Improving Eating Habits Can Be Easier Than You Think

Americans, now more than ever, recognize the need to change the way they eat. From reducing fat and sugar intake to cutting carbs, many are looking for extra steps they can take in the kitchen to improve their overall health. In fact, a recent survey administered by Opinion Research highlights this trend, revealing that 86 percent of Americans believe there are dietary changes they could be making to improve their well-being. Despite this desire to take the necessary steps, 63 percent indicated they still struggle with ways to eat healthier. When it comes to specific reasons behind the difficulty in changing cooking and eating habits, 70 percent of respondents believed eating healthier will prevent them from enjoying their favorite foods, …

Improve Your Health With Fiber

Your fiber intake is a critical factor in weight loss and general well-being. Health professionals advise that adults should eat at least 25-35 grams of fiber each day. The current average in western countries such as Australia and the United States is well below the recommended levels. For many people, increasing your fiber intake would very likely lead to improved health outcomes. Check the following chart to see how much fiber you’re getting. Food Source – Dietary Fiber Content (grams) Mixed grain/brown bread (1 slice) – 1.5g White bread (1 slice) – 0.8g Rolled oats (1 cup cooked) – 3.3g Bran cereal (1/2 cup) – 7.5g Rice (1/2 cup cooked) – 0.8g Rice, brown (1/2 cup cooked) – 1.8g Spaghetti, …

How To Find Out If Your Diet Is Healthy Enough

Everyone wants to eat a healthier diet, but it can sometimes be difficult to know if your diet is healthy enough. There are a number of factors that go into creating a healthy diet, and it is important to evaluate the current state of your diet before embarking on a plan for healthier eating. There are several questions you should ask yourself when evaluating the healthiness (or lack thereof) of your current eating plan! Do I eat a wide variety of foods? Variety is one of the most important hallmarks of a healthy diet, since no one food contains all the nutrients needed by the human body. It is important to eat foods from all the major food groups, including …

Ingredients Commonly Found in Fat Burners

The term commonly used with fat burning supplements is often thermogenics, which as the name suggests, has to do with temperature. These supplements have been shown to help increase the body’s temperature enabling the body’s ability to burn calories as heat; to be used as energy, thereby preventing them from being stored a fat. Effective thermogenic supplements are those that contain key ingredients that create a fat burning ‘thermogenic’ environment by working together and in synergy. Some of these ingredients also aid in reducing appetite and spiking an increase in short-term energy. Such common ingredients are: Alpha Lipoic Acid • Prevents cellular damage (from free radicals), reduces oxidative stress, lowers blood sugar • Increases energy levels • Powerful insulin potentiator …

Dieting – Eating A Balanced Diet On closer look

the world is able to supply all that the body needs to keep it strong, healthy and living well. Dieting is not always abstaining from food rather, it is eating a balanced diet. It is the preference of one food group over the other that create the imbalance. Sodium for example is essential to the functioning of the body. Without it various illnesses arise. More than that, sodium makes us sweat out the toxins that the body has accumulated whether naturally or not. Sodium is also an agent that helps keep the body temperature at operating limits. Fat is too. Fat for all its portrayed grossness keeps the skin looking well and toned. It is the body’s best insulator against …