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Fast Food vs. Home Cooked Meals
Food, in its raw state can be prepared and cooked to make it into something palatable and nourishing to our body. Likewise, we can also buy quick and tasty meals from fast food joints which are found everywhere especially if we lack time to prepare and cook meals at home.  But, which is better buying from fast food or having home-cooked meals? It Read More
Increase Satiety with Foods Low in Calories
With the increasing number of overweight and obese, we tend to find various effective solutions to reduce obesity.  Some follow fad diets. Some increase their physical activities. And, most people who want to lose weight tend to eat less; but, we all know that it is not easy.  For sure, you will still feel hungry during the course of the day which Read More
Importance of Reading Nutrition Facts
Making the right healthy food choices is essential part of our everyday life. However, discovering the best and most precise information is somehow confusing. Imagine yourself pushing a cart through the aisles of a supermarket, your eyes dating from one product to the other. You see bottles of mayonnaise labeled as having “zero trans fat”, Read More
Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
Get Your Five a Day! We have all heard the advice from experts telling us to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.  The ‘5-a-day’ mantra can sometimes seems like it’s easier said than done. Knowing why it’s so important, and how to get your five a day, can help in ensuring we stick successfully to this ‘golden rule’ of healthy Read More
Protein Rich Plant Sources
Protein and Health Protein is essential for good health and fitness.  In fact, every cell in your body requires protein for proper growth and tissue repair.  We tend to associate protein with meat, cheese, eggs and dairy; mostly coming from animal sources.  However, there are many great sources of protein that come from plant sources.  For optimal Read More
How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way
With such a large majority of the population being overweight, people are always looking for quick ways to lose weight and get into shape.  While many products and supplements claim to help lose weight fast, there are only a few proven ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. Lose Weight with Portion Control We gain weight when we consume Read More
Eat Strawberry for Good Health
Strawberries and Health Are you thinking of having a comfort food that delights your tongue and at the same time brings forth nourishment? Eat strawberries! Strawberries are red-coloured and heart-shaped fruits that are abundant during summer time. Their bright red color is a sign of fruit’s maturity and readiness for harvest. The fruit is popular Read More
How to know your Ideal Body Weight
How much you should weigh? Is your weight right for you? Ideal body weight calculators are all over the internet. However, though you look healthy and lean, one calculator says you are underweight while the other says you are overweight. How come? Ideal body weight calculators use different formulas, methods or equations that measure results or Read More
Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley and Health Parsley is a Mediterranean herb often used as a garnishing.  It is a relatively small plant with dark green leaves. Parsley has light scent with fresh and mild taste that is why it is often used in many dishes like pasta, salad, soup and sauces.  In Middle Eastern cuisine, parsley is one of the main ingredients in making Read More
Need of Postures
  Posture, or the way you sit or stand, is an important, yet often overlooked tool to look and feel better.  In fact, just sitting or standing up straight makes you appear taller, look thinner and can improve your energy and vibrance.  Unfortunately, years of poor posture and slouching can cause significant health issues including:  Back and Read More
Effects of Fast Food on Health
Fast food joints offer inexpensive, convenient, supersized meals – but did you know that eating burger, fries, fried chicken, soda, and ice cream exposes you to high amounts of saturated fat, sugar, sodium, artificial preservatives. All are unhealthy ingredients that we should always watch out for. Regularly eating at fast food increases your risk Read More
How to Measure Portion Size
Many factors affect the actual size of our meals. It could be a personal/family choice, or it could also be influenced by cultural/regional background. Americans, for instance, are famous for their giant portions while people in Thailand traditionally like to ‘graze’ on snack type meals. In the Middle East snacks like olives, nuts and dates have Read More
Healthy Fat Sources
Most of us believe that fat is bad, no matter what form. We try to avoid it at as much as we can, because we know that it will lead to weight gain and health problems like clogged arteries and stroke. This generalization, however, is overstated because in reality, there are good types of fats that can contribute to weight loss and actually help Read More
How to Improve Digestion
All of us have, at some time or another, experienced episodes of stomach pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn; all common digestive problems which can range in severity from being mildly irritating to severely debilitating. Not only are these digestive problems uncomfortable and unpleasant, but they can also have additional Read More
Dates Benefits
There can be few foods which taste as good as dates and which are also so packed full of goodness!  Here is a quick rundown of the key reasons to start eating more dates.  Vitamins and Minerals  Dates are packed full of vitamins and minerals, including: Vitamin C in dates is great for strengthening and maintaining a healthy immune system. Their Read More
How to Stay Fit
Whipping yourself into great physical shape is no easy task, anyone who has tried can attest to that.  Perhaps even more difficult a task is staying fit once you have reached your fitness goals.  While a difficult task, it clearly is not impossible; the key to success lies in being aware of your body and adjusting to its changing needs.  A Read More
Daily Calorie Diary
The desire to lose weight involves a lot of self-determination and discipline; it definitely does not happen overnight.  Your plan to achieve a healthy, desirable weight will be more effective if it includes proper exercise, portion control, and the use of a food diary. In fact, the food diary will serve as a guide for what and how much food to Read More
Nutritious Lunch Ideas
Will your next lunch be something fresh, exciting, and different?  A nutritious lunch is vital for keeping you going through the day, yet too many of us skip it, take the easy of option of prepared shop-bought food, or just get stuck in a routine of eating the same old things day in, day out. Do something about it and make enticing, healthy Read More
Health Benefits of Banana
Why bananas are good for you? Banana is a great snack idea. As you can always carry it wherever you go, it is delicious and also nutritious. Banana contains high amounts of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. The banana plant is the largest herbaceous plant. It is actually not a tree though it nearly Read More
Harmful Effects of Excess Sugar
By definition, added sugar is any amount of sugar added to a food that it doesn’t naturally contain. It doesn’t provide any nutritional value and only gives empty calories. Bags of sugar are being added by food manufacturers to improve the taste of food products. A healthy diet includes a specific amount of naturally occurring sugar, found in Read More

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