A calorie is a calorie is a calorie The saying, “A calorie is a calorie is a calorie” attempts to make the point that all calories are the same. While it’s true calories provide the same amount of energy regardless of source, there is a difference between how various foods
Your eating habits have a lot to do with your overall health. The types of food you eat can either prevent or speed up certain diseases. Eating healthy doesn’t always mean counting your calories but it does mean being able to differentiate between good and bad choices. Step 1: Eat
Granola is an excellent breakfast food or snack that when made with the right ingredients is delicious, healthy and provides your body with all the nutrients it needs to get through a workout or start the day off right. This chocolate peanut butter recipe is quick, cheap, nutritious and delicious.
Properly reading a nutrition label is a basic skill that everyone who is interested in staying healthy needs to learn. Too often, food manufacturers market an item as healthy when in fact it’s no different than the average unhealthy product on the shelf. Don’t Be Fooled Most of the time,
In Part 1 of Protein Supplements, we discussed the role of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how different types of protein supplements can affect you and your workout routine. Here we’ll go over when you should use supplements for gaining versus losing weight,
Differentiating between beneficial and harmful foods is the foundation of creating a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition helps manage weight, increases energy level, improves body composition and decreases disease risk. Good nutrition isn’t only for those looking to shed pounds. Everyone, regardless of weight goals, benefits from making healthy food choices.
Americans’ intake of sugar is way too high and it has no real value in the diet. We use sugar for energy which is the extent of what it’s good for. Too much sugar leads to very serious health effects including obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Though dietary
Sugar is addictive, bad for you in large quantities and makes everything it touches delicious. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in some foods such as fruits and vegetables, and added to other foods such as candy bars, sodas and cookies. Like all good things, Americans tend to
Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate which the body lacks the ability to digest. Though we do not absorb any calories from fiber, it is an important nutrient which aids in many bodily functions, specifically those in the digestive system. Fiber has been linked to a decreased risk of
What we commonly refer to as table salt is made up of two elements (sodium and chlorine) and known as sodium chloride. Though a high sodium intake is associated with adverse health effects, a small amount is required to maintain normal bodily functions. Unfortunately, with an increased reliance on processed