We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
I have been letting the meal plans show on my nutrition tracker and I notice a lot of dairy, in particular milk. OK I admit it, I am suspicious of the lobby efforts of the milk industry and think that is part of the reason I see milk so often. I am... Read more
Again I found myself in a discussion about weight loss among a few friends also "on diets". Much about the same stuff, plans, supplements, fads, special, health and diet foods, foods to eat and avoid, exercise etc. All of us been on the yo-yo routi... Read more
Lately I've been using Almond milk with my cereal and oatmeal to save on the calories since I hate skimmed milk. I always buy the shelf stable type. The first brand I got was Alpro almond milk unsweetened. It was alright, but it taste... Read more
Just started a new round of high dose prednisone last Tuesday for my ulcerative colitis flare & gained 4 pounds since. Ugh. Doesn't help I have to eat a near no fiber diet while in a flare :/... Read more
Silymarin, milk thistle, is an herb that strengthens the liver. I use this, when I can get it, anytime I am losing weight. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins, which are often stored in body tissues including fats.10... Read more
I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pou... Read more
When we heard that the pomegranate juice purveyor POM was selling coffee, we were intrigued and slightly perplexed. Pomegranate isn't a fruit flavor that we thought would mix well with coffee. What would it taste like? Why mix coffee and pomegranates... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
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