High protein, low calorie foods

It can be argued that out of the 3 macro-nutrients, protein is the most important. Proteins are essentially the building blocks of life and every cell in the body has protein. Protein rich diets help with muscle mass maintenance and weight management. If you are trying to lose weight, you may be wanting to eat…

High carb, low fat foods

All 3 macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) are needed for numerous bodily processes, so in general it is important to include sufficient amounts of each in your diet. In some cases however, you may want to reduce your fat intake and increase your carbohydrate intake. In this article I will list out foods that are…

The best vegetables for weight loss that are low in calories

It is a well known fact that vegetables are very good for you. They are rich in vitamins, minerals & other compounds that are beneficial to one’s health. Eating them also helps with weight loss. To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. When you do this, your body is forced…

Dark green vegetables

It is well known that vegetables are very good for you. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants and eating them provides many benefits. Dark green vegetables are some of the healthiest foods that you can eat and regularly including them in your diet is a very good idea. They contain large amounts…

Is a protein shake a good breakfast?

Protein is a vital macro-nutrient and it can be argued that out of the three (the other two being carbs and fat), it is the most important. Including protein in your breakfast is a good idea because it keeps you feeling full, regulates appetite hormones and boosts metabolism. When people talk about protein shakes, they…

Low calorie fruits

Because most fruits have large amounts of water and fiber, they are generally low in calories and eating them can be beneficial when trying to lose weight. Fruits contain naturally occurring sugars, which makes them a great food to snack on if you need a boost in energy or are craving something sweet. In this…

Foods high in monounsaturated fat

For a long time it was believed that fat is very unhealthy and should not be a large part of the diet. However lots of recent research shows that some types of fat are essential for our health. Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) are liquid at room temperature and turn solid when they are chilled. Studies have…

Is ginger ale good for you?

Ginger ale is a carbonated beverage that contains either real ginger extract or ginger flavouring. It is sweet tasting and enjoyed by people all over the world. The table below provides nutritional information for your average can (12 fl oz) of store bought ginger ale. Calories 124 Fat 0 Cholesterol 0 Sodium 26 mg Carbohydrate 32…

29 foods high in calcium

Almost everyone knows that calcium is an important part of the diet. It helps to maintain strong bones and teeth, as well as preventing rickets and osteoporosis. Here are some calcium rich foods you should be eating more of.

82 foods high in dietary fiber

Fiber is often referred to as roughage and plays an important part in maintaining a healthy digestive system. There are two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, and both are found only in plant-based foods, but in varying quantities. Here are 82 great sources of dietary fiber.

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