How the Mediterranean Diet Beats High Blood Pressure

The Mediterranean diet is not some new fad diet … dreamed up by a weight-loss “guru” or as a new health measure. It is thousands of years old. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have been eating a natural diet … that has been proven in numerous studies to reduce the risk of heart attack and keep blood pressure from rising. The great thing about the Mediterranean diet is … it’s a pleasure to eat and you’re much more likely to stick with it. It’s easy to adopt this diet as there are no special requirements. Unlike the radical requirements of many fad diets, the Mediterranean diet doesn’t ask you to make impractical changes in your eating … it offers …

Is Saturated Fat In Coconut Good For Your Heart Health?

You probably know that saturated fats are bad fats that can cause all kinds of heart related diseases. Did you know that and the humble coconut oil has 92% saturated fats? Then why is it that there are many advocates of taking coconut oil as a health supplement? Isn’t that contradictory? Supporters of virgin coconut oil argue that coconut oil helps them to improve skin condition, have more energy and even to lose weight. Huh? consuming saturated fats to lose weight? How is that possible? These advocates hail the virgin coconut oil as one of the hottest new nutritional supplement to hit the health and nutrition industry in years. This logic flies against conventional wisdom, isn’t it? Saturated fat and …

Dieting – Healthy Diet

A healthy diet involves including in the diet all the food groups that one sees in the food chart. It is eating in variety. It is enjoying life including titillating the palate. The main pitfall of obesity and being unhealthy is sticking to a particular food group day in and day out. The habit of eating only a particular food group nourishes the body, energizes it in fact but limited only to the nourishment that a particular food group offer. And so it is very important to diversify your menu although that done, it is just as important that the correct balance is achieved. Throughout the country, it is very common to see large people that are undernourished. For example, …

More addictive than cocaine, more fattening than bacon and its in everything you eat

Remember the big trans-fat scare of a few years back? You know, how McDonald’s was actively trying to poison us all with their anti-life French fries? “There’s trans-fat in those delicious fries! My God! Won’t somebody think of the children!” And yet nobody knew what the hell a trans-fat was. As if Mickey Dee’s would intentionally try and kill off its customers, right? Yes, but fast food is not healthy and kids and adults are getting fat because they eat it 12 times a week! Well, duh! The last time I checked, Ronald McDonald doesn’t come around to your house with a gun and force you to gnaw on fries and milk shakes. Pretty sure we have to go to …

Healthy Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, even though choosing the right foods can be very hard indeed. To assist you with your healthy grocery shopping, the tips below can indeed help make things easier than ever before: 1. Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. 2. Select canned fruits and tuna that are packed in water, not oil or syrup. 3. Look at the labels for the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated”. The earlier you see them appear on the list, the higher the amount of unhealthy trans fatty acids the food will contain. 4. Don’t buy turkey with the skin on it, and if you plan to buy chicken – buy a chicken breast meal. …