There’s no doubt that you’ve heard the hype about antioxidants in recent years. But, what exactly are they? Well, antioxidants are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a process that occurs in our body all the time, but it produces free radicals which can play a role in damaging cells.
Trying to eat a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are the two best ways to ensure that your body is functionally optimally, inside and out. Unfortunately, most Americans during some point in their life will find themselves deficient in certain nutrients, which their diet just doesn’t provide.
I know, I know… all diets are “the worst,” if only because they prevent you from eating the things that you really, really love. Also, they usually don’t work. Whether they’re too limiting to realistically keep up, too much work to maintain or just too darn bland to enjoy, there’s a reason most nutritionists consider “diet” a dirty word.
If you’re trying to eat healthy, it can be overwhelming every time you step into the grocery store. Which foods are really the most beneficial for you? We’ve compiled this list of 40 foods that are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds that will help you on your health journey.
Blame it on running around. Blame it on the eggnog. Blame it on not finding a parking space less than a mile from the mall’s front door. Blame it on the weather, out-of-town guests, stress, and sleep deprivation. Or just blame it on Santa!
Most kids would be perfectly happy to eat ice cream for every meal. Unfortunately, as the responsible adult in their lives, it’s up to you to ensure that they don’t have the chance. Here are 15 tricks you can use to make healthy choices seem almost as appetizing as all-you-can-eat ice cream!
Nowadays, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t crave sweets every now and again. The average person consumes about 53 pounds of sugar per year, and if that seems excessive, imagine how high that number is if you actually have a sweet tooth!
Navigating the health food landscape isn’t easy. Even if you’re disciplined enough to sidestep the snack aisle, you still need to watch your portion sizes. In most countries, packaged food must include the suggested serving size. That said, it’s easy to get crossed up.
There are many weight loss fads out there that are simply a waste of your time and money. But, no single supplement or exercise can make you lose weight—and keep it off— on its own. Healthy weight loss is a combination of diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. That’s why we’ve gathered 40 of the best weight loss tips that are proven by science to help you on your weight loss journey.
This Halloween, you can give children a great surprise when they come by your house for Trick or Treat. You can swap out the traditional candy and gift them some exciting alternative treats that definitely won’t leave them disappointed!
It’s almost Halloween again, and the kids are gearing up to put on their favorite ghost and witch outfits and roam the streets in search of candy. It’s around this time of year that parents need to start thinking about the safety of their kids, too. Every year, we hear horror stories about the bizarre things that have been found in Halloween candy!
Imagine a world without hot beverages. No hot chocolate at the skating rink. No hot apple cider at the orchard. No sweet tea at Grandma’s brunch. Hot drinks keep the world spinning. At least, in the business world they do. I couldn’t tell you the last time I woke up without the help of a steaming, deliciously brewed cup of Joe.
Freddy Krueger is retired, Jason is deceased and Scream hasn’t been scary for decades. No, these days the scariest thing about Halloween is also the sweetest. We’re all entitled to indulge, and cheat days make the world spin, but your body is a temple and it’s your duty to exorcise it of those coco-covered demons.
Alcohol is deadly. There’s no other way to put it. In the short term, alcohol has been shown to negatively impact sleep, it can destroy personal relationships, it can decimate your savings account and it can cause major weight fluctuations. The long-term effects are much more grim.
It can be difficult to find a variety of healthy breakfasts that taste good – but that doesn’t mean you should just skip breakfast altogether. After all, eating breakfast has an effect on the way you metabolize glucose throughout the day.