Coenzyme Q10 is one of the absolutely essential substances involved in the inner workings of our body, promoting chemical reactions and protecting our body from free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is functionally similar to vitamins and is present in most human cells except red blood cells and lens cells lacking mitochondria. It significantly contributes to converting the energy from food into chemical ATP energy. Most of Q10 is included in heart, lungs and liver – ie. body parts with highest energy requirements. Read More »
What is the Glycemic Index and why should we watch its value in the food we eat? Why should we prefer foods with a low GI and limit the others? Glycemic index (GI), simply put, expresses the speed and extent with which food increases the concentration of sugar in the blood. In detail, glycemic index expresses how much each gram of available carbohydrate in a food raises the blood glucose level after consumption, relative to consumption of pure glucose (glucose has a Gi of 100). Read More »
There are many different forms of dietary supplements that you can buy and use – most often used are tablets and capsules. They are very easy to use and store and have a longer lifespan than other forms. In addition to the content of active nutrients, we can find other substances (additives) with different functions – most often they lenghten their shelf life, add to their volume, prevent their oxidation or facilitate their disintegration in stomach. Read More »
Avocado is an exotic fruit that has a long tradition in the history of mankind. Originally coming from South America, it became generally known as one of the few fruits that contain a high amounts of fat. Read More »
It is beyond doubt that addition of different herbs and spices makes your meals something extra to offer. Firstly, they enhance the flavor and make foods more delicious that is only possible by adding natural herbs and spices to your diet. Secondly, they provide a myriad of health benefits because they are rich in almost all types of nutrients, are antioxidants, and they have unbelievable medical properties.
Among many benefits of herbs, some of these plants are also very useful for maintaining body in proper shape as they can help in weight loss. You can add following spices and herbs to your diet if you are on a weight loss campaign. Read More »
Nopal cactus, also called prickly pear cactus, is a staple in Mexican cuisine. It is added to Mexican salads, tacos and eggs and in recent times it has been hailed as a superfood for its anti-oxidant properties. Nopal cactus is rich in betalains and reduces blood glucose levels so has some benefits for diabetics. Read More »
In this fast-paced world, people just swallow their food without properly chewing them. Gone are the days when people focused on eating their food slowly. What’s this fuss about chewing, you ask? Well, here are 5 pointers why proper chewing should be on top of your agenda: Read More »
Your teeth are here to stay for as long as you can keep them. There are lots of foods and beverages you can substitute into your daily lifestyle that are just as beneficial as brushing or flossing, and of course there are many foods that you should stay away from. Here is a list of the best foods and drinks for your teeth. Read More »
A study revealed that alcohol contributes to 16% of the daily calorie intake of the average American. That translates to about 150-200 extra calories daily which amounts to about 10 pounds gained every year.
Males between the ages of 20-29 consume the most alcohol which contributes to an extra 174 calories consumed daily. Another startling revelation was the 6% of women and 20% of men consumed more than 300 calories from alcohol daily.
As the holiday approaches, the level of alcohol consumption goes way up and with that the unwanted weight gain. If you want to get merry this holiday without the accompanying weight, you can replace these high calorie drinks with lower calorie options that are just as festive. Read More »
By Roger Navidad Pahuriray
Maintaining a healthy and sexy figure despite eating and pigging out is a dream of many. But not everyone is blessed to have such an ultra fast metabolism. No need to fret if you’re one of the many who need to watch their diet and exercise to avoid gaining weight. Believe it or not, there are foods you can eat that help burn fat fast. Here are a few of them: Read More »