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Heart Health: Does Saturated Fat Clog Arteries?

OverviewDiets high in saturated fat may increase blood cholesterol levels, which in turn can clog your arteries. However, not all types of saturated fatty acids negatively ...

Can Sleep Help You Manage Weight?

When it comes to your weight, can you lose if you snooze? The answer is complicated, but getting enough sleep will definitely work to your advantage ...

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?

OverviewBeing overweight increases your risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, and may have negative psychological implications. A review published in 2010 in Archives ...

Dark Chocolate vs. Milk Chocolate vs. White Chocolate

With the wide variety of chocolate available, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate, how can you tell which is the best for your health ...

Yerba Mate Nutrition Facts

Commonly consumed in herbal teas or as dietary supplements such as energy drinks, caffeinated Yerba mate is an herb made from holly plants grown in South ...

Fatty Acids Metabolism -- How The Body Makes Energy

Your body efficiency makes energy from the food you eat, or by breaking down certain components in your body (such as stored carbohydrates and body fat). ...

Resolve Not Be A Fad In 2015

It's that time of the year when we resolve to drop that extra weight, to start an exercise program and to finally get healthy. All sound ...

Body Fat: Myths Versus Facts

Reducing your overall caloric intake is often one of the best weight- and fat-loss strategies. However, eliminating the wrong foods from your diet can hinder you ...

Diabetes Prevention: What You Can Do

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that 40% of Americans will eventually develop type 2 diabetes. That means that out of every five Americans, ...

Practicing a Carb-Free Diet: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Carbohydrates

Since carbohydrates are your body's main source of energy, you should never avoid carbs entirely. However, cutting back on carbs by choosing healthy carb-free foods helps ...

Which Bottled Water is Healthiest?

Before you choose bottled water, note that all bottled waters are not created equal. Some bottled water companies provide misleading information or hide information about the ...

"Fatten" Your Heart to Get Healthy

Eating polyunsaturated fat in moderation instead of saturated and trans fats benefits your health by reducing bad cholesterol levels and your heart disease risk, notes the ...

Your Epidermis Is Showing: The Role of Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Skin

Our skin is an amazing organ that works as our first line of defense from injury, infections, ultraviolet radiation and changes in temperature. It is sensitive ...

How Do You Tell a Loved One that They Need to Lose Weight?

With the holiday season here in full force, you will soon be surrounded by long-lost aunts, cousins, family friends and heck-knows-who, maybe even the gentlemen who ...

Bread or Butter: Are Carbs or Fat Causing You Weight Gain?

For a while, it was generally recommended to eat a diet that is low in fat and high in carbohydrate-rich grains to be healthy. The food ...

What You Need to Know about Organic Food

Organic food continues its steady growth in America and around the world. Proponents suggest that it is better for the earth, better tasting and healthier -- ...

Does Slowing Down Your Eating Actually Help You Lose Weight?

Have you ever looked at your plate and thought, where did my meal go? Many people eat so fast that they don't even know they are ...

What to Know about Multivitamins and Minerals

During my undergraduate, I dated a man who refused to eat vegetables. He instead supplemented his diet with capsules filled with powdered greens, in the theory ...

Prepare Yourself to Prepare Yourself for the Holidays

The holidays: a time for family fun, winter activities, and weight gain? The mid-November through mid-January holiday season can be a contributor to yearly weight gain. ...

Rebounding After Giving Into Temptation

You had been doing so well with your healthy lifestyle until you went to a party, caught a cold, got busy at work, went on vacation, ...

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