Low calorie diet plan

You would consider following a low calorie diet if you wanted to lose weight, because doing so would force your body to make use of fat stores as a source of energy. Calorie requirements vary, and depend on a persons height, weight, age, gender, activity levels and overall goals. A diet plan that my be…

49 foods high in Niacin (vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 is more commonly known as niacin and is very important for your health. Here are 45 vitamin B3 rich foods to add to your plate!

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…

20 fruits high in fiber

Dietary fiber plays an important role in maintaining good health, by helping to lower cholesterol levels, relieve constipation and feed gut friendly bacteria. Fruits and vegetables are some of the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber; in this article we list out fruits with the highest fiber content. 1. Passion fruit 1.9 g of…

4000 calorie diet

The average adult man needs approximately 2500 calories on a daily basis to maintain his weight, whereas the average woman needs around 2000 calories. These numbers of course vary from individual to individual, being dependent on factors such as weight, height, age and activity levels. To gain weight, it is generally recommended that you should consume…

Is ice cream good or bad for you?

There is no denying that ice cream is one of the most delicious foods out there and is enjoyed by almost everyone, no matter their age. With hundreds of different flavours and varieties to choose from, it can be extremely difficult to resist. But just how healthy is ice cream, and how often should you…

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…

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…

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