We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is important for good health, and one of the best places to find them is at your local farmers market. You can’t get produce that’s much fresher—it’s coming direct from the farm to you, rather than being picked before ripening and then shipped long distance to your local grocery store. Prices can be cheaper than grocery stores, too.
You’ve probably heard a lot about electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes, e-hookas, shisha pens and vape pens) as an alternative to regular cigarettes. These devices deliver nicotine by heating it and converting it to a water vapor that contains lower levels of toxins than regular cigarettes—but they could contain chemicals and carcinogens that are harmful to your health.
Whether you live in the suburbs or the city, in a high-rise or a house, you can grow a garden. Growing your own is not only a great way to have healthy, fresh veggies and fruits right at your fingertips, but it’s also budget-friendly and fun.
It’s no longer as simple as seeing how the numbers stack up. New recommendations for managing blood cholesterol are steering high-risk patients and their doctors toward a more personalized approach.
As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to get back to those outdoor activities that are not only fun but also good for us, like riding a bike, jogging or walking. But when the temperature starts to soar, it’s important to take precautions to stay safe.
Excessive sodium consumption kills about 1.65 million people every year worldwide. This is because too much dietary sodium can increase blood pressure…and it’s easy to get too much.
There are several different kinds of fat — saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fat. And the good news is they aren’t all bad for you. For instance, polyunsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your heart when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in your diet.
The makers of electronic cigarettes want the public to believe that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes. But they could contain chemicals and carcinogens that are harmful.
New research shows us that, used smartly, games and gamification principles may help us reach our health goals. At its most basic, gamification means creating a system that motivates people to do things they wouldn’t normally want to do.
Many people who want to lose weight turn to unproven dietary supplements. These are sometimes called "fat burners" or appetite suppressants.
We have all experienced food cravings, and often those cravings have to do with texture — like something creamy or crunchy. Food textures play a big role in whether we like or dislike certain foods. For example, while you may not like mushy canned peas, you may be surprised that you like fresh or barely cooked peas.
Star Jones knows it can be hard for busy career women and mothers to find the time to exercise and eat right.