It seems that with every decade that passes, some poor food group gets villainized.Carbs… fats… even proteins have been on the “naughty” foods list at one time or another – a direct result of the current fad of the times. But there’s one food in particular that’s received SO much bad press, that even today most people avoid eating it.The irony, of course, is that science is showing us how this one lonely food is perhaps one of the best “superfoods” out there, based on all the health benefits it can provide. So what is it?
If you’ve ever had a hard time losing weight, despite the fact that you were making healthy eating choices, listen up… It could be because of a psychological effect called the “health halo” that leads you to overeat – without you realizing it!
There is a inexpensive mineral you are probably slightly deficient in. The good news…getting enough of this mineral could help in the fight against cancer…that super power mineral is IODINE. In this article I have revealed a few inexpensive food sources where you can get this mineral and make sure you benefit from its protective effects.
I’ve got a question for you that’s important to your fitness goals…(drum roll) Do you feel you get enough sleep? I ask because about 28 percent of adults these days report getting 5 or LESS hours of sleep-every night. That’s not nearly enough to let your body “do its thing” – so you can wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized, ready to face a new day. But did you also know that lack of sleep can be detrimental to your waistline?
The average person who’s gone on and off diets has probably lost a total of 50 – 100 lbs throughout their lifetime, if you add up the weight they lost each time they dieted. However, many gain all the weight back and then some, and start the dieting cycle over and over again. Why does this happen? WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DIET?
I just came across a VERY good reason why you should consider staying clear of diet soda. Recent findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s 2011 International Stroke Conference concluded that diet soda can significantly increase your risk for stroke, heart attack and vascular death. The findings were based on the Northern Manhattan Study, which looked at more than 2,500 people across various ethnic groups to discover specific stroke risk factors. And as you might guess, diet soda tops the list.
You’ve probably already heard that nuts are good for you. They have heart-healthy antioxidants and are a great source of “healthy” fats. But did you know that nuts can also make you feel happy? Scientists have discovered a link between eating nuts and serotonin levels in the body. Just so we’re on the same page, serotonin is a chemical your brain releases that can suppress appetite, improve heart health, and make you feel calmer and happier.
It’s certainly possible. And easier than you may have thought. When it comes to losing that excess around the middle, most of the advice you’ve probably heard is completely wrong. It’s not surprising. There are quite a few myths out there when it comes to getting a flat stomach.