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7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

Junk foods refer to foods that are high in calories with little nutritional benefits in them. The chief ingredient that makes it so harmful is the high fat content. Another negative aspect of junk foods is that they are low in fiber content. Fiber content in food is important because they are able to provide [...]


Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

The first thing that strikes the mind of a tired and rundown person is coffee or tea. They do give tired people some relief, but don’t forget it is for a short period. Its effect will fade away just as fast as it came in. Doctors and nutritionists don’t advice caffeine (found in coffee bean [...]


The 3 dos and donts of eating a healthy breakfast

The 3 dos and donts of eating a healthy breakfast

The first meal of the day is breakfast and little we need to emphasize its importance. The main reason why breakfast is so important is that your stomach remains almost empty at the time of breakfast for 8 or more hours at a stretch. Breakfast is important for various other reasons as well – they [...]


Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Summer time! Fresh produce, a whole lotta lemonade, fishing by the lake, freshly barbecued trout and dinner by the patio overlooking your summer garden. Summer almost has a taste of its own. But as the mercury swells, the possibilities of running into unhealthy food options increase with that of fun resulting in the summer obvious: [...]


Health benefits of Cereal

Health benefits of Cereal

Cereals used for human consumption belong to the grass family and are seeds of matured plants, in which nature has stored the elements for germination and growth of germs like starch, fat, protein, organic mineral salts and vitamins. They are rich in complex carbohydrates that provide lots of energy, lower blood cholesterol levels, maintain blood [...]


Healthy eating for a Healthy Living

The importance of healthy living is appreciated by many, but practiced by few. One of the most important ways to pursue healthy living is healthy eating. It is important that we understand our deficiencies, get the cholesterol levels checked regularly and come to terms with our metabolism rates. A healthy diet can then be planned [...]


All-In-One Wellness Drinks

All-In-One Wellness Drinks

Wellness drinks refer to such fluids that arrest all possible factors of concern regarding health and taste. Every individual wants to remain protected from obesity issues, cholesterol issues, bone heart and eye care, hair growth and fall control, etc. However, no one is ready to ignore their taste buds to accommodate strict diet regimen. All [...]


How to be a Better Eater

How to be a Better Eater

There’s a lot of information out there, just like the X-Files said. The truth is in hidden among the assumptions and theories, waiting for you to sort through the chaff and get there. Most of this information tells you how to be the “perfect” eater, an ideal person who eats just the right amount of [...]


10 Reasons to Go Organic

10 Reasons to Go Organic

Before we launch into reasons why organic food is better, let’s start with what it is, exactly. Organic food is food that’s produced without employing any chemical methods of production. No chemical fertilizers, no synthetic pesticides, no genetic modifications, no irradiation, no chemical solvents, no bogeymen hiding under the bed. It is all au naturel, [...]


Infographic: 5 Small Meals — What? When? Why?

Infographic: 5 Small Meals — What? When? Why?

Click image to view larger size:   If you wish to use the above infographic on your site, please use the embed code below. <a href=”http://www.healthytimesblog.com/2011/08/infographic-5-small-meals-—-what-when-why/” mce_href=”http://www.healthytimesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/5-Meals-A-Day-Infographic.jpg” mce_src=”http://www.healthytimesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/5-Meals-A-Day-Infographic.jpg” alt=”5 Small Meals — What? When? Why?” width=”1024″ border=”0″ title=”5 Meals A Day: Infographic” /></a><br />[Source: <a href="http://www.healthytimesblog.com/" mce_href="http://www.healthytimesblog.com/" alt="Healthy Times Blog">Healthy Times Blog</a>]


W for Walnuts: 5 Easy Superfood Recipes

W for Walnuts: 5 Easy Superfood Recipes

Another one from the superfoods list is walnut, with its beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants. Mostly it is beneficial in the raw form, as roasting reduces many of its properties. Some studies have also suggested that consumption of walnuts increases oxidation of fat which may lead to improved the use of body fat in overweight [...]


Know All About These 10 Herbs & Spices – 2

Know All About These 10 Herbs & Spices - 2

Continue Reading From: Know All About These 10 Herbs & Spices – 1 #6. Cayenne pepper It is high in vitamin A and also contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium and manganese. An important ingredient found in these peppers is capsaicin (cap-say-sin), which has been known to kill prostate cancer cells. Apart [...]


Know All About These 10 Herbs & Spices – 1

Know All About These 10 Herbs & Spices - 1

So, getting inspired by a culinary show or deciding to reduce your oil intake will often lead you to fill your kitchen drawers with a variety of herbs and spices, but like many you might be having a little or no idea of how to use these in your daily cooking. Don’t fret, as this [...]


5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

Summer time is a waiting period for all types of food-borne illnesses, whether it’s from an outdoor-grill or your packed lunch. With improper cleaning, cooking and/or storing methods, your food is an open-for-all invitation for bacteria and virus. For example, in recent news, a study finds that only a few packed lunches might be kept [...]


10 “Potentially” Unsafe Food Additives – 2

10 "Potentially" Unsafe Food Additives - 2

Continued From 10 “Potentially” Un-Safe Food Additives – 1 #6. High Fructose Corn Syrup HFCS is the most common added sweetener in processed foods and beverages. Research has given mixed results about the possible adverse effects of consuming high-fructose corn syrup. Although high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar (sucrose), people are concerned [...]


10 “Potentially” Unsafe Food Additives – 1

10 "Potentially" Unsafe Food Additives - 1

A typical American household spends about 90% of their food budget on processed foods, and thus, are easily exposed to a variety of artificial food additives, many of which can cause dire consequences to the health. A couple of days back, we talked about Food additives, and saw why they are added to food to [...]


11 Food Additives In Your Daily Diet

11 Food Additives In Your Daily Diet

“No additives or preservatives” is one label, you’ll strive hard to find in the supermarket. Even organic products use them, and unless you bake your own bread, shun all processed snacks, and drink nothing but water, you won’t be able to avoid them. Food additives are natural and artificial substances added to food in order [...]


7 Tips To Make “The Perfect Salad”

7 Tips To Make "The Perfect Salad"

You think it’s health-savvy to chose the salad bar over a bacon cheeseburger and fries? Unknowingly, you could have been getting far more in fat and calories than the burger meal. Even at a salad bar, there are plenty of dietary land mines among the healthier choices. Prepared salads, oily croutons and ladles of dressing [...]


Q for Quinoa: 6 Easy Superfood Recipes

Q for Quinoa: 6 Easy Superfood Recipes

Nutrient rich and the latest fad in culinary circles, quinoa has made a 5000 year journey from Incas to Masterchef. This super grain was once known as the ‘gold of the Incas’, or the ‘mother grain’. It grows in South America, it was used to supplement their diet of potatoes and corn. So, why is [...]


9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – II

9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid - II

Continued From: 9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – I #6. The Carnival & Funnel Cake Funnel cake is a food you definitely want to stay away from; in fact, anything with the F-word — fried — is going to be higher in calories per density. One 8.3 oz. funnel cake (about the size of [...]


9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – I

9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid - I

It’s hard to enjoy an outdoor summer without being tempted by high-calorie, fatty foods and humongous portions at every turn. Let’s take a look at some outdoor goodies, you should stay clear of — and better-for-you options — to maximize fun without hurting your waistline. #1. A Cocktail Party & Bowls of Snacks Your generous [...]


McDonald’s Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald's Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald’s Corp., under pressure from health and children’s advocacy groups, will add a serving of fruit or vegetables to Happy Meals and shrink the portion of French fries included with the meals, the Los Angeles Times reports. McDonald’s will announce the changes Tuesday, but they will not take effect until September in some markets. The [...]


5 Healthy, Homemade Snacks, Less Than 100 Calories

5 Healthy, Homemade Snacks, Less Than 100 Calories

Save calories and cash, by making your own snacks at home using healthy fresh, summer ingredients. #1. CHUNKY PEACH POPSICLES Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to [...]


12 Must-Haves In Your Kitchen – 2

12 Must-Haves In Your Kitchen - 2

Continued From: 12 Must-Haves In Your Kitchen – 1 #7. Heart-Healthy Canned Tuna No pantry is complete without a few cans or pouches of water-packed tuna. 1. Tuna can help add healthy omega-3 fats and protein to a variety of dishes, including omelets, enchiladas, or vegetable dips. 2. Eat no more than 12 ounces of [...]

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