Healthy Eating


Xylitol is one of the many sugar alcohol sweeteners used as a sugar substitute. However, all of these sugar alcohols have varying properties and uses. It is about as sweet as sucrose (table sugar), but with only about 2/3 of the calories present in sucrose, giving it about 9.6 calories per teaspoon. Most sugar substitutes […]

Foods to avoid with high cholesterol

There are many foods that should be avoided or limited if you have high cholesterol levels. These foods for the most part are those who have high fat contents. Many of these foods are either foods that are products that are meats or animal by products. Foods that come from animals or animal by products […]

Renal diabetic diet

Diabetes in and of itself is a serious, and sometimes life-threatening, disease. Moreover, it is chronic, which means that it is a lifelong condition. Diabetes can get to the point when the organs start to not function properly; most often this happens to the kidneys first. Renal relates to the kidneys; the kidneys are the […]

ADHD diet

ADHD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common syndrome seen in many children worldwide. It is a chronic condition that can continue to adulthood. Common symptoms, usually seen before seven years of age, include inattention, impetuous behavior, and hyperactivity. Researchers believe that the most plausible reason behind ADHD is heredity – that is, it runs in the […]

How to gain weight

Believe it or not, there are many people in this world that are trying to gain weight, not lose it. This desire could stem from many reasons: a recent eating disorder, wanting to bulk up, after suffering from an illness, or simply because you might be a little too scrawny. Well, gaining weight may be […]

Dangers of energy drinks

Have you ever been in a rut where you really needed a caffeine fix and maybe coffee and mountain dew wasn’t quite cutting it? Next on your list: an energy drink. As the name implies, these drinks are full of ingredients claiming to increase energy and alertness, but at what cost to your health? Loaded […]

IBS diet

If you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’ve also probably been given lifestyle changes to make to accommodate for it. One of those accommodations, a serious one, is the diet. Irritable bowel syndrome is a fairly common problem, especially in women who have reached age 20, so we are way ahead in the […]

Foods to avoid for gallstones

The gallbladder has ducts that can develop small crystals made from cholesterol or salt deposits in bile that harden. These crystals are called gallstones. Gallstones can block essential digestive bile, produced by the gallbladder, from reaching the small intestines. Very tiny gallstones are usually harmless but they can grow large enough to cause symptoms with […]

Natural sugar alternatives

Reducing the amount of sugar in the diet is a difficult task if you’re used to sugary sodas, sugary sweets, and sugar on just about everything. It’s time to realize that sometimes the sugary “good” stuff isn’t actually the good stuff. If you’re watching your blood sugar with Diabetes, you want to lose weight, or […]

Diverticulitis diet

Diverticulitis is a condition that can have major affects on your digestive system. It is a condition that is often developed as a result of aging. Excessive colon pressure is common in older people and this often associates with diverticulitis. Constant and excessive colon pressure can cause diverticula (sacs) to build in an outward direction […]

Compulsive overeating treatment

There is a broad spectrum of eating disorders, from eating nothing (anorexia) to eating pretty much anything (binge eating). Both ends are very serious and need to be treated as soon as an individual is willing, usually even before that. Furthermore, both ends involve psychological problems that need to be addressed in that treatment for […]

Low carb bars

Years ago, low carbohydrate diets became very popular; hence, low carbohydrate meal and snack bars. At this point, nearly everything has a low carb version; from candies and pasta to beers and other drinks. Whether you want to eat low carb bars because you’re on a low carb diet or you just think they’re a […]

Weight gain diet

It is more common to find people concerned over losing weight. However, there are some who may actually need to gain weight. A number of people are thin naturally. But being thin is not always a good sign. Sometimes being underweight can be the result of a chronic disease or eating disorder – which are […]

Foods that increase metabolism

Our metabolism rate is the rate that the body burns up food and calories that it takes in. The body which is heavy in muscle and low in fat burns many more calories in a much faster rate than a body that is high in fat and low in muscle tissue. One pound of muscle […]

Foods to avoid for high triglycerides

Triglycerides are fatty substances that circulate within the bloodstream of the human body. Triglycerides are similar to fat, and like fat, the body needs triglycerides for energy. Triglycerides are especially necessary by the heart muscles (also known as cardiac muscles) in order to function properly. Although a certain amount of triglycerides is necessary for the […]

Foods to avoid with diverticulitis

There are many foods that cannot be consumed by anyone that is living with diverticulitis. This can make living day to day a bit of a hassle if you do not know what foods you are supposed to avoid. If you inform yourself on the foods that are acceptable and not acceptable to eat then […]

Low sodium diet

Salty foods have become a large part of the American diet; with packaged and processed foods a household staple and a salt shaker a part of every meal, it seems there’s no way to avoid it. Wrong! Sodium intake is a completely controllable part of the diet, you just have to know what changes to […]

Health benefits of eating seafood

Seafood is good for you. No, scratch that. Seafood is great for you. Cold-water, deep sea fish are an excellent source of many vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids (good fats). The fatty acids in particular, which many people are lacking from their diet, are Omega-3 fatty acids. They help protect against heart disease, and […]

Hypothyroidism diet

The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower part of the neck; it is essentially responsible for regulating metabolism by releasing specific hormones. It makes sense that a poor function of the thyroid or its hormones would result in weight issues. In one specific case, hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid doesn’t produce […]

Celery health benefits

Celery has become a common household staple because it can be widely used in salads, soups, and main dishes. Its distinctive flavor may not be preferred by some, but many people love this virtually calorie-free vegetable. Not only does it provide a salty flavor to some foods, but it also has a surprisingly large number […]

Macrobiotic diet

The macrobiotic diet is an approach consisting of Eastern medicine principles; in other words, it is very holistic and natural. The ideas that unite such a diet fall into step with those health-minded individuals who desire both physical and spiritual well-being, the major focus being on yin and yang foods. Some people say this is […]

Foods that reduce inflammation in the body

Inflammation in the body comes in many forms and is a result of many things. Heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis, bacterial or viral infections, acid reflux, candidiasis, acne, and other diseases are all common culprits of inflammation. In fact, in most cases, it is chronic inflammation. Inflammation, whether it is chronic or temporary, […]

Longevity diet

Back in 1935 a study was conducted on mice to find out what would happen to them if they were on a calorie restricted diet. The results were astonishing. The rodents that were given all they wanted to eat every day ended up dying long before the ones that were on a diet that was […]

Vegetarian bodybuilding diet

In many cases, the idea of being a vegetarian as well as a bodybuilder was shamefully ridiculed. Many people think the proteins that are required to build and tone muscles can only be found in meats. But what they do not know is that a healthy combination of many different foods, combined with a group […]

Chia seeds health benefits

Chia plant, scientifically known as salvia hispanica, is an important species of flowering plants. Chia is a sage plant from mint family, which is primarily cultivated for its seeds because of the many uses ranging from the kitchen to pharmaceutics. It was first cultivated by Aztecs and used as compliment by the people to their […]

Low glycemic diet

When it comes to healthy eating guidelines, there is quite a variety in them. But one thing that all of these varieties have in common is the key nutritional message of eating low-GI. The Glycemic Index (GI) suggests consuming carbohydrates with a more complex molecular structure, such as starch, rather than consuming the simple ones […]

Amorphophallus konjac

Amorphophallus konjac is a very large, exotic flower originating in Asia. Other common names are Devil’s Tongue, Snake Plant, and Elephant-Foot Yam, and Voodoo Lily. The long center is called a corm and is wrapped by a large leaf. The parts of the plant that are used are the corm and the tuber, which is […]

Diuretic foods

A diuretic is any substance that increases the production of urine, causing you to urinate more frequently. The idea, when taking diuretics, is to get rid of excess fluid. Water retention can be caused by inadequate protein intake. If any excess fluids stay in the body for long periods of time they can cause damage […]

Raw vegan recipes

Whether you are just converting to veganism or you’ve been part of the vegan community for years, here are some delicious recipes that will satisfy your palate. Breakfast Pumpkin Bread 1 cup barley, soaked 2-3 days (rinse daily) 2 cups soft wheat, sprouted 1 day 1 ½ cups fresh pumpkin puree ½ orange 1 teaspoon […]

Gluten free diet

If you have been watching television, reading magazines, surfing the internet or talking to friends over the past few years, chances are you have heard of all the many dietary restrictions that seem to have cropped up recently. Some people have food allergies and are unable to eat foods like peanuts or shellfish, or even […]