Healthy eating on a budget

For many people, a limited food budget can be a real roadblock to healthy eating. It is an unfortunate fact of life that some of the lowest priced foods, from fast food value menus to cheap potato chips, are also some of the least healthy. It is possible, however, to create excellent tasting, nutritious meals, even on a tight budget. …

The importance of antioxidants

Everyone has heard the news about antioxidants and their importance to good health and proper nutrition. It seems the more scientists learn about antioxidants, the more their value and potential increases. Antioxidants have shown promise in everything from preventing heart disease to slowing the degeneration of the eyes and brain. Antioxidants work in a fairly straightforward way. What makes them …

Understanding Fats & Carbs

Fats and carbohydrates are two building blocks of a healthy diet, but many people do not understand their role in proper nutrition. While the daily intake of fats and oils should be limited, these elements are still a vital part of the diet. The key is to make smart choices when it comes to fats and oils. That means substituting …

Staying healthy whilst losing Weight

Staying healthy while losing weight is the primary objective for any over weight or obese people to achieve a healthier state of well being. Also, the dilemma of being able to balance the healthy state without compromising the rate of weight loss and vice versa is usually confused as to how it should be done. Starvation Misconception Chances are, some …

All bout Fish Oils

When the words oils and fats are mentioned, health-conscious individuals tend to run for cover. What they fail to realize is that there are good fats and bad fats. Complete avoidance of intake of oils and fats would actually be detrimental – rather than beneficial – to their health. The Truth about Fish Oil Essential fatty acids must always be …

Exercise – What’s your excuse?

Over the years, there have been people making up plenty of excuses to avoid exercising. Some of these excuses are creative, some are ridiculous, but most are in a group of common excuses used everyday to justify not having to make the effort to improve their health and well being. How many people do you know who were going to …