The Central Role Of Dieting In Health And Fitness
The current obsession with health and fitness is concentrating on physical activity while neglecting the pivotal role played by proper dieting. Food provides the body with the energy it needs to carry out its normal activities. Diet is important to any health and fitness efforts because the body needs to be protected from diseases.The Dirty Dozen Vegetables Are Bogus
I did a search for the Dirty Dozen of Vegetables. I stopped counting the different lists at 17. I discovered over 50 dirty dozen vegetables. I realized people were just making this stuff up. Not a single one cited their sources, gave the criteria for inclusion, or gave a reasonable and cost effective solution. They want you to buy expensive, organic crap rather than local, farm based. Here is what you should really be looking for.Saturated Fats, Unsaturated Fats and Weight Management
Saturated fats may not be as bad as we were once told, but there are a few differences between saturated and unsaturated fats. This article covers several of the differences, including their relative effects on weight management.The Latest Information on Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Antioxidants (molecules that inhibit oxidation) play a central role in the body. They are, in fact, critical for life. Without them the cells in your body would soon be damaged beyond repair. This article discussed some of the latest discoveries about antioxidants and free radicals.Which, Why and How Vitamins and Supplements Won’t Work for You
Each time I visit the dentist who is also my health conscious cousin she would tell me that we really need to take supplements because we can’t ever get enough of vitamins and minerals through diet alone. So she buys bottles of them to supplement her diet and encourages me to do the same and recommends a particular brand. I say nothing even though I disagree. In fact I say nothing because I disagree. It’s hard to convince anyone to change their habits or beliefs that they have held on to for decades.Celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month in June
Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health and should be easier during the growing season. Fresh foods are plentiful right now and less expensive than in winter months for most of us. Here are some simple ideas for adding fruits and veggies to you menu and having your family enjoy them.The Real Truth About Salt, and What Should We Get From It
Despite the fact that there hasn’t been a lot of evidence linking the risk of heart attack and stroke to increased salt intake alone, we have been advised to lower our salt consumption. For every study that says there is a greater risk, there is another study the disputes those findings. The fact is, salt must be an indispensable part of our diet, however with that in mind there are a few facts that we must know about.To Pee Or Not To Pee: Daily H20 Consumption
So, everybody knows that we should all drink enough water every day. How many of us actually drink enough? How much is enough?A 5th Grade Student Survey On Unhealthy Snacking
For those of you with children, be mindful of what they are eating. Regardless if they beg and plead for soda and chips, moderation is key here. Children really should not be drinking or eating unhealthy items on a regular basis even if they are active and in good shape. Their young bodies are still developing which is why you should be conscious of the types of foods they are regularly consuming. In other words, you know soda, potato chips, french fries, and cookies are not good to eat on a daily basis so why let your kids do it?Its All Part Of The Process
Let’s look at the evidence, there is a fast food chain of some description on near enough every street corner. We know they’re no good for us, but we go through with it anyway. Why? Convenience!Portion Size: How Much Is Too Much?
This is one of the most difficult hurdles to cross for many who focusing on eating in a healthy manner. If you find yourself having difficulty maintaining a healthy portion size at meals, especially when preparing healthy dishes, try these eating tips at your next meal. They may really help keep your portion size at an appropriate amount.Healthy Nutrition and Childhood Obesity
Over the past three decades the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased substantially and the highest prevalence of childhood overweight is in upper-middle-income countries, which includes the UK. This article aims to provide an overview of the types of childhood obesity prevention interventions that can be undertaken. The main focus is on primary school-age children and adolescents, but several interventions also benefit younger children.