What is the healthiest food?

Healthy foods are those that are nutritionally dense, thanks to the large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful substances they contain. Because of their strong nutritional profiles, they bring with them lots of health benefits. It is difficult to crown a single food as being the healthiest. This is because lots of foods have…

Healthy high calorie foods

Calories are units of energy and all foods have them, but in differing amounts. Foods that contain lots of water, such as most fruits and vegetables, tend to be low in calories because water has 0 calories. On the other hand, foods that have a lot of fat tend to be high in calories because…

What to eat to lose weight

The food that you eat is by far the most important factor when it comes to losing weight. Having a good diet plan is integral and makes all the difference. The first thing to be aware of when trying to lose weight is calories. These are units of energy and all foods have them, but…

The best time to weigh yourself

Weighing yourself can help you to track progress, whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight. But the timing and frequency that you do this can sometimes make all the difference in encouraging you towards your goal. The best time to weigh yourself would be first thing in the morning, before you have eaten…

How many calories are there in a salad?

A salad can have as little as 100 calories or as much as 500+ calories. This largely depends on the ingredients that are used to prepare the salad as well as its portion size. Salads are often thought of as being very low in calories but this is not always the case. Lets take a…

1500 calorie diet plan

In most cases, a person would aim to eat 1500 calories if they wanted to lose weight. Eating fewer calories than you burn each day is known as a calorie deficit and doing this forces your body to utilize its fat stores as a source of energy. For a lot of people, 1500 calories would be a…

What are empty calories?

Empty calories are those that provide you with very little or no nutritional value. This means that the food that provides the empty calories does not have a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants or fiber. As an example, consider a can of cola. It provides 136 calories, but apart from a tiny bit of phosphorus…

Healthy substitutes for vegetable oil

Vegetable oil is a fat that is extracted from the seeds of certain plants such as corn, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed and soybean. There are a number of ways of extracting these oils. One is cold pressing, which involves crushing and pressing the seeds at low temperatures to obtain the oils from them. Another way of…

Is swimming good for weight loss?

There is no doubt that swimming is an excellent exercise. It is low impact, great for your lungs & heart, reduces stress, improves strength and helps you stay flexible. It also works a large number of muscles, and targets those that would otherwise be under-worked. In addition, people from all age groups can (and should)…

How many calories should you eat for breakfast?

It has long been known that breakfast is an important meal because it is a source of fuel after a lengthy period of fasting. Studies have suggested that eating breakfast can assist with weight management, reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve memory & concentration. The number of calories that a person…

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