healthy diet

The Importance Of Healthy Diet

Why is Healthy Eating Important? If I conducted a survey asking hundreds of people their opinion on what constitutes healthy eating, I would get many different answers. Some people think that just because they do not eat out at fast food restaurants, they are on the right track. Others feel that good old home cooking is the way to go regardless of what...

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Super Seeds! Add These Healthy and Yummy Seeds To Your Shopping Cart

Super Seeds to Add to your Shopping List: Seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They are a terrific snack and easy to add to salads and smoothies. Unlike nuts, they are easy to digest. Nuts can be difficult to digest because of their high protein count; and should be eaten in moderation as they are high in fat and calories. If you generally eat a limited amount of protein, 1/4 of a...

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Fiber Foods for a Flat Stomach

How to Get a Flat Stomach by Eating Right Let’s face it… having a flat stomach is something that most people desire. I would go as far as to say that it’s as exciting as say… winning the lottery! As we all know, flat abs are achieved by BOTH exercising properly and eating the right foods. Too often people do the same...

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The Healthy Superpowers of Bananas

Health and Nutritional Benefits of Bananas: I do not think I ever met a person who does not love bananas. Along with apples they are by far the most popular fruits. Why? They are easy, can be eaten on the go, are a perfect portion size, and even have their own wrap. Bananas are very healthy; contain health-promoting flavonoids and poly-phenolic, such as lutein, and...

Synthetic vs. Natural Supplements

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Nutrition From Supplements

Supplements – Natural versus Synthetic:   Vitamin and mineral supplements represent a huge business. There are countless health food stores, pharmacies and even fitness centers selling these products. Powerful marketing encourages people to be safe and supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals. However, there is something we need to ask ourselves before actually purchasing them. Are they safe? Is this necessary?...

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Mastering the Art (and Science) of Balanced Eating

The Basics of Balanced Eating Fifteen years ago, everyone had the same understanding of what “balanced eating” entailed. Today, it is a much more complicated topic with many conflicting opinions and new trends. A “balanced meal plan” to one health expert is not always the same to another health expert. The textbook definition of a balanced diet is, a way of eating that allows you to consume...

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The Difference Between Compound and Isolation Exercises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMgqvQZ3gw&feature=youtu.be Compound vs. Isolation Exercises In the 90’s I trained to compete in body building competitions. In those days, we trained mostly with isolated exercises. The textbook definition of an isolated exercise is any exercise in which only one major muscle group is trained. Examples of these can include bicep curls, tricep extensions, leg extensions, leg curls, and calf raises. At the...

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4 Rules of Food Combining

How to Eat for Maximum Nutrient Absorption and Proper Digestion It never ceases to amaze me how certain people can take information and turn it into hype and the latest trend in eating or weight management. Gluten free is the perfect example. It is no secret that ‘gluten free foods’ are everywhere and even food that would never have gluten in...