Posts tagged "probiotics"
Expose Healthy Food Impostors

Expose Healthy Food Impostors

The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the delicious fruit mix. Along with the mouth-watering image, it reads: “Made with whole grains and real fruit.” You are quite certain this is...
Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 2

Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 2

Here is part two of my article on what your muscles need to keep their mass up and running at high performance. (Read part one here). Protein amounts and timing: studies show that protein intake is critical to preserve and to increase body mass. Your muscles need the right mix of amino-acids, the building blocks...
Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Losing weight without effort sounds like another 2 a.m. infomercial. But there is some truth to it. Spanish research recently showed that people who read food labels while they shop weigh 9 pounds less than those who don’t scroll the nutritional information. Certainly, this is another way to boost your overall health without sore muscles,...
Lose That Bloating Feeling

Lose That Bloating Feeling

We’ve all gone through stomach problems at one time—that fullness sensation accompanied by a gaseous feeling, the need to burp and/or pass gas, or even an abdominal distension known as a hard stomach. It’s commonly referred to as “feeling bloated,” and it is more common than you might think. Up to 35 percent of the...
The real deal with probiotics

The real deal with probiotics

Probiotics are “good” bacteria that have a positive impact on health. There are over 1000 plus strains of bacteria that are good and used to maintain our health and fight off illness, says Shekhar Challa, president of Kansas Medical Clinic, award-winning author of Probiotics for Dummies. Since around 80 percent of your immune system is...