Diet & Nutrition Archive

How to avoid a heart attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart diseases occur when the heart blood vessels (also called coronary arteries) becomes narrow due to fat deposits also called plaques. The plaques also attract blood components, which stick to the artery wall lining (called atherosclerosis). This process

Is vegetarianism the better choice?

Today, there are more and more people switching their diet to vegetarianism. Is this a smart choice? Many argue that a vegetarian diet does not allow one to get essential elements in their diet, such as protein and calcium. However, if one pays close attention to making sure he or she is eating the right

Taking a Vitamin Supplement

There are a number of essential vitamins that the body needs to function properly and it is possible to take these in the form of a vitamin supplement. The majority of people do not have a balanced diet and they may be lacking in certain vitamins which means that they require a vitamin supplement to

Pedometer use helps Weight Loss

You can improve exercise by using daily Pedometer to monitor steps. According to an article published in Journal of Family Medicine, Pedometer use can help one lose weight without dieting and improve their blood pressure.

What are the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids?

Over the past decade, Omega-3 fatty acids have gained widespread attention in both medical community as well as in lay press for their health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the two types of polyunsaturated fats. The other type is omega-6 fatty acids. The main dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids are soybean and

Tips on Improving Your Eating Style

In April 2006 issue of Health Magazine[1], there was an article on assessing your eating style [2]. It was interesting to know how people eat. You can read the complete article (see below), but here are some of the tips in summary: Before you eat, ask: “Do I feel hungry?”. If yes, then eat. But,

Shopping for Food – Strategies to reduce weight

Shopping for right food is also a key element when you are trying to lose weight. These guidelines below will help you select the right food when you are shopping: Tip Sheet: Healthy Eating Starts with Healthy Shopping This 1-page tip sheet provides suggestions for lower fat and lower calorie foods to fill the kitchen

Count Calories for Effective Weight Loss

You should count calories to effectivelyly lose weight. You need to cut down on calories intake daily. To take off one pound per week, you’ll need to reduce calories by 500 per day. (One pound of body fat equals about 3,500 calories.) Try eating 250 calories less per day and exercising enough to burn 250

Develop Diet Plan for Weight Loss

We hear about many recommendations for diet from all sources, for example, “Eat 2000 calorie diet”, “Eat more fruits and Vegetables”, etc. The Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of all grains eaten (at least 3 one ounce-equivalents) per day should be whole grains because they can reduce the risk of heart disease and

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.