Snack Foods for Low-Residue, Low-Fiber Diets

A low-residue, low-fiber diet restricts your intake of any food that may increase the bulk of your stool and cause you to have more frequent bowel movements. You may be placed on this diet if you have had surgery on your digestive tract, certain types of cancer treatments or suffer from a digestive disorder like…

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What to Eat on the Zone for Breakfast

Contrary to what I hear all the time, the Zone Diet is NOT a low carb diet. It’s very balanced and very healthy, I’ve never felt better than when I’m on the Zone Diet. If you eat the right foods in the right proportions, you’ll be healthier and lose weight, says the Zone diet developer,…

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Dishonesty Gets You High Finds Study

Dishonest deeds lead to ‘cheater’s high,’ study shows

Most of us would hopefully not consider cheating, particularly in serious situations. The feeling of guilt would overcome us. Or would it? New research suggests that cheaters are more likely to feel upbeat than remorseful following a dishonest deed…

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Gatekeeper hormone can make or break health and weight - Here's how to balance the odds

Important Hormone will Decide your Weight – Here’s How to Control It.

(NaturalNews) Ever heard of leptin? It just happens to be a master hormone that influences weight, energy and cardiovascular health. When this hormone is imbalanced, a cascade of health issues are provoked – creating a path of general ill health. If you feel fatigued, fat or unwell, proper leptin metabolism might be the answer. Unclear about the function of leptin? It’s called the “gatekeeper of fat metabolism” for good reason. Mark’s Daily Apple offers a brief introduction to the hormone: “Leptin is secreted by fat cells and is received by receptors in the hypothalamus. If leptin is absent, feeding […]

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FDA Warns Consumers of Supplement Containing Prescription Anti-Inflammatory

FDA Warns Consumers of Supplement Containing Prescription Anti-Inflammatory Drug (Posted: 8/23/2013) UK Warns Against a Weight Loss Supplement Still Available to Americans (Posted: 8/22/2013) Seller of Vitamin, Tea and MSM Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (Posted: 8/21/2013) Weight Loss Supplement Formulas For Men and Women Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs (Posted: 8/20/2013) Maker of Energy, Weight Loss, Sleep and Vitamin D Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations (Posted: 8/16/2013) Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (Posted: 8/16/2013) Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled (Posted: 8/8/2013) Sleep Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared […]

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Get 25 grams of Fiber Daily it’s Easy

Consuming soluble fiber, which helps remove cholesterol from the body, may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. It also helps prevent Type 2 diabetes, and it’s even a weight-loss tool because it helps make you feel full so you eat less. However, getting enough soluble fiber is a challenge. You won’t be able to consume 10 to 25 grams of soluble fiber daily unless you plan your diet to include the best sources. Recommendations The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends consuming at least 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber daily as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet. It […]

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Protein or Carbs to Gain Muscle?

Protein and carbohydrates both play a pivotal role in building muscle, and it isn’t a case of either or. However, each macronutrient has its own different part to play, and it may be that you’re consuming the wrong amounts of one or the other. Many athletes, bodybuilders and recreational gym-goers put much more emphasis on one, which can be a mistake. Protein Proteins are made up of amino acids — the materials required for building new cells. This makes protein essential for repair and recovery following weight training and ultimately for building muscle. The International Society of Sports Nutrition […]

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Carbohydrates and Sleepy / Tiredness

Carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy for your body on a day-to-day basis, especially during exercise. Therefore, it’s no surprise that eating too few carbs can cause tiredness. However, overindulging in carbs – especially those that are unhealthy — may also cause fatigue. To maximize your energy levels, consume recommended amounts of carbs and pick carb-rich foods that are nutrient-dense. Low-Carb Diets Though protein-rich, low-carb diets may help overweight individuals shed pounds, MayoClinic.com reports that going low-carb can cause tiredness, weakness, dizziness and even mental fatigue – which often means difficulty concentrating at work. MayoClinic.com also notes that […]

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