Obesity in children and in teens in on the increase in the United States. Minority children are at the highest risk of being overweight and/or obese. This upward trend is problematic and weight gain in children has increased even though the intake of sugary drinks and fast food consumption has decreased. Those children who are […]
With so many of us suffering from type 2 diabetes these days, sometimes obesity can be a factor in controlling your diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is well aware of this. The organization has set new guidelines that say that weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is a treatment option for this disease. Now more […]
Who knew that technology could be a way to keep healthy and a highly beneficial way to keep track of a seniors’ nutritional needs? From diabetes, to a low sodium diet or healthy heart diet, there is software available for keeping track of meal plans and dietary needs of elderly individuals.
Vitamins are essential for women’s health. They provide you with energy, combat the signs of aging, and help to prevent diseases and cancer. Whether you consume them natually in the foods you eat or take a supplement pill, it is important to know which ones you need and what they do for your body. When you […]
It’s no surprise that mental health can drastically decline if one doesn’t take the proper steps to keep it in tip-top shape. Having a poor memory is usually a major issue among the elderly population, but has been an increasingly worrisome issue for the younger population as well. Having an impeccable memory is associated with […]
When it comes to improving health and bodily function, eating right is just as important as exercise. One of the key components of any effective diet is plenty of fruit, but not all fruits are created equal. Below are some of the most powerful “superfruits” that can help anyone feel better, look younger, and even […]
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is essential to the human body. In fact, this mineral is used in over 300 functions and is primarily stored in the skeletal system. Without magnesium your body would not be able to survive. Magnesium is even used to keep the rhythm of your heart steady and strong. Although […]
The next time you feel like having a healthy snack, you may want to eat a banana. This soft and tasty fruit is highly nutritious and comes with a purple, red, green, or yellow skin. Yellow bananas are very easy to find in stores, and prior to ripening their skin is green. Plantains, which have […]
As a woman you have some unique requirements when it comes to nutrients. Your body goes through things that men’s don’t and these events mean that you need more of certain nutrients. This article outlines 5 important nutrients that every woman needs.
You know the feeling. You come home after a long day at work and the first thing you do is walk into the kitchen. You open the fridge or freezer and try to talk yourself out of eating the frozen pizza. But you already talked yourself out of stopping at that fast food restaurant on […]