Healthy food

Turmeric, The Golden Spice

Turmeric is a spice that has received much interest from both the medical/scientific worlds as well as from the culinary world. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family. The medicinal properties of turmeric, the source of curcumin, have been known for thousands of years. Curcuma longa has been tradit …

March 5, 20210 comments
Slimming

Lose weight by changing how you cooking and shopping

Instead of frying in oil or fat, try baking those items instead. Baking does not require all the fat and oil that frying requires and your food is not soaking in those substances while it cooks. Use non-stick frying pan spray so you don’t use oil. Also, pans that are non-stick don’t require as much, if any oil. Boil vegetables instead of …

January 25, 20210 comments
Healthy food

Smoked, Grilled, and Preserved Foods

Nitrates are added as preservatives to processed meats. Nitrates can be readily reduced to form nitrites, which in turn can interact with dietary substrates such as amines and amides to produce N-nitroso compounds (NOCs): nitrosamines and nitrosamides, which are known mutagens and carcinogens. Nitrates or nitrites are used in smoked, salted, and pi …

January 24, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

Simple Steps to a Healthy Home

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. Ditch the sugary soda : It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. Th …

January 24, 20210 comments
Healthy Home

FOUR SIMPLE FOOD ENVIRONMENT “HOME IMPROVEMENTS”

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. 1. Ditch the sugary soda: It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. …

February 3, 20200 comments
Fitness

Making Better Food Choices:

While there are no superfoods that contain every single nutrient needed for good health, some foods pack more nutrients per calorie than others. By choosing nutrient-dense foods, the overall quality of your diet will improve practically overnight. For the most part, that means eating whole grains, fruits, and vegetables at every meal. Here are some …

November 30, 20180 comments
Healthy food

Breakfast The most important meal of the day

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing as it does sustenance and energy (i.e., calories) for whatever activities lay ahead. As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”. According to the latest evidence, we should all …

November 7, 20180 comments
Healthy food

Too Much of a Good Thing

Almost all essential nutrients can be toxic if you take in too much of them. That cautionary note likely applies to fruits and vegetables as well. Legendary biochemist Bruce Ames once pointed out that plants evolved to make chemicals that are toxic to insects and other animals that might eat them or to ward off infections by bacteria, yeast, and ot …

November 7, 20180 comments
Fitness

HEALTHY EATING FOR SENIORS

Supplements must be safe because they’re natural NOT ALWAYS. Plants and other natural products have been used for thousands of years to maintain health and treat illness, and many are helpful. However, you should never assume that just because a health product is “natural,” it is automatically “safe.” Like conventional drugs, herbal medicines and ot …

April 8, 20180 comments
Fitness

WEIGHT LOSS BEGINNING WITH WHAT YOU DRINK

1. Drink plenty of water. It is recommended that you drink eight glasses per day, but that may take you some time to work up to. Your body needs a whole lot of water. Water doesn’t just flush all the toxins out of your body, but it makes you feel better and healthier. When you drink a lot of water, you just begin to feel fit, and this is the motiva …

February 3, 20180 comments
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