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 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 »
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 »
What is binge eating? Almost everyone overeats occasionally. You may have found yourself “stuffed” after a Thanksgiving dinner or unable to resist the temptation for dessert even when you are full. However, binge eaters have a serious disorder that causes them to overeat continuously and in an uncontrolled manner. If you are suffering from this… Read More »
What drives our craving for food? We all need to eat, but sometimes our cravings for food are due to much more than basic hunger. Food is a featured staple for various occasions, can be used as a way to ameliorate stresses, and sometimes can even be caused by food addictions. Not all cravings are… Read More »