When thinking about making a change to improve one’s health, lots of people think the way to do it is to make elaborate preparations.
In some restaurants in my local area, soup isn’t available during the summer months. I understand why soup is especially good on winter days, but I never understood why restaurants don’t serve soup in the summer. After all, it’s not like we stop eating hot meals or drinking coffee and tea.
It’s pronounced KEEN-wah and this tiny seed offers a great alternative to rice, bulgur, barley and couscous. It’s long been a staple food in South America, especially in Bolivia, Peru and Chile. In more recent years, quinoa has become popular in the US and in the UK as an alternative to grains. Here are three reasons you should give it a try.
Fruit has sugar and it’s common sense that too much sugar is not good. So it’s logical to conclude that too much fruit is not good for you. In fact, some doctors suggest that fruit should be limited to 2-3 servings a day and warn that eating more than that can raise triglycerides and cause liver damage, due to the fructose.
Whatever health-related habit you’d like to adopt, psychologist James Prochaska’s research can help. Prochaska’s father died from alcoholism, motivating him to research whether there was a way people can learn how to break bad habits and introduce new, healthier ones.
It’s time for a new you, right? A healthier, fitter, more energized you. You want to be able to climb the stairs without feeling like you’re in the Olympics and tie your shoes without losing your center of gravity. You’ve got big plans.
Transitioning to a healthier diet generally includes eating more foods that produce intestinal gas. This can be discouraging and cause some people to avoid eating high-fiber foods, like beans and leafy greens.
In your mind’s eye, see yourself eating lunch during a typical workday. Chances are you’ve grabbed something quick and are eating in between distractions. You might even be eating at your desk while answering emails or responding to Facebook messages.
Many people associate exercise with weight loss, but there are lots of other health benefits you can get from moving your body regularly. Here are five of them.
Flax crackers are an amazing thing to have in your kitchen. They are incredible versatile, easy to make, vegan, sugar free and gluten free. The base of the crackers is made from ground flax seeds and water.