If you’re tired of regaining weight each time you take off pounds, you’re not alone. Almost everyone puts the pounds back on after a diet. But researchers have found ways to improve the odds of getting slender and staying slender.
Burning off more body fat may be as simple as sprinkling a common spice on your dinner. And now scientists are starting to investigate the fat-fighting natural chemicals in this condiment that you can start using today to vanquish fat cells.
Your body needs essential nutrients that come in the form of vitamins and minerals, but do you know how to tell them apart?
Vitamins are organic compounds that can either be fat soluble (easily absorbed by the body) or water soluble (not easily absorbed).
Researchers tested 21 plant extracts for evidence of their efficiency in fighting cancer and also in the battle against aging. Of the 21 extracts, three showed considerable potential because of their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.
To take calcium supplements or to pass them up: Experts continue to argue about the value of taking this mineral in pill form. But a reliable recommendation about what you need to do to get enough calcium to protect your bones is finally taking shape.
Proper hydration is crucial to good health, but you won’t get that hydration from drinking sodas, sugary waters and imitation juice drinks.
The best drink for health is something man has consumed from the beginning of time: water.
The craving for chocolate is one of the most common and difficult to resist of all food cravings. Researchers noted in the journal Appetite that the craving for chocolate is probably the most intense of all food cravings.
The choco-urge is often jump-started by a need for a quick pick-me-up in mood or energy, or to just relieve stress or boredom. But not all chocolate is the same and not all chocolate is bad for you.
Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.
Did you know that a potent way to lower your blood pressure is by drinking fresh ginger tea? Just put six nickel-size chips of ginger root into two cups of water. Boil the tea and then flavor it with stevia, agave nectar or honey. Relax and sip the ginger tea as it cools.
This is a delicious and natural way to tone down your blood pressure.
If you eat chicken raised in the United States, you are most likely consuming arsenic.
A study by Environmental Health Perspectives has found that a growth-promoting drug called roxarsone, which also treats parasites in the birds’ intestines and gives the meat a pink color, accumulates in the breast meat of broiler chickens. Roxarsone, manufactured by Pfizer, is an organic form of arsenic. Its use was approved by the FDA even though arsenic is a known carcinogen.