Virtually every product we purchase at the grocery store has one thing in common – a nutrition label. This isn’t a coincidence; the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 mandated that products carry labels with specific information, such as ...Read More »
Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition
Are There Cancer-Causing Ingredients in Your Soda?
It’s fairly obvious why soda has no place in a healthy diet. For starters, many non-diet sodas are brimming with calories; a can of soda has roughly 150 calories, whereas a 20 ounce bottle has in the neighborhood of 250. ...Read More »
Five Surprising Triggers for Weight Gain
Weight gain is usually attributed to a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise. For most people, an expanding waistline can indeed be blamed on these two factors. This isn’t true for everyone, however; despite getting regular physical activity ...Read More »
Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking
The word “snack” usually doesn’t bring to mind images of healthy and nutritious fare. Instead, this term is usually associated with junk food such as pretzels, chips, cookies and candy. In addition, many people snack on junk food several times ...Read More »
Eating Out – Is That Healthy Choice Really Healthy?
Despite the poor economy, people are still going out to eat at restaurants and buying fast food meals. Sure – who doesn’t like to go out to eat at a restaurant now and then? And with people’s busy lives, it’s ...Read More »
Eating Smart While Eating Out
Regardless of whether the economy is booming or mired in recession, a large number of consumers can be counted on to patronize restaurants. The amount of money spent eating out is quite imposing; in December 2012, the National Restaurant Association ...Read More »
Six Ways to Get Rid of Post-Holiday Weight
The holidays are almost upon us, and you know what that means; lots of hours spent in stores buying gifts, traveling long distances to visit relatives and eating lots and lots of food. Of all of these traditions, the one ...Read More »
Getting Back to Sleep: How to Deal with Insomnia
When people think of sleep, two thoughts usually spring to mind; we need eight hours per night, and most of us fall far short of that goal. While this lack of sleep can often be blamed on hectic and work-filled ...Read More »
Testosterone, Prostate Health and Men: Some Key Facts
When reading an article discussing health challenges facing men, there’s a good chance you’ll come across sections devoted to prostate health and testosterone. There are plenty of reasons as to why these issues garner so much attention; testosterone influences both ...Read More »
Is Diet Soda All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
On the surface, it would seem that diet sodas offer an excellent alternative to regular soft drinks. In short, the “diet” label usually means that the soda contains no calories or sugar. These facts make diet soda a very appealing ...Read More »