Triglycerides are essential for moving fat about in the body. But let them get out of control and you could be looking at heart disease, stroke and even death.
Cholesterol in the blood comes from two sources – the food you eat, and the cholesterol your liver produces. In a word – cholesterol is essential for life.
With their beneficial effects on digestion, immune system support, nutrient production and absorption and protection from disease, intestinal flora play a vital role in our health.
Omega this, omega that. Fish oil, flax seed oil, DHA, EPA… The buzz around essential fatty acids has reached levels that might lead one to think the fountain of youth had been discovered. Well, almost…
Not all cooking oils are the same. The oil you choose could have serious health implications for you and your family.
Juice fasting is a great way to get off the dieting rollercoaster and see real results quickly. Safe and effective when carried out correctly, juice fasting benefits your entire being.
While it may be virtually impossible to completely eliminate sugar from your diet there are many ways to marginalize your sugar intake and significantly reduce the amount of sugar you use when cooking.
Reducing sugar intake or eliminating added sugar from your diet altogether, has many health benefits. Perhaps the most important aspect is that eliminating added sugar helps control your blood sugar levels, preventing or delaying the development of diabetes.
Eating raw foods is natural. Our bodies thrive on all that is fresh and vital. A raw food diet (or increasing the amount of raw food that you eat) is bound to bring a feeling of increased wellbeing.
Eating at a restaurant is an activity we all enjoy, but the very things that make it so enjoyable pose a problem for healthy restaurant eating. Rich food, creamy sauces, high levels of salt and fat – all of these create a minefield for people who are trying to lose weight, who have certain medical conditions, or who just want to pursue a healthier lifestyle.