Category: Nutrition

dietary fiber

Beyond Bran – Fiber Facts You Need to Know

Does thinking about fiber conjure up images in your head of bran muffins and those thick fiber supplements you stir into a glass of water when you’re feeling “backed up”? It’s not exactly the most exciting of topics, but it is an important one nonetheless. In fact, while you probably know that fiber is “good for...

the 4 tea types

The Health Benefits of Tea

Something’s brewing. Every year, more and more research is being done on the health benefits of tea. While very little is known for sure, a growing body of evidence suggests that this age-old beverage is incredibly good for you. “The number of studies behind tea has risen from three to four a year in 1990 to...

healthy lunch

Lunch or sandwich? Or lunch = sandwich??

True Facts:  Britons buy about three billion ready-made sandwiches a year. A sandwich is the lunch option for 75% of the world’s population. Traditionally, for the most of the European countries, the lunch is the main meal served between 11.30 PM and 3.00 PM, 1:00 PM being the most-common lunch time. This meal may consist of...

health and diet

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Sometimes you manage to grab a pretzel or a muffin and a cup of coffee early in the morning, on your way to work. Sometimes you eat a true breakfast with eggs and bacon. And some other times, you do not eat anything at all. How should the breakfast be like? Eating balanced amounts of food...

carbohydrates facts

Good carbs: One Myth about Potatoes, Bread, Pasta and Rice

Potatoes, bread, pasta and rice… They are all carbohydrates and they all were blamed for causing weight gain, especially when the low carbs diets became very popular. Contrary to the general opinion, like any other nutrient eaten in excess, carbohydrates can cause extra pounds, but no more than any other food. And they do not cause...

Do you know which your HEALTHY body weight is?

Do you know which your HEALTHY body weight is? One of the most common ways to determine your healthy body weight is to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). To calculate your BMI, you will need to know your height (in inches) and weight (in pounds). What you should do is to multiply your weight by...

health effects of sodium

Go unsalted – The risks of eating too much salt

Too much salt leads to the deaths of 2.3 million people across the world in just one year. We all know that too much salt can cause raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Which are exactly the main health risks of eating too much salt? hypertension; abnormal heart development;  osteoporosis;...

boost metabolism

How to boost your metabolism. Benefits of carrot

The carrot (Daucus carota) – carōta in Late Latin or karōton  in Greek,  is weight  friendly  root vegetable, originated from Afghanistan. For each 100 delicious grams, the carrot has to offer almost 89 gram of water, 7.6 gram of carbohydrate, 0.98 gram of protein, 0.24 gram of fat, 30 milligram of calcium, 0.6 milligram of iron,...