How many calories are there in a bagel with cream cheese?

Bagels vary in size, which means that the number of calories that they contain also varies. On average, a bagel that is 3 inches in diameter has 146 calories, whereas one that is 4.5 inches in diameter has 283 calories. The type and amount of cream cheese used also largely affects calorie numbers. A tablespoon…

Is oatmeal fattening or good for weight loss?

Oatmeal (also known as porridge) is usually eaten for breakfast and is prepared by boiling oats in milk or water. Oats are very nutritious and are a rich source of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, fiber, various B vitamins and antioxidants. Studies have shown that eating oats can help lower cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar and relieve…

1400 calorie diet

The average adult needs to consume 2000 – 2500 calories in order to maintain their weight. You would generally follow a 1400 calorie diet plan if you were trying to lose weight. When you consume fewer calories than you burn, your body is forced to use its fat stores as a source of energy. 1400 calories…

49 foods high in Niacin (vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 is more commonly known as niacin and is very important for your health. Here are 49 vitamin B3 rich foods to add to your plate!

Does chewing gum help you concentrate?

Chewing gum, a teachers worst nightmare. I know when I was in high school, chewing gum was banned and if you were caught with it, you had to spit it out immediately. But could chewing it possibly help with activities such as studying, or does it do nothing at all? There have been a number…

Is peanut butter good for your health?

I never used to be a huge fan of peanut butter, but over the years I began to get accustomed to its taste and slowly began enjoying it. Nowadays  I can’t get enough of the stuff and have to constantly control the urges I get to have just a tablespoon full more. Peanut butter is…

Does protein make you gain weight?

You probably already know just how important protein is for your health. It increases muscle mass and strength, is required for the production of enzymes & hormones, stabilizes blood sugar levels, promotes healthy brain function, maintains bone health and slows down aging. The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) of protein is 0.36 grams per pound of…

Is peanut butter gluten free?

Peanut butter – you either really love the taste or can’t stand the sight of it. Fortunately for me, I fall in the former group and use it pretty much everywhere; I add it to smoothies, spread it over apple slices (they’re delicious!) and sometimes just gulp down a tablespoon full of the stuff. You…

Are sweet potatoes fattening or good for weight loss?

Packed with nutrition and extremely versatile, sweet potatoes are a delicious root vegetable that should definitely have a place on your plate. You may only be accustomed to eating them during Thanks Giving and Christmas however after learning about all the health benefits that they bring, you will more than likely be persuaded to make…

How to lose 40 pounds

The equation calories in – calories out determines whether you lose, maintain or gain weight. The first number in the equation represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food that you eat. The second represents the energy that you naturally burn throughout the day and when you exercise. In order to lose…

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