Category: Foods & Culinary

sweet foods

The Sweet Truth About Sweet Foods

The belief according that we must absolutely eat sugar for fear of lacking energy is false. The reality is that we consume way too much sugar, as white sugar (saccharose) is being added to almost all processed foods and because of a pronounced weakness in most people for a “little sweet taste”. White sugar supplies calories...

Glycemic Index of Foods

Glycemic Index of Foods and their Impact on our Health

Certain foods that we eat increase our blood sugar level quickly, whereas others increase it moderately, slowly or not at all. The glycemic index indicates the rapidity a food increases the sugar level (glucose) in the blood. So, a food has a low glycemic index is a food that does not increase the blood sugar level...

Beef Jerky – Is it Healthy to Consume

Beef jerky was an invention to make the beef last for months and especially in the winter times when hunting was difficult and laziness made us all sit at home and rest. With time, beef jerky has become popular and more into practice in winter months because of the comfort and ease that comes with its...

Drinking Softdrinks

Why Everyone Should Stop Drinking Softdrinks?

Your mom or perhaps, even your office-mate has always bugged you about that cola you often buy from the vending machine or from the in-house cafeteria. If these people are not bugging you, they might actually be just like you, enjoying each and every single drop of soda. That is really the hard truth about soft...

cooking methods

Foods Are Not The Only Thing

It is undeniable that the foods we eat have a crucial effect on our level of health. If we eat healthy foods, each cell in our body benefits from it. A good diet is an essential element of health. If we easily recognize the importance of healthy eating, very few among us succeed in putting it...

foods for beauty

Can What You Eat Affect How You Look?

The cosmetic industry has started to promote some pretty big new words: “nutriceutical”, “nutricosmetics” or “skingestible”-what they are really talking about is nutrition for beauty benefits. New researches are pointing the way to healthier skin though the oral intake of food supplements. In fact, skin nutrients may alter, or support a number of factors related to...

fish diet meal plan

Fish Diet: 1 Week Meal Plan

Virtually everyone who has dieted knows that fish is a low calorie food. While it’s not everybody’s favorite, it offers an excellent source of protein and is truly the best value in calories. If the fish specified in diet isn’t available, substitute with any of the following: bass, bonito, butterfish, cod, eel, flounder, halibut, fresh herring,...

dairy products list

Dairy Products : Nearly Perfect Foods

Dairy products are foods made from milk. Milk is also part of the dairy products category. Milk and milk products are good foods for the health of those who can digest them. They contain protein, fats, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, D, E and B-complex vitamins. Milk is a good source of high-quality protein....

alcohol cups

Is Alcohol Necessarily Bad for Health?

Man has appreciated alcoholic beverages for thousands of years. This leaves us with the impression that, all in all, alcohol is somewhat without danger. We reassure ourselves by thinking “Of course, there are serious consequences from time to time, but they are reserved to those who abuse it”. The truth is this:  alcohol is one of...

stimulant foods

Stimulant Foods to Increase the Energy

Stimulant foods are substances that have the property to increase the level of energy, or the activity level of one of the system or of the whole organism. Stimulant foods compel the system to use its energy reserves without providing any additional nutritional intake. A proportionate nutritional intake would allow the system to compensate for the...