Not so long ago, nutrition experts advised eating small, frequent meals throughout the day and never, ever skipping them. Today, some of those experts have changed their view. They now recommend a practice called intermittent fasting, or IF, an approach to food timing that involves periodic short fasts — anywhere from 14 to 48 hours — that can spark substantial health benefits.
Protein is an essential part of every person’s diet, but you don’t need to be a meat eater to get your daily allotment. If you aren’t a meat eater, you are going to need to be more more mindful about where your protein is coming from each day (and if you are a meat eater, you might want to mix up your protein intake with some of these veggie options!). These days, most people get ample amounts of protein, but if you aren't, skimping on protein is not a good idea.
The holidays can throw us off our healthy diet path. One thing that most of us need to do, holidays or not, is eat more vegetables. So let’s find some easy ways to get more servings of vegetables into our day.
It’s December already and holiday parties abound. It’s a festive time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the season (usually with lots of food and beverage). Here are some simple tips to help you enjoy, without surrendering your health!
We as a culture have become used to popping antibiotics with the first signs of a cold, especially during the winter. Instead of popping pills, incorporate some of these foods into your diet. Minimize the need for antibiotics by lacing your diet with foods that naturally have antibiotic properties.