits. You can add it to the eggs before you put it on the pan to fry. Turmeric will add flavor to the usual scrambled eggs, giving it a twist. You will get…

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lowering-your-cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important component of cell membranes and has different functions in the human body, however high levels of cholesterol circulating in the blood are harmful and can damage the arteries and lead to many cardiovascular diseases…

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the-everyday-problem-of-acid-reflux-or-gerd

With our current diet and increasing dominance of fast food in today’s society, acid reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) has become an everyday problem. Basically, the food and liquids from the stomach come back up into the esophagus that causes irritation, burning in the esophagus and heartburn…

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the-obesity-epidemic-sugar-is-not-sugar-anymore

It’s human nature to pass on the blame and justify your actions even if it is something as simple as “overeating because it tastes so good”. Some people blame their genetics and some blame the environment along with all the tempting food products that are readily available today…

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reading-the-labels-right

In the early 1990s, FDA in the United States implemented food labels and started regulating what goes on the label as a part of mandatory food packaging. Two decades later, most people have noticed the change and have actually started reading what’s on there but are we really reading it right…

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do-not-let-snacks-ruin-your-diet

When you’re trying to lose weight, you need to be careful about what you eat between meals. Calories from unplanned snacks add up fast, and will ultimately prevent you from reaching your ideal weight. When you think about how much effort you put into the rest of your diet, it’s a shame to fail because of a few snacks here and there…

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eating-correctly-using-the-food-groups

Correct and proper eating can add more years to your life. Eating foods with the right nutritional values will keep you more physically fit and healthy. Learning the habit and practice of eating nutritionally will help you a lot in maintaining your appropriate body weight.You should know that there are six food groups that you should take into consideration in planning out a healthy diet. These food groups are shaped into a pyramid for easier understanding and comprehension.The base or the foundation of the pyramid, which you should have more of, are the Bread, Grain, Cereal, and Pasta food group. They are huge reservoirs of complex carbohydrates needed for increased energy. It is highly recommended to have 6 to 11 servings of this food group everyday.  One serving is similar to 1 slice of bread, ½ cup of rice or pasta, and 1 flat tortilla.The next level as…

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berry-good

You would wonder why berries are the favorite snack of black bears. It is something that they can eat all summer long before hibernating during the winter months. Berries are something for humans to benefit from as well…

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