Why’re Comfort Foods So… Comforting?

Picture it: you’ve just broken up. Eyes red from crying, you listen to “One is the Loneliest Number” on endless repeat; no matter what the season, every time you step outside it rains. In a daze, you stumble through your kitchen, and inexorably you are drawn to the freezer; to the third drawer down; to the ice cream. Of course the slightly freezer-burnt Mint Chocolate Chip tastes good, it always does, but with every creamy bite, you find yourself thinking—for the moment, at least—that everything is going to be okay. This all too familiar scenario is tied into a grand human tradition: comfort food. The fact that we seem to gravitate towards certain foods in times of grief is nothing …

The Good Thing About Tea

Millions of people spend billions of dollars seeing doctors, paying for visits, getting check-ups and buying expensive medication, but never realize that God created the miraculous human body to run near perfect and cure itself naturally. And the travesty is not only the financial aspect of the ‘silent killer’, but by lowering your high blood pressure with synthetic medication you could be hurting your body by not curing the cause. If you don’t know already, high blood pressure got its nickname, the silent killer, because it does exactly that… it will kill you with NO WARNING. In fact, over 50,000 people died last year because of this disease. I recently read one article which called it a ‘widow maker’. And …

Tea’s Potential For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a topic on the mind of many. It’s no secret that long term weight loss and maintenance require long term life changes. In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off you must consume fewer calories each day than your body uses. This allows your body to use stored fat as energy, rather than food. So, eating less is just half the equation. Since you can only reduce your calorie intake by so much, it’s critical to also increase the amount of calories your body uses each day. This is why exercise is so important. Exercise burns calories while you’re exercising, but also increases your metabolic rate for several hours after you finish. Exercising by lifting …

Reasons For You To Eat Whatever You Please

In the past, I had trouble naming one specific favorite food of mine. Today though, I tend to love pizza best. However, for those who have trouble answering this question I think it is fair to say that they can at least point out a broader area of cuisine they prefer, such as Italian, Mexican, American…you get the idea. In our society today, we are fortunate to have a vast array of food choices before us, which makes it all the more easier finding a great place to eat out. America is becoming a nation of obese people not because we are lazy – not in the least. It is the wide ranging food choices and the portions they are …

Sugar Substitutes

What if you could drink all the soda you wanted and never get fat? To some people—computer programmers, harried editors, every ten year old in the world—this sounds like heaven, while others shudder at the proposition. We can’t hear enough about how harmful Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and the like are to our bodies (and, thanks to all the excess caffeine, our minds) these days, and every month it seems like a new diet soda arrives to alleviate those worries while still treating our collective sweet tooth. Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, those pink Tab cans, Pepsi One, C2, Pepsi Max—it goes on. But even these sodas, designed to appeal to the healthy-minded who can’t give up that sweet taste, may have a …

Health Food In General And Noni

All humans are addicted to the delicious taste of junk food. We crave it, dream about it, and often want it when we are on our rigorous diets. Somehow it is embedded in our brains that it is something we need. Unfortunately, these types of foods are anything but beneficial to our health. While we wish that they could be on the top of our diet plans, they should be eliminated immediately. Luckily, there are healthy foods that are delicious, without the thousands of calories in one bite. When deciding what foods to eat, you need to think in moderation. Smaller portions are always the right way to go, regardless of what you’re eating. For instance, if you would love …

Green Tea’s Effect On Body Fat

Losing weight is a subject on the minds of many. Our eat on the run, tv watching lifestyle has led many of us to have bigger waistlines than we’d like; and bigger waistlines than are healthy for us. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 60 million Americans, or 30% of the adult population, are obese. Obesity related illnesses are going to lead the pack as causes of death in our country very soon if we don’t get ourselves back on track. Obesity leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and increases your risk for some forms of cancer. As our weight increases, so do our risk levels. So, how do we go …

Green Tea Protection Against Stomach Cancer

Over the last few years, scientists have discovered compelling evidence that green tea protects our bodies against many serious diseases, including cancer. Though the research continues, it seems that it’s safe to conclude that adding green tea to your diet is likely a great way to protect your health. One of the most serious cancers in our time is stomach cancer. Though its incidence has declined in recent years, it is still the second most common cancer in the world. In addition, chronic gastritis is a common problem today, and many doctors believe that those with chronic gastritis are more likely to develop stomach cancer in the future. In Yangzhong, China, researchers from the UCLA School of Public health studied …

Calories In Wine

Most people have a general idea how many calories they consume when it comes to solid foods, although it is quite common to forget that when we drink, we are still consuming calories. Alcohol drinkers, especially wine drinkers, may be surprised at the calorie intake associate with wine. So how many calories are in wine? The answer depends on your discernment. Most wines come in under the 100 calorie mark per glass. This is assuming that you are using the appropriate wine glasses. There are fewer calories in wine than most other alcoholic beverages. White Zinfandel and Sauvignon blanc come in at 80 calories per serving. Considering that one glass of wine per evening is good for cardiovascular health, this …