Category: Living Healthy

poor diet

Study: Poor Diet to Blame for Nearly Half of Heart Disease Deaths

A new study led by Dr. Ashkan Afshin of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows that a lack of healthy foods and high intake of unhealthy foods contributed to over 415,000 cardiovascular disease deaths in the U.S. in 2015. “Low intake of healthy foods such as nuts, vegetables, whole …

obesity

Study: Despite Higher Obesity Rates, Fewer Adults Attempting Weight Loss

According to a new study published in JAMA, despite a substantial rise in obesity since the late 1980s, the percentage of people in the United States who are trying to shed weight has dropped. Researchers from Georgia Southern University believe a social acceptance of higher body weight could be to blame for this occurrence. “Socially acceptable body …

nutrition

World Heart Federation President Says Major Dietary Guidelines Not Supported By Science

Dr. Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, said nutrition guidelines in relation to fats, salt, carbohydrates, and even vegetables are not supported by science. “Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We …

dairy alternatives

Healthy and Simple Swaps for Your Favorite Dairy Products

There are many reasons to not eat dairy—lactose intolerance is only one of them. Although it’s a staple in American diets, dairy products are not as healthy as you might be led to believe. Dairy products like yogurt and cheese offer a handful of health benefits, and eating high-quality grass-fed dairy in moderation is quite safe. …

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6 Essential Diabetes Management Tips You Should Know About

Diabetes can be a challenging condition to manage. It takes time and effort because you need to keep in mind so many variables—diet, medication, exercise, stress and so on. You have to do everything it takes to keep your blood glucose levels in the desired range, and this is a constant balancing act. We’ve put …

healthiest oils

The Healthiest Cooking Oils to Add To Your Pantry in 2017

When looking for a healthy oil to cook with, it’s good to do some research because there are so many to choose from. This post will help you know more about the healthiest oils you should add in your pantry this year. It’s important to remember that every oil has a different set of qualities that …

food diary

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Food Diary

When it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, one of the main factors for success is accountability. Without being accountable for your dietary choices, it’s impossible to change your diet for the better. There are many ways of keeping track of the foods you consume, but the most efficient way is maintaining a food diary. …

cooking for two

A Simple Guide to Cooking Healthy Meals for Two

Cooking healthy meals isn’t as easy as healthy eating Instagram accounts lead you to believe. It requires a great deal of planning, preparation and creativity. Cooking for two can be tricky—especially if your culinary skills are rusty. Leftovers sound practical, but there’s only so much mac and cheese you can eat in a week. Eating out …

too many carbs

6 Surprising Signs Your Carb Consumption Is Through the Roof

If you live for carbs and can’t get enough of them, you’re not alone. Carbs are everywhere, and unless you possess exceptional willpower you’ll fall prey to them at every meal. We’re sure you don’t need to be told—eating too many carbs can pose many risks to your health, and restricting your carb consumption can …

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10 Simple Ways to Cut 500 Calories from Your Diet Every Day

Anyone who has tried to shed pounds knows that unless you’re blessed with fast metabolism, losing weight is far from easy. Miracle diets and weight loss pills won’t make it easier because, really, there’s only one way you can you can lose weight—by creating a caloric deficit. You need to burn more calories than you …