Can I Drink Coffee on a Diet?

drink coffee on a dietby Holly Klamer March 4, 2015

More and more research is concluding that drinking a few cups of coffee every day may not be harmful to health and in fact it may be advantageous. Coffee has caffeine, but it is also full of antioxidants. Without any added cream or sugar, coffee has only a few calories. Therefore, drinking black coffee will not add a lot calories, but coffee drinks can have as much sugar as a soft drink. Here is more […]

10 Easy ways to sneak exercise into your day

easy ways to exerciseby Tanja Knapp March 2, 2015

Only about 25% of North American adults exercise regularly. In addition to that most of us spend our time performing sedentary tasks like driving to work, sitting at the desk, eating in the cafeteria, shopping online, playing video games, watching TV and reading in bed. Lack of Exercise is bad for your health A lack of exercise or activity leads to inevitable things like insulin resistance, decreasing good cholesterol levels and weight gain. It increases […]

How to Stay Lean for Life

how-to-stay-lean-for-lifeby Holly Klamer February 27, 2015

There are many ways to lose weight, but keeping the weight off is the challenging part. Staying lean for life can be possible, but it takes consistency, hard work and dedication. There isn’t really a short cut around hard work of consistent exercise and eating a healthy diet. Here are 6 tips that can help you stay lean for life. #1 – Exercise at least an hour a day The American College of Sports Medicine […]

5 Surprising Benefits of Carrot Juice

benefits-from-carrot-juiceby Holly Klamer February 25, 2015

Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, phytochemicals, vitamin C and fiber. A cup of carrot juice provides about 100 calories and can also contain heart healthy soluble fiber. There are many benefits to having a diet rich in different colored fruits and vegetables, and the deep color orange from carrots has many health benefits. Carrot juice is a concentrated source of nutrients in carrots, and it can be “easier” to drink this instead […]

What is added sugar and why is it bad?

added-sugar-bad-for-youby Tanja Knapp February 23, 2015

Mention the word “added sugar” to your nutritionist and she or he will look at you saucer-eyed. You just did it. You dropped THE brick without even knowing. You cited the worst enemy of global human health. What is added sugar? I know you just have two questions. What distinguishes “added sugar” from “just sugar” and why is it called the worst ingredient ever? There you got your first answer. It is an ingredient. Meaning […]

Does Cinnamon Help You Lose Weight?

cinnamon-and-weight-lossby Holly Klamer February 20, 2015

Cinnamon trees grow in the Carribean, South America and Southeast Asia and have been used for centuries in various cultures for flavor and also for surprising health benefits. Cinnamon is rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and may have a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Recently, cinnamon has been linked with weight loss. Is cinnamon a weight loss superfood like it is sometimes advertised? Here is a closer look at the benefits of cinnamon and […]