Food & Drink

Fattening Foods vs. Weight Loss Foods [Graph]

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A long term study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides further evidence that it’s not just how much food you eat that causes weight gain but what you eat as well. Maybe the most important finding is that certain foods tend to cause weight gain more than others, while some foods actually promote weight loss. Read More…

5 Tips for getting Children to Eat Healthy

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Getting kids to eat healthily these days can seem a like an impossible task, especially with the multitude of junk food available to them. However, it’s not an insurmountable task when good habits are put in place, along with some basic common sense. With some of these basic tips you can get your children eating (and enjoying) the good stuff. Read More…

Alcohol’s Effect on Muscle and Fat Loss

Alcohol effects your fitness goals, but maybe in a different way than you think. Everyone has heard of getting a beer belly from drinking too much, and most people think that it’s because of the high calorie content of alcoholic drinks. While this is part of the reason for the unwanted weight gain, it’s not the only reason. Alcohol affects other bodily processes involved in muscle growth and fat loss as well. Moderation is the key when it comes to drinking. If you feel you have an alcohol problem, you should check out local alcohol and drug rehab centers to help get you on the right track. Read More…

Which Health Supplement is Right for You?

Health supplements are a billion dollar industry in the U.S. and worldwide. Don’t feel bad if you’re confused about what a particular supplement does and/or if it’s even right for you. The fact is that some supplements may work for some people while other people may experience no health benefit at all. Taking the wrong supplement can even be harmful, or even deadly, when proper care is not taken on your part. For this reason alone, you should never try any health supplement without first consulting your doctor. Now, with the quintessential “consult your doctor” statement out of the way, I’d like to describe several of the most popular health supplements on the market today, so you get a better understanding of what these health supplements can potentially do for you. Bookmark this post, as I will add updates to include more health supplements as time goes on. Read More…

The Dangers of Eating Fruit to Your Teeth

Guest post by Richard who is a keen upholder of oral health, having spent much of his time working with the dentistry guide. He enjoys writing on health, dentistry and eco living, and hopes you will pay him a visit at @thefreshhealth.

Fruit is a healthy food that is very beneficial to the body. The vitamins and nutrients found in fruits can ward of very harmful diseases and illnesses. Moreover, fruits are very tasty and colorful. However, not many people stop to think about the damaging effects of fruit, though not many. In fact, unless you are allergic, fruit tends to only hurt one part of your body, your teeth. Read More…

Best Protein Powder for Building Muscle

With so many protein powders on the market, it can be tough to determine which powder is the best choice when it comes to building muscles. The fact is that all types of protein powders can help you build muscle when taken as directed by the manufacturer; however, one type of protein powder may be a better choice compared to the rest. Whey protein is superior to other sources of protein in terms of absorption ability, amino acid profile and cost.

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