Category: Diet tips

Vitamin B6: A Jack of All Trades

If they gave out awards for the nutrient with the largest number of reported benefits, vitamin B6 would win hands down. This vitamin has been suggested or used as treatment for conditions ranging from A (autism) to Z (zinc deficiency), with carpal tunnel syndrome, herpes, kidney stones, worms and more in between. “This vitamin has been...

Cherries: Pucker Power

Sweet cherries, the kind of cherries most of us enjoy fresh from a roadside stand on hot summer days, are low in fat, high in fiber and-if you believe a common folk remedy-able to help cure gout. Yet, it’s actually the sweet cherry’s sour cousin-the sour cherry we usually bake into an all-American pie on the Fourth...

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Good Eating for Better Health and Weight Control

The importance of diet in prevention medicine and treatment is becoming increasingly acknowledged. Practically every day, news hits the headlines regarding something we should or should not eat or drink. Diet is probably the area where we can make the greatest impact on general health and vitality, the prevention of disease, and the treatment of common...

Carrots: Nutrient-Rich Roots

If Bugs Bunny ever dies, it probably won’t be from heart disease or cancer. That’s because carrots, a rich source of both betacarotene and fiber, have been found to help prevent cancer and reduce the risk of a heart attack. Researchers show that those who ate six or more servings of root vegetables a week-raw or...

Berries: Brimming With Natural Benefits

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries-it seems as though much of our world is designed to have a berry within reach from the first warm days of spring to the last cool days before frost. And a good thing, too. Berries may help protect your body from cancer, urinary tract infections, viruses and inflammatory diseases such as...

Eat Beans To Lower Your Cholesterol

Red beans, black beans, pink beans, green beans-there’s such a selection of beans scattered throughout markets today that it’s almost impossible not to find at least one fresh, frozen, canned or dried variety that will tickle your taste buds. Yet who would think that anything so colorful and tasty would also be potent enough to reduce...

Barley: Power Healthy Food

Breakfast of Gladiators No wonder this grain has a reputation as the original power food. Several thousand years age, Greek gladiators were eating barley for strength and stamina. In fact, the locals dubbed these warriors barley eaters. Modern-day barley eaters are most likely to envoy these chewy pearls in soups or stews. But barley more than...

Bananas: Nature’s Perfect Fast Food

Eating bananas ain’t monkey business. We’ve known for some time that bananas may also help cure ulcers, lower cholesterol and possibly more. Potential Healing Power: Prevent high blood pressure Heal ulcers Relieve recurrent heartburn Control cholesterol Prevent strokes The magic ingredient, at least as far as your circulatory system is concerned, appears to be potassium. Researchers...

Fasting and Elimination Diets

Aesculapius of ancient Greece advised, “Instead of using medicine, fast”. Hippocrates routinely recommended prolonged fasting. Animals and babies retain their natural instincts and refuse food when ill. Most people remain uninformed of the beneficial effects of fasting when sick and continue to advise their loved ones to “Eat and keep your strength.” Nothing worse could be...

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Low-Fat Heart-Healthy Diet

Oysters, clams, lobster, crab-shellfish evoke the feel of warm sand, sharp breezes and saltwater. Maybe that’s why we love them. And maybe that’s why we’ve increased our consumption of shellfish. Or maybe we’ve simply come to understand how they can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Shellfish have negligible amounts of fat and they can be used...

Apples: Crispy Cures

Crisp. Crunchy. Sweet. This burst of juice spurting from a fresh apple brings a mouthful of health-giving nutrients that may help prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol levels and possibly gallstones. How? The real benefit of apples may be that they put foods that contain cancer-causing agents on a fast track, says Harris Clearfield, director of gastroenterology at...

Healing Food: You Are What You Eat

The evidence is that what we put in our mouths can either put us on the road to health or bottle us up with disease. “Five of the ten leasing causes of death in the United States are nutritionally caused,” says Neil Stone, professor of medicine. He says, that “Such diseases like heart disease, cancer and...

The benefits of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is a caffeinated traditional beverage that is produced by the buds, stems, and leaves of Camellia sinensis plant. Although, the leaves of the same plant are consumed in manufacturing the green and the black tea the procedure of oolong tea differs from black and green tea. Oolong tea is produced by withering the plant...

Best Simple AdvoCare Recipes

Are you familiar with the 24-days challenge by AdvoCare? No way! This diet plan has become rather popular in recent times. However, its popularity mostly deals with disputes regarding its potency. Still, we are here not to judge but help people who pushed themselves to such three-week challenge. Those who are unaware of it please look...

Foods for a Healthy Heart

You already know that a healthy heart demands a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. But other than holding off on double helpings of bacon, what else can you do to keep your heart on the job? The Heart Association indicate that a well-balanced diet, low in saturated fat, can protect your heart. Some foods may reduce cholesterol levels;...

Crunchy Nibbler’s Diet

This diet is designed for those who like their food to snap, crackle and pop. This diet has more snacks than some of the other plans, but the total will only be 900 calories or under. DAY 1 Breakfast 1 shredded wheat biscuit ½ cup low-fat milk Coffee or tea Snack 2 carrots cut into sticks...