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Hydrate: Because You Are What You Drink!

This article will discuss the importance of hydration. It will also include tips and pointers on how to stay on track!

Choosing a Healthy Oil

Shunned upon by many, fats are an essential part of one’s diet but it is crucial to understand which are good and which are bad. If you are like many people and are confused by the mixed messages you are receiving about fats, follow this easy guide to choosing the best ones.

Nutrition, for the Rest of Us! Ten Ways to Make and Maintain Better Food Choices

The country faces a growing medical and economic problem, obesity. As the number of overweight and obese people rises, so does the healthcare cost to care for weight related problems. While a lack of active movement is half of the equation, the other half involves food. Learn some of the principle reasons for the escalation of this problem and how you can rewire your reactions.

Best Nutrition For Chemotherapy Patients

Unfortunately, the increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer has skyrocketed, increasing the number of people who are suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy. Here are some helpful ideas to ensure that you, or a loved one, get the nutrients you need.

A Good Diet Plan To Avoid A Heart Attack Or For After The Heart Attack

In January 2011, my husband was not feeling well and was having a hard time breathing. He was about 250 miles from home when he started feeling worse; his symptoms sounded like he might have had bronchitis. After a short discussion about what he should do, he decided he would keep driving but by 6 a.m. the next morning, and another 300 miles down the road, he was feeling worse.

Nutrition for the First Trimester

One of the things that really bothers me as a naturopath and as a pregnant woman is that it’s difficult to find trimester-specific nutritional information. Throughout pregnancy your vitamin and mineral needs are slightly different, so rather than writing about pregnancy in general, here is the first of a series of three articles on how to eat for optimal nutrition during each phase of your pregnancy.

Butter or Margarine?

Now that margarine no longer contains trans fats many are going back to this spreadable fat. The French paradox on the other hand demonstrates that the French have less heart disease even though they consume and abundance of butter and other saturated fats. What research should you trust? This article looks at the health advantages and disadvantages that both margarine and butter present to help you make the healthiest choices for your individualised health.

Quinoa Nutritional Facts and How to Put It Into Your Diet

Quinoa is one of those incredibly nutritious foods that provide virtually side effects that everyone looking for a healthy diet must investigate. I had my first dining experience with this delicious food on a recent trip to Portugal, and although I had heard about it I really wanted to know more. So we will go into the health benefits of this tasty grain-like product, but before we do here is a little background information.

Cheap Healthy Meals: What Is Fermented Food?

Fermenting foods not only adds nutrients, fights disease and greatly aid in digestion, it is an excellent, inexpensive method of preservation. So, if like me, you have your hands full at harvest time it is a great way to spread your homegrown vegetables over the entire year.

How Dangerous Is Excess Belly Fat?

Did you know that most people today have excess abdominal fat? I’m sure you did, but did you know that around 70% of the population in some westernized countries such as the United States and Canada are considered obese or overweight. When people begin to notice their weight gain, they typically notice their extra abdominal fat, first.

Everybody Needs a Protein Shake for Weight Loss, Right?

Protein drinks and shakes appear to be the latest craze in nutrition. They can be mixed quickly and taken on the go. What should you look for as a consumer before committing to a purchase?

STOP! You’re Eating Yourself To Death

Is your current diet killing you slowly? Can what you’re eating be causing you all those health problems? Is your “healthydiet making you fat?

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