In a recent post whole grains were selected as one of the foods, that you can add to your diet, to help control or manage your blood sugar. However, whole grains are high in carbohydrates, but also rich in fiber, which digest at a slower rate. Here Charlene Fang, ChannelNewsAsia.com, reflects on wholegrain foods and nutrition: "You are eating your vegetables, consuming a healthy amount of fruit and choosing lean proteins. What is missing? Wholegrain foods, which are key to a healthy, balanced … [Read more...] about 8 Surprising Array Of Wholegrain Foods That Will Help You Eat Healthier
In previous posts exercise has been described as a necessity in maintaining good health. Perhaps the benefits of exercise are best summed up in a single word: longevity. With a regular, preferably daily regimen of at least 30 minutes of exercise, you're automatically addressing each of the five points outlined above. Start when you're in your youth and stick with it throughout your life. After all one of the best ways to improve the quality of our lives is exercise. A lack of exercise does have … [Read more...] about Surprisingly, Sore Muscles Are Not Always A Reason To Skip Your Workout
Any of a group of closely related compounds which include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis is referred to as cannabinoid. Basically, a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. There are two known types of cannabinoid receptors, at present, CB1 and CB2, with growing evidence of more. Cannabinoid receptor type 1, found primarily in the brain and Cannabinoid receptor type 2, is found in the … [Read more...] about 9 Other Plant Sources That Contain Cannabinoids, To Ease Anxiety And Relieve Pain
Many suggestions are abound indicating that our lifestyles need to seriously change, if we plan to keep a youthful look well into our golden years. However, aging is simply a process of growing old. Nutrition is a major part of longevity, and the need to maintain a healthy diet is substantial. Here Joy Bauer, Today.com, reflects on lifestyle healthy food for longevity:"Food knowledge is power and what you put on your plate can have a huge impact on your life, whether it's helping to boost … [Read more...] about 6 Foods To Eat For A Longer, Healthier Life
Any substance that promotes diuresis, the increased production of urine, is considered a diuretic. We find diuretics come in several categories and they all increase the excretion of water from the body, but each has its own distinct way. Sometimes diuretics are abused by people with eating disorders, with the goal of of losing weight. However, diuretics are used in medicine to treat heart failure, influenza, water poisoning, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, and some kidney diseases. Here … [Read more...] about 9 Natural Diuretics That Offer Relief From Water Retention And Bloating
In a previous post, major points indicated that eating a very early dinner, or skipping it entirely, alters the way the body burns fat and carbohydrates, resulting in reduced hunger and improved fat burning. The timing of meals remain significant in keeping healthy, in many ways. Here Maggie Fox, Today.com, reflects on important strategy to reduce the risk of heart disease:"Eating a big dinner at night can lead to high blood pressure and diabetes, the American Heart Association said … [Read more...] about Eating Earlier In The Day May Lower Risk For Heart Disease, Says Study
Daily caloric requirements are significant, and any shortage of calories consumed relative to the amount of calories required for maintenance of current body weight, is a "caloric deficit". A deficit can be created by reducing calories consumed. It can also be created by increasing physical activity, from increased caloric requirements necessary to heal an injury, or from growth. Too few calories to maintain a healthy weight level, will result in starvation or death. Here Grant Stoddard, … [Read more...] about If You Don’t Eat Meat, What Happens To Your Body?
Basically, a person who does not eat or use animal products, is considered vegan. A vegan diet contains no animal products. There are many vegan products in the marketplace for vegan lifestyle and vegan food options. Here Lucy Rahim, Telegraph.com, reflects on veganism and reasons to consider it:Image courtesy of: ShellyS"You might have noticed that veganism has been in the news recently.As the fallout from (former) Waitrose Food magazine editor William Sitwell's vegan comments continues apace, … [Read more...] about 6 Scientifically Tested Reasons To Become A Vegan
A disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine is considered diabetes. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1, the body lacks the cells which produce insulin in the pancreas. Type 2, the cells of the body fail to respond to insulin normally and the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. However, here Marygrace Taylor, Prevention.com, reflects … [Read more...] about 11 Foods To Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In Check, If You Have Diabetes
A naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis, basically describes cannabidiol (CBD). It was thought not to be pharmaceutically active after its discovery in 1940. It is considered one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in hemp plants, making up nearly 40% of the plants extract. It can be ingested into the body in various ways, including by inhalation of cannabis smoke or vapor, by mouth, an by aerosol spray into the cheek. Here Kari Paul, reporter, MarketWatch.com, reflects on … [Read more...] about Need To Know About CBD And What Exactly Does It Do?