Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after

Intermittent fasting and morning workouts do not ordinarily go together. However, people who want the benefits of both practices have ways to ensure that fasting and exercise work together. With intermittent fasting, people fast for 12 to 20 hours. Doing so limits the daily eating window to as little as four hours. This type of fasting helps reduce … Continue reading Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after

Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a dangerous condition that can do irreparable damage to the heart. While short bouts of high blood pressure are not necessarily dangerous, a chronic condition, left untreated, heightens the risk of heart disease and its serious complications, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure can also cause … Continue reading Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

Flu season is just around the corner, but it should be nothing to fear if one’s immune health is in tiptop shape. If it isn’t, don’t fret. Numerous studies and past research confirm that it’s possible to boost the immune system for better protection against infection and disease. In one of her recent online articles, Tieraona Dog, a … Continue reading Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

GERD / acid reflux diet: What to eat and what to avoid

Burning abdominal discomfort, chest pain and bloating after eating are all tell-tale signs of acid reflux. Getting a case of heartburn from time to time isn’t unusual, but it might be a sign of a more serious problem if it persists in the long run. Ekta Gupta, a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, states that diet has … Continue reading GERD / acid reflux diet: What to eat and what to avoid

Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Following a balanced diet ensures that you eat delicious and nutritious foods that can boost your overall health and well-being. If you’re interested in going vegetarian to improve your eating habits and lose some weight, experts recommend trying different types of vegetarian diets to find the one that suits your health condition and lifestyle. Vegetarian diet basics Following … Continue reading Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Your diet and gut health can be modified to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

It turns out, you can “hack” your diet to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, says a recent study by Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. In the report, a team of researchers showed how diet could influence gut bacteria, which, in turn, can stop the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In particular, they identified … Continue reading Your diet and gut health can be modified to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Eggs are one of the most misunderstood foods because of their cholesterol content. But according to experts, eggs are actually nutritious and can be a good source of energy to boost your day. Eggs contain important nutrients that are linked to many health benefits. They are also a versatile ingredient and a breakfast staple in many … Continue reading Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

What you eat after working out is as important as the actual training. When you exercise, your body uses stored glucose called glycogen, which depletes energy. Your muscles also tear especially if you’re doing resistance or strength training. As a result, you get exhausted and sore. But by eating the right foods, you can recover and feel … Continue reading Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

8 Types of squash, a delicious superfood

Squash, literally meaning “eaten raw or uncooked,” is a fruit that typically grows on vines. It is native to North America and belongs to the genus of plants called Cucurbita. Although technically classified as a fruit, it is often treated as a vegetable in cooking.Squash comes in different shapes, colors and tastes. Two general varieties are the summer squash and the winter … Continue reading 8 Types of squash, a delicious superfood