Category Archives: Juicing & Smoothies Tips

A Guide to Good Health – What Is Nutrition?

Everyone wants good health. However, not everyone shares a common definition of what good health is, though a common starting point for any definition would have to include the term “nutrition”. Proper nutrition is required to keep a human body functioning, but just what is nutrition? Simply put, nutrition is everything we consume that contributes to our health. Nutrition is all the vitamins, minerals and foods that supply the basic needs for life. In other words, good […]

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Kefir Grains – Lowering Your Cholesterol

Though cholesterol is essential for many functions in the human body, high levels of it may contribute to anything from high blood pressure to coronary heart disease, and lowering your cholesterol now by eating healthier, exercising and avoiding sugars, saturated fats, and starches may prevent a lot of serious health problems down the road and play a role in decreasing them as you get older. Healthy cholesterol levels act as a precursor to certain hormones and vitamins, […]

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Top Vegetables That Contain Prebiotics

Some mainstream foods are including prebiotics in them as a way for us to be able to up our prebiotic intake. The word is out and spreading quickly, even commercials about prebiotics in pet food are popping up. All this has led more people searching for more information on this relatively new health topic. The already proven health benefits we can get from prebiotics certainly makes this a worthwhile effort and something we just can’t ignore. Putting […]

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Truly Healthy Sushi Secrets

Sushi was one of the hardest foods to give up after I resolved to adopt a vegan diet. After all, my passion for sushi was one of the things that brought me to live in Japan in the first place. And while Japan is infamous for exclusive sushi shops that charge $500 per person, even low-end sushi (such as kaiten, or “conveyor belt” style) is fresh and inexpensive compared to other countries, making it hard to resist. […]

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Indian Food and Their Calorie Content

Some time back I started surfing the net for calories contained in the food that I ate. Unfortunately while there are vast amounts of information of the continental food eaten in the west there is not much for the typical Indian diet. After scrounging around in many different sources I have finally been able to get some basic facts together. Not all of them may be absolutely accurate, but it will help you calculate your meal calorie […]

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Is Vinegar a Fat Burner?

More and more people are turning to natural ways of losing weight and burning fat. Because of this, a common question asked, is vinegar a fat burner? The answer is yes. While not a miracle cure for people wanting to lose weight or burn fat, it has been shown that apple cider vinegar, the kind purchased at the local grocery store, can in fact help. To answer the question, is vinegar a fat burner, it is important […]

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How to Do the Carb Nite Dieting, Avoiding Common Mistakes With Weight Loss

Considering the variety of low carb diet variations out there, it can be hard to decide which one to stick to. For the most part, the low carb approach is perfect if you require to lose 30lbs or more. The most basic low carb diet that seems to work most effectively for individuals works as follows: For 9 days you limit your carbohydrate intake to 30 grams everyday. On the 10th day, during the night time, you’re […]

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Energy Drink Health Concerns

Energy drinks are huge in the United States and other parts of the world. As our lives get busier, the first thing we always seem to sacrifice is our sleep. Designed to proved both a shot of energy and act as a source of nutrients, these drinks allow us to make it through the day without passing out before lunch time. In recent years so many people have adapted their lifestyle around these drinks that stories have […]

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Fast Food Advertising to Children

Over 10 billion dollars is spent on fast food advertising to children annually in numerous fashions. The majority of these ads are for food and drink that is high in fat, sugar, calories, salt and low in nutrients. Its not as much the advertisement itself as much as it is the tactic used to entice our children to want their product. The most obvious media venue is television advertisement. The marketing gurus know how to get into […]

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A Million Dollar Question: Is Honey Fattening?

Women and men, all over the world want to have a nice-looking silhouette and an appearance similar to that of glossy, posh super starts. In their attempt to look perfect, many make the huge mistake to starve themselves almost to death, and deprive their bodies from the most essential minerals and vitamins. No pasta, no meat, nothing sweet- this is the ubiquitous saying on the dieters’ lips. Refined sugar does not go hand in hand with a […]

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