In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
My teenage daughter’s favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. “A perfect breakfast,” she states. Teenage translation: "I can sleep a... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
I just made my first Pumpkin Spice coffee of the fall...even tho it's not fall yet ;) My low cal version is brewed coffee w/splenda, pumpkin pie spice, and half&half. Anyone else have a low cal flavored coffee drink idea or recipe?... Read more
Does anyone know which is better from a nutritional stand point? I've read chia seeds are more filling which can reduce your desire to keep eating, but do they offer a better nutritional benefit?
I've started drinking one smoothy per day with on... Read more
I usually have old fashion oatmeal made with 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup water and I add in some blueberries but it doesn't always fill me up. I wondered if adding some ground flax seed or chia seeds would help bulk it up a little. What are y... Read more
Hi everyone I am Richard and I live in Trinidad & Tobago and I am here to get fit, loose 42 pounds and get toned with definition like when I was 42 years, I want to be able to run a mile in at least 5 or 6 minutes. So guys, I will need your motivatio... Read more
Italian researchers have found that increaseing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids leads to a decrease in insulin resistance, so that means omega-3 will join the list of other foods recommended by your doc or provider to stave off diabetes. Eat fis... Read more
Pumpkin Seeds can help depression, they contain L-tryptophan which is naturally effective against depression, they can prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds contains 92% of your daily value of magnesium, a mineral i... Read more
Mother knows best. Back in 2005, my mom starting telling me about this "amazing" seed that was great for health. She added it to smoothies, granola, breads, and just about everything else. Flax, I quickly learned, was versatile and an easy... Read more
In honor of Heart Awareness Month, I've gathered up recipes that have the ultimate superfood: chia seeds. Chia seeds are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. If you have not heard of chia seeds, read "What Can Yo... Read more
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