Is popcorn fattening or good for weight loss?

Popcorn is a delicious snack that is enjoyed by both adults and children. It is made by heating a special type of corn, which has kernels that are smaller and harder than other types of corn. They contain water in them, and when heated, the water turns into steam. The steam builds pressure, causing the…

How to lose weight in a month

Weight loss can be summed up by a short and simple equation: calories in – calories out. The first number represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food that you eat. The second number represents the energy that you naturally burn throughout the day, and when you exercise. The result of…

15 green leafy vegetables that you should eat more of

Green leafy vegetables are very healthy. They are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other substances that provide a myriad of health benefits for the body. Most tend to be very high in vitamins A, C & K. Because of this, you should try and include as many of the green leafy vegetables mentioned below…

High protein, low fat foods

Protein is an important macro-nutrient that is required by the body. It builds and maintains muscle mass, boosts metabolism and satisfies one’s appetite. There are lots of protein rich foods that you can eat but not all are the same in terms of fat content. In this article, we will focus on foods that are high…

9 foods that make you poop

Constipation is definitely not the most fun topic to talk about and can be a huge pain in the posterior (pun intended). But at some point in their lives, most people have had to face it. The number of times you should have bowel movements varies greatly, some people have them after every meal whereas…

Are pistachios fattening or good for weight loss?

Like is the case with most nuts, pistachios are not only delicious, they are also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein. They are a great food to add to your diet for overall health. At the same time however, pistachios contain a lot of fat. The majority of this is monounsaturated fat,…

Are beans a vegetable?

Beans are not vegetables, they are legumes. Legumes are plants that produce a pod with seeds inside it. These seeds include lentils, peas, beans and peanuts. The seeds, like the plants, are also called legumes. Even though they are technically not a vegetable, the USDA states that beans may be counted as one. Individuals who regularly eat…

Are olives fattening or good for weight loss?

Olives are small fruits that grow on olive trees. They are usually green or black in colour, depending on when they are picked. Olives contain small amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, iron, calcium and copper, which are needed for good health. Olives are a big part of the Mediterranean diet, which is…

What is the average calorie intake for men?

The average man needs to consume around 2500 calories in order to maintain his weight. However, this number is not set in stone. The following factors determine calorie intake for men: His age – younger men tend to require more calories. As we get older, our metabolism slows down and we therefore require fewer calories. His…

How to lose 100 pounds

In its simplest form, weight loss comes down to a short equation: calories in – calories out. A calorie is a unit of energy. ‘Calories in’ represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food that you eat. ‘Calories out’ represents the energy that you burn naturally throughout the day, and when…

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