Men and women are biologically predisposed to be attracted to a particular type of body shape in the opposite sex. Men generally like curvy women, but today’s female…
I used to always love Falafels, the Middle Eastern vegetarian meal that I always liken to something like fried hummus. They are usually made with breadcrumbs or bread. Sadly this became one of those foods I gave up when I went gluten free, until now…
Cucumbers aren’t the sexy new superfood topping all the lists lately, but this vegetable quietly sits amongst the nutrition superstars with plenty of benefits in its own right. Cucumbers contain very valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.
The pigment that helps to make salmon’s flesh pink is astaxanthin. Astaxanthin lowers C-reactive protein (CRP), which measures inflammation in blood vessels, and your risk for heart attacks and strokes. Astaxanthin can actually reduce wrinkles and sun damage…
Saturated fats can actually keep you lean and healthy. I am a strong believer of including a variety of healthy oils and fats into your diet. I know some people are still really afraid of fat, especially saturated fat, but trust me, healthy fats can truly be good for you and actually help you burn [...]
Getting a diagnosis of cancer can certainly cause one to totally re-evaluate lifestyle choices and diet. While diet and lifestyle have a direct effect on whether someone will eventually get cancer, what about diet and lifestyle changes after a cancer diagnosis? Is it too late? No, according to the research. Studying survival both [...]
Coconuts once were considered bad for you. It was thought that the saturated fat in coconut lead to high cholesterol, clogged arteries, heart disease, and weight gain. So the question is: Are coconuts really good for you or bad for you?
Cooking Oils seem to be an ever changing debate. We had it drilled into our heads that we should all avoid lard, butter and saturated fats. But are vegetable oils any better? New research says that vegetable oils may actually be contributing to the diseases they were meant to prevent. And what about [...]
It’s hard to read sports news anymore without hearing about someone getting caught for illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. Even though most of us are not competing with such high stakes, virtually everyone is looking to enhance their athletic performance and there are ways to do that without cheating and resorting to illicit medications. [...]
Enjoy small squares of this delicious healthy fudge for dessert and for small snacks throughout the day. This is about as good as it gets for a healthy yet delicious treat!
Have you heard the new diet trend? It’s the ‘Paleo’ diet, primal diet or the caveman diet. I guess it’s not exactly what I would call new and trendy, since it is based on the diet that our ancient ancestors ate. ‘The Paleo Diet’ is actually a term that author Loren Cordain, PhD coined [...]
A Really different, refreshing way to eat guacamole. The addition of baby peas adds an unusual, fresh, sweeter taste to the guacamole. And the peas add a little more fiber as well as decreasing the calories in the guacamole.
Injuries, both minor and major, are one of the hardest and most frustrating thing an athlete has to deal with. Injuries usually seem like they occur just as you are beginning to ramp up your training for big events. And now that the weather is warming up, amateur and professional athletes are starting to pick [...]
I recently had my blood lipid panel done for a physical. My Physician was absolutely blown away, and the results astounded even me! Here are my numbers: Total Cholesterol 192 mg/DL (physicians recommend total cholesterol below 200, but this number is subject to drug companies push for statins, and the ratio of HDL cholesterol to [...]
I talk to so many well-informed, health-conscious people who are concerned about eating a healthy diet, but the one thing that comes up over and over again is this 'cholesterol-phobia' towards cholesterol and saturated fats. And if you pay attention to mainstream media, you are probably convinced that high cholesterol and saturated fat intake will [...]
Coconut milk as an ingredient makes a great satisfying snack. And, the coconut taste does not overpower anything, in fact, it has very little flavor on its own. I made up this pudding recipe and it has become my new favorite snack or sweet treat. There are tons of great variations on it too and it only uses a few ingredients.
As a competitive cyclist, I am around athletes all the time. It’s amazing to me what some of them eat, drink and fuel their bodies with before, during and after races. The myth of ‘carb loading’ is still there, as well as attempting to fuel with sugary, chemical-laden substances before and during and after races. [...]