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
There are specific foods that help to speed metabolism and also burn fat according to many, as mentioned on previous posts. However, all foods speed metabolism, also mentioned previously. Generally, the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life, refers to metabolism. Here Christine Byrne, MensHealth.com, reflects on boosting metabolism:“Metabolism” is one of those buzz words that gets thrown around a lot.Effortlessly thin people, for example, are often said … [Read more...] about Is The Key To Weight Loss To “Boost Your Metabolism”?
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?
The nutritional facts label is required on most packaged food in many countries.They also release overall nutritional guides for general educational purposes. The guides are based on different dietary targets for various nutrients, in some cases, rather than labels on specific foods. The Nutritional Facts label in the U.S., limits the percentage supplied that is recommended to be met, or to be limited, in one day of human nutrients based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories. Here Sara Chodosh, … [Read more...] about Does Providing Nutrition Information On Packages Have A Positive Impact On Diet?
In the context of health or physical fitness, weight loss refers to reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, tendon, muscle and other connective tissue. To improve an actual or perceive over weight or obese condition, a conscious effort must be made. Here Christopher Mohr, PH.D, R.D., MensHealth.com, reflects on lifestyle changes to lose weight: "A few years ago, one of my friends at Men's Health stepped on the … [Read more...] about 61 Small Changes To Lose Weight
A healthy snack helps to maintain or improve overall health, rather than the opposite, while providing the body with essential nutrition and adequate calories. There are many nutritional guides published that educate individuals on what should be eaten to be healthy. Pay attention to what you eat. Here Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, reflects on several healthy and weight loss friendly snacks:"Sometimes you simply get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal.Having some healthy snacks on hand … [Read more...] about 29 Healthy Snacks To Add To Your Diet That Are Weight Loss Friendly