Protein Needed With Each Meal For Healthy Muscles

A glimpse down any cereal aisle in America may suggest something most of us already suspect: Americans don’t tend to eat a lot of protein for breakfast. We only have a small amount at lunchtime and tend to save the bulk of our diet’s protein supply for dinner. But how well is this really working for us? If muscle metabolism specialist Doug Paddon-Jones has anything to […] Read More

Wine for Healthier Kidneys

Moderate Wine Consumption Could Lead To Healthier Kidneys

Alcohol consumption is often negatively associated with health issues such as liver damage, nerve damage, and cardiovascular problems. While it’s true that heavy drinking can be dangerous, research has been surfacing over the years that suggests there are actually benefits to moderate alcohol consumption. Most recently, a study conducted by Tapan Mehta, MD, and his colleagues at the University of Colorado-Denver found that a glass […] Read More

The Benefits Of Adding Quinoa To Your Diet

Quinoa (keen-wah) is an ancient grain that was first discovered over 5,000 years ago. Lately, it has become quite popular because of its numerous health benefits. But what exactly is Quinoa, and how can you incorporate it into your own diet? The nutrition profile of quinoa is that of a whole grain, meaning the entire seed is intact without any of its parts removed. This […] Read More

Eating Dark Chocolate In Moderation Can Be Good For Your Health

Researchers at the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have discovered that eating dark chocolate can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, which is a hardening and thickening of the arteries. It turns out that dark chocolate – in moderation – can restore the flexibility of arteries and stop white blood cells from adhering to the blood vessel walls. The study was […] Read More

Plant-Based Sources Of Protein For Vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, or simply want to limit meat in your diet, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with protein sources. The most common problem is relying too heavily on vegetarian classics like beans, lentils and tofu. If you’re looking to mix things up a bit, here are some new and different ways to get plant-based proteins into your diet: Guava – Guava […] Read More

Healthy Protein

How to Help Your Body Absorb Protein

In order for your body to build muscle, produce hormones, and fight off viruses and bacteria, you need to get enough protein in your diet. Proteins are large, complex molecules comprised of long amino acid chains. These make up the structure of your body’s tissues and organs. Without protein, your body could not function properly. Unfortunately, the body’s ability to break down and absorb protein […] Read More

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Be Careful Dining Out: Restaurant Meals Are Loaded With Salt, Fat And Calories

Did you know that the average restaurant meal provides most of the calories, fat and salt you need for an entire day? Two recent studies published in May 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine explore the correlation between these excesses and the obesity epidemic in North America. The first study, led by Susan Roberts, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center […] Read More

Grocery Shopping

Hungry Shoppers Purchase Higher-Calorie Groceries

A recent study conducted by Aner Tal and Brian Wansink from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University suggests that people don’t just buy more when they grocery shop on an empty stomach; people go for high-calorie foods not present on their shopping list. For the purpose of the study, which was published in the digital version of JAMA Internal Medicine, higher-calorie foods consist […] Read More

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Six Tasty Weight Loss Foods

Losing weight isn’t just about eating less or cutting down on fast food and desserts. It’s also about maintaining a healthier diet by eating healthier foods. By replacing all of those sugars and trans fats with weight loss foods that contain actual nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, you’ll not only lose weight, you’ll become a healthier individual as well. The following are a number […] Read More

Calcium Rich Foods

Stay Strong with Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and for good reason: All cells need calcium to work. In fact, calcium performs so many diverse functions that virtually no major organ system can function properly without it. Your body is constantly breaking down old bone cells and growing new ones, the same way it sheds and replaces skin cells. To help keep them […] Read More


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