Tagged: healthy eating

Stomach bloating – Foods You Should Avoid 0

Stomach bloating – Foods You Should Avoid

BLOATING can affect everyone, but can be more common in people who suffer with bowel conditions such as IBS, inflammatory bowel disease or even food intolerances. Bloating is a sensation of pressure and discomfort in either the upper or lower abdomen. With summer finally here, bringing with it diet plans, exercise and healthy living, this period of the year can be the healthiest time for many. However, certain ‘healthy’ foods can in fact have repercussions for gut health, and might inadvertently lead you to look more, not less, bloated on the beach. Dr Ayesha Akbar, Consultant Gastroenterologist at St...

The Benefits Associated With Including Turmeric In Your Eating Plan 0

The Benefits Associated With Including Turmeric In Your Eating Plan

If you are looking to improve your health, nutrition should be a big focus of your overall program. Eating the right foods and ensuring you are well hydrated is a must if you are going to see optimal results. This said, do not overlook the benefits of spices in your eating plan. Herbs and spices can offer amazing results to help prevent disease and enhance your overall well-being. Let us look at the health benefits turmeric has to offer. This spice – which is found in curry powder; is one you will want to take advantage of… 1. Reduces the Level of Inflammation. First, turmeric is an excellent agent...

The Flour that Causes Tumors in the Kidneys And Thyroid 0

The Flour that Causes Tumors in the Kidneys And Thyroid

Did you know that most chronic diseases and premature deaths stem from the standard American diet? Unfortunately, most of the food items we eat on a daily basis are slowly killing us, including the widely consumed white flour. Back in 1910, the Federal District Court of Missouri proclaimed bleached white flour inadequate as human food. However, according to H.W. Wiley, first chief of the Food and Drug Administration, the enforcement of the law was “halted through the political influence of the flour millers” and “no notice of violations has since been made by the FDA.” These days, flour is made from...

Knowing Your Carbohydrates 0

Knowing Your Carbohydrates

Go to a dinner party these days and you’ll probably meet both carbohydrate boosters and carbohydrate bashers. For carbohydrates have become a battleground in debates about healthy eating. They’re what you’re supposed to fill up on when you cut down on fats, says one side of the table. Or they’re what’s making Americans fat, according to the other side. Yet most people don’t really know what carbs are. Carbohydrates include all the sugars and starches we eat. Carbohydrates can be confusing because they are found in so many foods. All of the following, for example, are rich sources of carbohydrates:...

The Surprising Benefits of Coffee 0

The Surprising Benefits of Coffee

For some of us, it may be hard to be a functional human being without our morning cup of coffee. But in a society that consumes what can be considered the most widely used drug on the planet so often – you have to wonder: is it actually good for us? Coffee and the caffeine that’s in it have been linked to dehydration, stomach problems, effects on your metabolism, and insomnia, and other conditions – but what does the science say? Kim Flannery is a local registered and certified dietitian currently serving as the Wisconsin Athletic Club’s nutrition director, and she says you really don’t have to...