Healthy Easting – The Best Potassium-Rich Foods for Heart Health

For many Type 2 diabetics who are looking to manage their blood sugar and control their body weight, carbohydrates are the primary focus. And, there is nothing wrong with that. Carbs should be tightly regulated in those who suffer from this condition. But, it should not be all you are looking at. The truth is, you also need to consider the other macronutrients in your diet as well. These include the vitamins and minerals your food supplies. One particular mineral of importance is potassium.

What makes potassium so important? Why do you need it in your diet plan? Potassium is not only crucial for supporting healthy muscle contractions, which will make your time in the gym more efficient, but it is also a great way to help promote better heart health. Potassium works in conjunction with sodium to maintain blood pressure, which then influences how healthy your heart happens to … Read More

What Everybody Ought to Know About Food Additives

Every day we are bombarded with information about food products that are healthy, all natural, have no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, low fat, no fat, no cholesterol, sugar free, vitamin fortified and provide 100% of your daily vitamin requirements. Are these foods as healthy as the advertising tries to make us believe they are?

Let’s look at the facts. There are more than 3000 different chemicals added to our food. The company that wants to produce the chemicals or use the chemicals in the foods they produce usually does the testing for safety. Safety testing has only been done for individual additives, not for combinations of additives. Nobody knows the effects of the many different additives used in the thousands of different combinations. To make matters worse, because of political pressure, the FDA allows manufacturers to add small amounts of cancer-causing substances to our food. So, not only are many … Read More

Popular Food Fads You Should Not Believe

Over the years, we have come to believe some things to be true about certain foods, while some things to be false. Food fads are rampant. They can interfere with healthy living and take us down a road that leads to bad health in the long run.

Here are some of the common food fads that are circulating around right now. Remember, these are all false, so make sure you understand how these can affect you.

1. Fruit juices are as good as fresh fruits

Many people prefer to drink fruit juices as compared to eating fresh fruit. Cold juice is a lot more refreshing than eating fruits. However, juicing removes the healthy fiber content of fruits, though it still retains the vitamins and minerals that are present in the fruit. Fiber is an important part of our diet, and helps to keep our cholesterol low and bowels healthy. When … Read More

CrossFit Diet and Probiotics

Probiotics are a great way to increase the benefits from a healthy diet. A CrossFit athlete must not only eat properly, but should also entertain the use of a good probiotic supplement to insure they are using their food energy efficiently. Unfortunately, many of the probiotics sold today are a waste of money and may also be harmful. In this article I would like to make aware, the scams from the legit probiotic supplement.

What is a Probiotic?

Probiotics are one of the fastest growing nutritional supplements out there today. They are now available widespread throughout the USA. You can find them anywhere, from a convenience store to a large box store. A few years ago they were basically limited to health food or nutrition outlets. They have become so popular, that now even the pharmaceutical companies are offering it.

Probiotics are live yeast or bacteria. They are also known … Read More

8 Tips For Eating Healthy While Traveling

If you travel for work or pleasure, you know that healthy food can sometimes be hard to come by. Or I should at least say there are so many temptations out there that the healthy options seem few and far between. Being prepared is 75% of the battle when it comes to eating healthy while traveling. It definitely requires a little planning and a special nutritional strategy. Luckily, you can adhere to your healthy eating plan with a little extra work. These 8 tips for healthy eating while traveling provide some solid ideas to staying on track while on the go.

1. Location – When you’re choosing where to stay, it’s all about location. Let’s say you’re traveling for work and you’ll be in the same location for at least a few days. Finding a spot that’s close to healthy resources is key. Is there a grocery store nearby that … Read More

"Salt Sugar Fat" – A Review

An epic encapsulation of the tyrannies of the conglomerates of the food industry, this book paints a bleak but realistic picture of the operations of the food industry that is ubiquitous in our daily lives.

The clever science of food nutrition has permeated our lives and determined our habits without us even realizing its power, which is the creepily scary part of it all. How easily consumers are tricked into false notions and myths of health by “vitamin water” or “fruit essence added” is mercilessly, ruthlessly and wholeheartedly exploited by the profit-minded companies. The end motive of achieving higher sales overrides the hypocritical concern of officials for the public’s health.

The three pillars of processed food thrive on one another and can exist in no other way. Aspartame or Splenda can never deliver or replicate the sheer joy that sugar itself brings to the taste buds of eager consumers. The … Read More

Healthy Food: Recipes For A Smoothie

Like those ice creams and tasty fruit shakes, smoothies are perfect to have during sunny days and in humid environments. Sipping your favorite smoothie will surely quench your thirst with its soothing taste. Aside from its delicious taste, of course, every smoothie is also packed with essential vitamins and minerals from fruits that keep your body healthy. Another great thing about smoothies is that you can easily prepare them by yourself at home. Here are some recipes for a smoothie that you might want to try.

In this particular article about smoothies, we shall be focusing on one particular fruit that is most commonly found in parts of the world which have tropical environments – the banana. Delicious banana-flavored smoothies are fairly common and preferred by some people because of banana’s abundance in potassium, protein, and many other vitamins and minerals that help them have healthy bodies.

Vanilla Banana Blast… Read More

Yoga, Nutrition, Organic Food, Health & Wellbeing Have All in Recent Years Become Very Much Stylish

As Gsy Life gave me the theme for this month; I am sat in Planet Organic on Tottenham Court Road, amidst a flurry of people rushing to bag their supplements, gluten free crisps & organic veg, it is rammed wall to wall with funky Yoga Mat’s or bulging gym bags slung over shoulders. Queues are bustling and tills are bulging and there is a real buzz in the air. People are not only embracing the new trend of wellbeing, they actually seem genuinely excited to be taking care of themselves.

And yes, I feel stylish just being here! I’ve got the ‘gear’ on and have just ordered my healthy and nutritious salad, whilst taking a lunch break from training at a well-known London Yoga Studio, and yes it feels good to sit back and watch all this unwind in front of my eyes. I have spent much of my yoga … Read More

Top Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Taste and nutrition as well as the health benefits of tomatoes have been highly valued. Enjoyed all over the world, they are essential ingredients in the diets of many cultures. Yet the plant has a spotty past, including myths, misconceptions and controversy, and the challenges of modern mass production of the tomato continue to spark debate. Yet there is no debate over the intrinsic health benefits of the tomato. The tomato is treasured for its nutritional value as much as for its delicious taste.

History of the Tomato

Peru is generally credited with first cultivating of the fruit now known as the tomato. The tomatoes of that day were tiny compared to modern tomatoes, but were already a valued food, bred for flavor. From Peru, the tomato spread through Southern and Central America. Mexico’s Aztecs prized them, using them extensively in their cooking, including salsa. When the Spanish invaded Mexico … Read More

Food Nutrition – Discover a New and Healthy You

Food and nutrition is an extremely important aspect of good health in addition to a regular exercise regimen. It is necessary to eat right; right foods in the right amounts to feel good and stay fit and healthy. So let us take a look at food nutrition and how to ensure that you are eating right and healthy.

There are hundreds of books and articles on this subject but if nothing helps you, then it is time to take professional help. There are many wellness centers and clinics which specialize in food nutrition and have a panel of dietitians and nutritionists to guide you in the path of healthy eating and living. These experts can provide you with professional insight on the importance of nutrition and also how to pick up the right foodstuffs for good health and well being.

People who suffer from food intolerances, bowel disorders and obesity … Read More