Quick Romantic Getaway

Romantic GetawaySummer vacation is a time couples in love joyfully anticipate. When the weather warms, it’s really a great time to make a quick romantic getaway. Well, it’s not difficult to set up your first summer vacation, whether you’ve taken a summer vacation together before or this is your first time planning one. It just takes a little time to do some research. And instead of having to rush to an airport and worry about schedules, you can be free as birds on a road trip, if you do a little planning ahead of time. First, decide on where you want to go and think how much time and money you want to spend on transportation. And if you can’t imagine a summer vacation without looking for bal harbour real estate then choose from their wide array of harbor condos, now for sale or for rent.

10 Spring Juice Essentials

10 Spring Juice EssentialsDetox deprived? Stock up on these healthy juice essentials to supercharge your liquids.

1. Strawberries

“Strawberries feel like spring,” says Lianna Sugarman, founder of LuliTonix juices. “They’re rich in vitamin c, high in antioxidants and are excellent for skin health and beauty.”

2. Arugula

“Arugula is very cleansing, high in chlorophyll, is great for bone building and mental sharpness,” explains Sugarman. And lettuce in general is a “brimming with micronutrients, super hydrating and very cleansing,” she says. “They’re wonderful in blends and juices because they add a light fresh taste. [Read more…]

The Real Reason You Eat Too Much Cereal

The Real Reason You Eat Too Much CerealScientists reveal a simple difference that could change breakfast forever.How much is a bowl of cereal? Seems like kind of a silly question. Because a bowl of cereal is the amount of cereal that fits in a bowl. Except that it’s not.

First of all, how big is your bowl? That makes a difference. A deep soup bowl is going to hold a lot more than a shallow fruit or salad bowl. In fact, since most breakfast cereals have a serving size of ½ cup to 1 cup, a “bowl” of cereal should fit in a teacup (before milk). And then you have to factor in the size of the cereal bits themselves, which is why a team of researchers at Penn State crushed up wheat flakes with a rolling pin for a March 2014 study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. [Read more…]

4 Secret Ways to Make Every Meal More Filling

4 Secret Ways to Make Every Meal More FillingWho wouldn’t want to lose weight while eating huge servings of delicious foods? It’s the Hungry Girl way! And while I’ve met thousands of fans over the years who’ve shed pounds with my recipes, I’m always asked, “When will you come out with a specific diet plan that takes the guesswork out of weight loss?” The answer is now, with my new book, The Hungry Girl Diet. One great way: Try one of my food-expanders. These are low-calorie foods that’ll pump up your portion sizes. Here are my four favorites from the book.

Portabellas and other mushrooms

Mushrooms, especially portabellas, have major meaty potential. Each large mushroom cap (or 2 cups chopped) has about 35 calories, 2 g fiber, and 3 g protein. Add chopped mushrooms to extra-lean ground beef (4 percent fat or less) when you make taco meat for a slimmed-down swap. This trick works with burgers and meatloaf, too. [Read more…]

Why Almost Everything You’ve Been Told About Unhealthy Foods Is Wrong

Why Almost Everything You've Been Told About Unhealthy Foods Is WrongEggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?

Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The “experts” who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script.

Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Foundation to explain why it still adheres to the nutrition establishment’s anti-saturated fat doctrine when evidence is stacking up to refute it. After examining 72 academic studies involving more than 600,000 participants, the study, funded by the foundation, found that saturated fat consumption was not associated with coronary disease risk. This assessment echoed a review in 2010 that concluded “there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease”. [Read more…]

Want To Stay Young? Eat Less

Want To Stay Young Eat LessEating less or having diets low in nutrients not only helps laboratory animals extend lifespan, it may also help humans to keep at bay diseases of old age such as cancer, an evolutionary theory shows.

Dietary restriction leads to increased rates of cellular recycling and repair mechanisms in the body, showed the research by Margo Adler, an evolutionary biologist at University of New South Wale (UNSW), Australia.

The theory is that this effect evolved to help animals continue to reproduce when food is scarce; they require less food to survive because stored nutrients in the cells can be recycled and reused. [Read more…]

9 Foods Men Need To Eat

foods men need to eatWhile many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sexes have their own set of dietary requirements.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their numerous benefits. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which, studies say help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease and lower cholesterol — all common ailments in men. [Read more…]