What Alcohol Can I Drink on a Diet?

alchol-on-a-dietby Holly Klamer November 21, 2014

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, and can be a significant source of excess calories. If someone is cutting down on his or her calorie intake, alcohol can be an easy place to cut back. There is some research to suggest a possible health benefit from moderate alcohol consumption. Therefore, if someone wants to still drink alcohol while on a diet they should do so only in moderation and choose lower calorie alcoholic options. Here […]

Is Maple Syrup Healthy?

is-maple-syrup-healthyby Holly Klamer November 19, 2014

There are many health benefits for pure maple syrup. However, not everything labeled maple syrup is healthy. There are many artificially flavored types of syrup, and often time maple syrup is diluted with high fructose corn syrup or other cheap sweeteners. Artificial maple syrup is much cheaper than pure maple syrup, but the health benefits pure maple syrup offers off sets the cost difference. In order to get the benefits from maple syrup, look at […]

How to prevent bloating

how to prevent bloatingby Tanja Knapp November 17, 2014

You feel like you just swallowed a soccer ball? Every step, twist and turn you make is incredible uncomfortable? All you can think of is what a relief it would be if you could just pass some wind? Bloating, the gassy feeling of fullness and tightness around the abdomen happens to the best of us. We have either swallowed too much air or experiencing the wonders of chemistry and something in us is producing gas […]

Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Green Tea?

too-much-green-teaby Holly Klamer November 14, 2014

Tea is consumed by cultures around the world and has been a popular drink for centuries. There are many types of teas providing health benefits, but green tea (Camellia sinesis) in particular has some benefits. There are many health benefits to drinking green tea as it is high in antioxidants and other phytochemicals. Some research even suggests drinking green tea may be beneficial for weight loss and weight maintenance. However, as is almost always the […]

How Long Does It Take to Lose 20 Pounds?

lose-20-poundsby Holly Klamer November 12, 2014

When it comes to weight loss, there are many factors that influence how fast or slow someone loses weight. Everyone is different, and that is one reason why people want more of a clear cut answer how long weight loss takes. Unfortunately, there is no magic guarantee how fast weight loss can happen. There are estimates we have in place to guess how long it may take to lose 20 pounds, but it may be […]

Post-Workout Mistakes That Cause Weight Gain

post-workout-mistakes-weight-gainby Holly Klamer November 10, 2014

Exercising has many health benefits for weight maintenance and lowering risk for many chronic diseases. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, weight train each major muscle group 2-3 times per week and do flexibility and neuromuscular training 2-3 days per week. Even though weight loss is a common goal for many with exercise, sometimes weight gain can occur from exercise because of a gain in muscle […]

Benefits of Eating Pears Daily

benefits-of-eating-pearsby Holly Klamer November 7, 2014

Pears are one of the most consumed fruits worldwide.  A diet high in fruits and vegetable intake is associated with many health benefits.  Getting more pears in your diet can offer specific benefits, as pears are rich in many different nutrients.  A medium sized pear is only 100 calories, so it is considered a nutrient dense food because you get many nutrients for a small amount of energy. Here are some specific benefits of eating […]

Best Foods and Drinks for a Hangover

best-foods-for-hangover-recoveryby Holly Klamer November 5, 2014

Too much alcohol at night can mean a nasty hangover the next morning.  Alcohol is soluble in water, and it can travel anywhere in the body where water is meaning its effects can be felt everywhere.  Most common symptoms with a hangover can include headache, sensitivity to light and digestive tract discomfort. There is no magic cure for a hangover; usually it just takes time.  However, eating certain foods or drinking certain beverages can help […]