If you want to eat healthier this Chinese New Year, start by cutting back on sugary foods and beverages, which are typically low in nutrients and high in calories.
They may be small in size but, like nuts, plant seeds are big on nutrients such as protein, fibre, unsaturated ‘good’ fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
You can’t go wrong with nuts, nutrient-dense plant foods that are associated with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease. Studies have found that nuts can also decrease inflammation linked to heart disease. Good sources of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, nuts are also associated with a reduced incidence of gallstones and diabetes and have been found to have beneficial effects on hypertension and cancer.
Water retention – when your body holds on to more water than normal – occurs for numerous reasons. Water retention may show up in various ways such as unexplained weight fluctuation and rapid weight gain over a few days, bloating in the abdominal region, or puffiness and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs. Eat less sodium (salt): Sodium plays a key role in maintaining the fluid balance in your body.
The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates, and is based on the rate at which foods raise your blood glucose levels. For reference, pure glucose has a GI value of 100.
The number of people suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension has risen significantly under the new American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines which have redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80 and above, instead of 140/90.
If you are an avid gym-goer, you may be inclined to have a protein shake after your workout to refuel and repair your muscles. Like you, fitness enthusiasts around the world have long turned to protein supplements to bolster their exercise regimen.
You probably already know that snacking on nuts throughout the day can be good for you, since they’re a great source of nutrients…
Chalk it up to the old adage, mind over matter — meaning, in order to reap results, we must become more in tune with our thoughts, choices, and habits. In a study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, researchers discovered that among 1,700 people, those who wrote in their journal daily lost double the weight than those who didn’t. If journaling on the reg seems daunting, don’t write it off just yet! Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN, nutritionist, and author of Schedule Me Skinny, has a few tips to help you crush those entries.
Our bodies need vitamin D for all kinds of important things, including keeping bones strong, reducing inflammation, and helping cells grow.
The majority of us get to hibernate under baggy sweaters for a couple of more months, but for Ryan Lochte, it’s always Speedo season. Lochte, who recently partnered with PowerBar for its Clean Start program, opened up to Yahoo Celebrity about his current diet and fitness routine.
The country's leading doctors, nutritionists and recipe creators share their best healthy eating tips. First off: Always check out the dessert menu, suggests Carolyn O'Neil, RD, a food writer, author of The Slim Down South Cookbook and blogger at ONeilOnEating.com. Try Greek yogurt as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise, heavy cream, or sour cream, suggests Dr. Sonali Ruder, author of The Greek Yogurt Diet and Cooking Well: Anti-Aging.
Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions.
Neville Golden, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a lead author of the guidelines, said they were developed in part out of growing concern that some teens are using unhealthy methods to lose weight, including fasting or vomiting, or taking diet pills or laxatives.
The Dietary Cholesterol Heart Disease Connection Is A Myth I know you’ve been taught for years that dietary cholesterol is harmful and should be avoided, but the truth is, your body needs cholesterol for important functions, like building and repairing cells.
The benefits of both common and exotic spices have been sung for centuries, and lately have become more and more mainstream.
Before entering the beauty world, one of the biggest obstacles to my health/work balance was client dinners and social situations.
This may not be the apex of beauty in any society, but the desire for a small baby face is especially pronounced in Korea where eyes tend to be smaller, thereby creating the illusion of a much bigger face.