Professional golfer Phil Mickelson recently won the P.G.A. Championship at 50-years old, reportedly making him the oldest winner of a major golf tournament. I by no means consider 50 to be old, but in the world of professional sports 50 is apparently "old." Mickelson beat players half his age, so, of course, everyone wants to know: what is his secret?
Creatine. It’s one of those things many people don’t know exactly what it is, but they know it is important for bodybuilding. Although it is true that creatine is important for building muscle, there is much more to it.
The first two things that come to mind when people think of addiction issues are usually drugs and alcohol. But, of course, we can really become addicted to anything whether it’s food, sugar, shopping, exercise and sex (just to name a few). Once a substance or habit starts to take over and negatively affect your quality of life, livelihood and health, to me, this is addiction.
Healthy foods really can have magical effects. For example, foods high in vitamin C, such as lemon, orange, kiwi, broccoli and bell pepper, help prevent scurvy and may even help better manage diabetic foot ulcers and slow down aging of our skin. Carob powder appears to be another one of these magical foods.
In theory, it should be relatively easy for doctors and nutritionists to decide once and for all whether margarine or butter is better – or at least which is less harmful – to our hearts. Analyze their individual compositions and the one with the best heart-health profile should win. Unfortunately, things are never usually quite that clear cut when it comes to diet and nutrition. And complicating matters even more, what if both are equally unhealthy for our hearts but for different reasons? If that is the case, are we to be consigned to dry toast and flavorless cooking in the name of health?
What is particularly special about mushrooms is that they are one of the few non-fortified food sources of vitamin D (which is a nutrient that is essential for bone health and may help prevent acute respiratory infections). They are also a good source of plant-based protein and may even aid in cancer prevention.
There are now many white flour alternatives such as almond flour, spelt flour, oat flour, millet flour, rice flour, coconut flour, buckwheat flour, chickpea flour, amaranth flour, potato flour, quinoa flour, whole wheat flour and more. Let’s just say you have some options!
An excessively fat liver is an unhealthy and possibly damaged liver. An accumulation of excess fat in the liver may be caused by being overweight or obese (which, of course, is usually the result of eating a poor, nutrient-void diet) and leading a sedentary lifestyle. People who carry a lot of belly fat (visceral fat) are especially prone to developing NAFLD. Visceral fat grows deep inside the stomach and may wrap around your vital organs (such as the liver). Having this type of fat may also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
You may have heard that eating a lot of red meat may increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but a bigger issue may be your intake of processed meats. In a nutshell, processed meats are meats that have been changed through methods such as salting, curing, fermenting and smoking. These methods usually enhance flavor as well as give the meat a longer shelf life. Some examples of processed meats include bacon, sausage, salami, hot dogs, canned meat, corned beef and ham.
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Many Americans are now forced to assess their health and face the fact that it might be a good idea to finally get rid of excess weight and address metabolic issues. Being overweight or obese and/or having issues such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease are conditions that can wreak havoc on the immune system by promoting chronic inflammation and other problems.
What strikes me most about this special cookie is that it contains five servings of fruits and vegetables. Five is the “magic number.” What I mean by this is that many reputable organizations, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), state that five servings of fruits and veggies are the minimum amount of these foods in general a person should eat on a daily basis. (Keep in mind this is a general recommendation and may change depending on age, sex and level of physical activity).
The latest foods to find themselves portrayed as dietary “villains” are those that contain what are known as antinutrients. The word itself is almost enough to make any health-minded person run in the other direction avoid them at all costs. After all, by definition antinutrients are compounds found in plant and animal foods that inhibit our bodies’ ability to absorb these and other foods’ various nutrients.
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