Category: Healthy Eating

Omega-3 fatty acids for prevention of psychotic disorders

Preventing psychotic disorders by using antipsychotic medicines is often considered to be controversial. Studies have revealed that long chain omega-3, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may prove to be useful in dealing with various psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Various research works have time and again stated that Omega-3 PUFAs are mostly good for health and do not have any adverse effects…. Read more »

Coconut use in health promotion and disease prevention

Coconut is considered to be an important tree providing food to millions living all over the world. For the past many years, products offered by the coconut tree such as oil, cream, copra and its water have been useful in disease prevention and health promotion. The utility of the coconut tree does not end with its ability of disease prevention… Read more »

Caffeine – good or bad?

According to a study done by researchers at National Institute of Health, Asian women had higher levels of estrogen when subjected to 200 milligrams of caffeine when compared to white women who were subjected to the same amount. 200 milligrams of caffeine is equivalent to two cups of coffee. When the same tests were conducted on African-American women, they were… Read more »

Why diets fail

One of the greatest myths that lead to diet failure is that if you eat fewer calories and exercise more then you will lose weight. While diet and exercise certainly contribute to weight loss the bigger picture is more involved and complex then simply changing you’re eating habits and behaviors. Look at fat for instance. For each gram of fat… Read more »

All calories are the same

Each calorie is different, especially in relation to weight loss. It has been proven by recent scientific studies that not all calories carry the same “weight”. Diets have changed over time in relation to three food groups which are proteins, fats and carbohydrates. While the consumption of calories that hold fat are going down, the ones coming from protein and… Read more »

Chocolate Milkshake Recipe – A Little Sin

Chocolate milkshake recipe on a fitness site? Yes! Chocolate has been the brunt of many criticisms, from being responsible for pimple outbreaks, to weight gain and many other harsh remarks. The truth is, chocolates do not cause pimples, that is a myth. While excessive amounts of chocolates can cause you to gain weight, any other food would too, if you… Read more »

Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich – Mouthwaterin’!

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich has always been a staple for many Americans. However, recently, this sandwich is fast growing to be more popular in other parts of the world as well. In Asia for example, people have been eating them without realizing it. The reason being, they do not know that jelly actually refers to jam spreads. Therefore, they… Read more »