The Ultimate Grain For Healthy Living: Barley

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color. Sprouted barley is naturally high in maltose, a sugar that serves as the basis for both malt syrup sweetener. When fermented, barley is used as […]

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The Ultimate Fruit For Healthy Living: Blueberries

In terms of U.S. fruit consumption, blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity of berries. Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Antioxidants are essential to optimizing health by helping to combat the […]

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The Ultimate Fruit For Healthy Living: Watermelon

Researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated that consuming watermelon juice can have a significant impact on artery-clogging plaque deposition by modifying blood lipids and lowering dangerous belly fat accumulation. Heart disease takes the lives of millions of unsuspecting individuals each year, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), leading to a heart attack, is […]

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Fad Diets – What is it?

  Fad diet is one type of diet that promotes quick weight loss by following a specific set of guidelines. Most people have seen one of the many infomercials that promote fad diets. These infomercials are known for attracting people who want to lose weight quickly. From these infomercials, some will probably seem very alluring […]

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How to Supercharge your Metabolism

You hear it all the time – “metabolism”, but what is it? It’s the process of converting food to energy (movement and heat). Metabolism happens in your muscles and organs and the result of it is what we commonly refer to as “burning calories”. Metabolism is essentially the speed at which your body’s motor is […]

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Metabolism and Dieting

When we’re bombarded with images of gorgeous celebrities who seem to lose weight in the time it takes us to eat a Danish pastry, it’s no wonder we’re often tempted to cut our already low calorie intakes in an effort to shift an extra pound or two each week. But surprisingly, rather than helping us […]

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Dieting Deprivation – Or Healthy Living

By: Doug Lawrenson Well the dieting season is upon us again. Now is the time that people who go onto diets automatically think; starvation, cut-down, eat lettuce, bored taste buds, joyless eating, eat more lettuce. Boring diets, deprivation diets, “faddy” diets, food group eliminating diets, most commercial diets send out the wrong message. Your body […]

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Frequent Meals Why its so Important

By: Doug Lawrenson We all hear so often and have read it a million times about the importance of providing our body with proper nutrients and nutrition, in order to complete daily tasks, physical activities, training and exercise in a day. Despite the knowledge we still hear about people who skip meals for dieting reasons […]

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