Studies have proven that sugary drinks, such as soda, increase the risk for heart disease. A recent report by the University of California at Davis found that the faulty ingredient was not sugar, however, but the high fructose corn syrup added to the drinks. While fructose is not pure cane sugar, it is a type of sugar, which is important in understanding the link between sugar and heart disease.
While many of us have wisely removed white flour from our diets, the terminology around whole wheat vs. whole grain can be puzzling. A recent article presented by fitday.com provides good guidance.
How to Get Kids Up off the Couch and Moving Kids are spending more and more playing video games and watch television while sitting on the couch. Neither of these activities offer enough physical activity to meet even the most minimal standards out there. Trying to get kids to stop playing video games and initiate… Read More »
How to Stop Emotional Eating Does stress or sadness drive you to food? Do you eat for comfort or because you’re bored? Many people use food as an emotional salve. However, if you eat because you’re hungry for something other than food, you may have a problem. Emotional eating has health consequences. It’s a sure-fire… Read More »
Is Cardio Necessary for Weight Loss People who are out to lose weight are constantly being told different things about the best way to go about it. There are always fitness and diet crazes telling you the very best way to get lean and do it fast. Cardio is one of the things that is… Read More »
Eat Slow, Lose Weight It may sound too easy to be true, but even the most ancient texts that we’ve been able to translate describe how eating more slowly is a great way to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Today, scientists and medical professionals understand that eating more slowly triggers a number of beneficial… Read More »
How Many Times to Eat Per Day for Weight Loss When you decide that it’s time to get in better shape, one of the first things you’ll naturally do is head online and start looking up meal plans. Saying that the results brought forth by a simple Google search of “healthy diet plans” are conflicting… Read More »
Hunger vs Appetite: What’s The Difference? Have you ever noticed that you may feel hungry, but when you see the food choices (think your high school’s cafeteria food), your appetite disappears? Depending on food preferences, our appetites can be affected by many different factors such as emotional health, hormone levels and the specific food available.… Read More »