Most people want to eat better, feel better, and live longer. However, it seems that manufactured food is geared toward convenience and taste, regardless of the nutrient value. According to www.worldheart.org, high consumption of salt, unsaturated fats, and low consumption of fruits and vegetables account for 1.7 million deaths per year. Here are 5 reasons why it is so difficult to stay on a healthy eating trend, and what to do about it.
Studies have proven that sugary drinks, such as soda, increase the risk for heart disease. A recent report by the University of California at Davis found that the faulty ingredient was not sugar, however, but the high fructose corn syrup added to the drinks. While fructose is not pure cane sugar, it is a type of sugar, which is important in understanding the link between sugar and heart disease.
While many of us have wisely removed white flour from our diets, the terminology around whole wheat vs. whole grain can be puzzling. A recent article presented by fitday.com provides good guidance.
How to Stop Emotional Eating Does stress or sadness drive you to food? Do you eat for comfort or because you’re bored? Many people use food as an emotional salve. However, if you eat because you’re hungry for something other than food, you may have a problem. Emotional eating has health consequences. It’s a sure-fire… Read More »
Eat Slow, Lose Weight It may sound too easy to be true, but even the most ancient texts that we’ve been able to translate describe how eating more slowly is a great way to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Today, scientists and medical professionals understand that eating more slowly triggers a number of beneficial… Read More »
How Many Times to Eat Per Day for Weight Loss When you decide that it’s time to get in better shape, one of the first things you’ll naturally do is head online and start looking up meal plans. Saying that the results brought forth by a simple Google search of “healthy diet plans” are conflicting… Read More »