I love Mexican food—tacos with crispy shells, crunchy taco bowls and salty tortilla chips. But I could do without the extra calories, fat and sodium in the salty, often deep-fried tortillas served at many restaurants or the less-than-healthy packaged versions of these foods sold in the supermarket.Continue reading...
Fact: a diet containing whole, fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best for a healthy mind and body. Although true, it can be hard to keep food fresh at home for longer periods of time, and if you have no time to shop every few days, boxed and canned foods become appealing. We often hear about heavily processed frozen dinners and processed foods worth avoiding, but there are minimally processed foods that do pack a lot of nutrition and may be worth having in the fridge or cupboard.Continue reading...
Millions of Americans eat burgers, sodas and fries every day, so you’d assume that any ingredients and chemicals contained in fast food would be deemed 100 percent safe. But that’s not necessarily the case. Find out which six concerning additives are lurking in fast food.Continue reading...
Though they come from different sources, both sea salt and regular salt are about 40 percent sodium. Sea salt is obtained directly from evaporated seawater and has trace amounts of minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, but not enough to make much of a difference (and nothing compared to what you get from food).Continue reading...
Humans, like all living organisms ranging from heads of lettuce to herds of cattle, are host to millions of bacteria. Strains can be passed from animal to animal. Bacteria in manure on fields can blow in the wind or percolate into the water supply. They can travel easily, living on meats and vegetables, on countertops and in gyms.Continue reading...
Lack of time is commonly cited as a barrier to working out regularly, but that excuse may no longer be valid. If you're trying to optimize your health and promote overall fat reduction, short bursts of exercise may be just as good as longer endurance workouts.Continue reading...
Ever survive a particularly grueling workout and then had trouble getting out of bed, let alone walking, the next morning? Then you’ve experienced DOMS—delayed onset muscle soreness—a phenomenon that usually hits within 12 to 24 hours after exercising and peaks around 48 hours post-workout.Continue reading...
Too hot to turn on the oven? Want cooked food but you don't want to stand over the hot stove? No problem! Here's how to cook this summer while staying "cool."Continue reading...
You know fiber is good for your heart and digestion—and now promising new research reveals another health benefit for men. Fiber may help slow the progression of prostate cancer.Continue reading...
Sadly, there’s no such thing as spot reducing fat (short of, say, liposuction). You could do crunches until the cows come home, but if you've got too much belly fat over-top, no one’s going to see your six pack.
From workplace wellness programs to lowered premiums for weight loss, people are technically being offered more take home pay if they get their health in check. But is a healthy lifestyle promoted by your boss any good for you?Continue reading...
Many women are unfortunately familiar with fatigue, recurring sinus infections, irritability, and a stuck scale. You may blame it on anxiety, allergies, stress, or bad genes—but it could be something else.Continue reading...
Everything you need to shrink your stomach, reduce bloat, and rock that bikini.Continue reading...
Here are three of the most exciting new fitness trends that you can do this summer.Continue reading...
Where did your body go? Who has it? Why did you give it away? Whose body do you have now? How does your body feel about being unwanted?Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.