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What Foods Should Or Should Not Be Ordered From A Restaurant

 

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People who usually dine out should be really careful about the foods they order. This is because depending on where they dine, they might not get a healthy meal as per their expectations. For people who are planning a night out and want to ensure they will enjoy a fabulous dinner, this article will focus on some of the foods they should and should not consider whilst dining out.

Meats

Meats have always been the subject of criticism and plenty of food experts recommend people stay away from them, especially from pork. In this regard, for those who absolutely need to eat meat when dining out, it’s best to consider beef, chicken or turkey (Read More....)

Food Journaling: The Secret To Successful Dieting

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When you think about keeping a journal, I bet you don’t associate it with healthy eating. To most people, journaling sounds like something a kid does when they’re in high school to sort out their feelings or write about a crush in class. But the daily writing process behind journaling actually has many practical uses, among them the ability to help you get a hold on healthy eating habits. A good old fashioned journal might be just the thing you need if you’re struggling to maintain a healthy diet.

Sounds crazy, right? Hear me out.

Some evidence of food journaling’s effectiveness

A recent article from WebMD explains the food journaling phenomenon, and how it can help people take control of their eating habits. The article discusses the findings of a study where a group of dieting (Read More....)

Nutraceuticals Offer Benefits for Disease Treatment and Prevention

Nutraceuticals are health-giving substances derived from food or part of a food and are used to prevent and treat diseases. An article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal defined these substances as “foods that provide more than simple nutrition; they supply additional physiological benefit to the consumer.”

Nutraceutical labels list many beneficial ingredients, including soy protein, dietary fiber, probiotics, and phytoestrogens. Like pharmaceutical drugs and vitamins, each individual nutraceutical has particular uses and benefits. Several popular nutraceuticals are ALA, glucosamine, and red rice yeast. Let’s consider these three substances, and the benefits of nutraceuticals will become clearer.

ALA or lipoic acid is a naturally-occurring antioxidant found in every cell of the body. The body manufacturers ALA itself, and it is also found in red meat, yeast, and organ meats. This popular nutraceutical creates energy by converting the glucose in the body. This lowers blood sugar, alleviates the pain of (Read More....)