Are there carbs in vegetables?

Vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods that you can eat. They are very low in calories (thanks to their high water content) and are a rich source of important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and potassium. Including plenty of vegetables in your diet is highly recommended by…

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…

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…

5 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…

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…

The best teas to drink for a cold

Having a cold is no fun. A runny nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing and general malaise leaves you feeling down in the dumps. The common cold also has no cure, and symptoms usually last for around a week or two. Luckily, there are a number of foods and beverages you can have that will help…

Walnuts vs pecans – which nut is better?

Walnuts and pecans are a type of nut, each with their own distinct flavour. Even though they are both brown in colour, it is easy to distinguish between the two; in the image above, pecans are shown on the left and walnuts on the right. There are a number of similarities and differences between the…

Are scrambled eggs healthy?

Besides boiling, frying and poaching, scrambling is one of the most common ways in which eggs can be prepared. It involves beating eggs in a bowl with a fork or whisk, pouring the resulting mixture into a hot pan and then stirring over low heat until the eggs are cooked. But even a recipe as…

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