Regular Soda and Diabetes

Need another reason to avoid regular soda and other sweetened drinks? A study by Harvard researchers published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumption of regular soda is associated with a 24% higher risk of type-2 diabetes than that of those who never drank regular soda. This higher risk was observed with […]

A Reason to Love Chocolate

Chocolate is good for your heart.  According to a British study published in Diabetics Medicine, chocolate helps to reduce cholesterol levels.  It has been shown to reduce blood pressure and reduce unhealthy plaque. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and a variety of minerals.  Another study published in the Nutrition Journal, found it beneficial in relieving […]

The Proper Intensity Level For All Activities

Whether you are a couch potato just getting started or an experienced weekend warrior, there is as an ideal intensity level for fat-burning and optimal health. How can you know your personal intensity level for any activity? That’s the topic of today’s blog. Is there such a thing as a fat burning heart rate or […]

Importance of Sleep

There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal that we’re […]

Alcohol and Your Health

Spanish researchers that found drinking alcohol was associated with a poor diet.  The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults age 18- 64.  They found that binge drinking, heavy drinking, hard liquor and even drinking during meals were all associated with poor diet. According to the study author, “Drinking alcohol may […]

All Calories Are Not The Same

A commonly accepted principle in diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories of white bread is no different than […]

BMI is Not the Best Indicator of Health

Body Mass Index (BMI) is often used as an indicator of health but a new study by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada gives more evidence that this measurement may be misleading many people.  They found that some ethnic groups are more likely to be adding dangerous visceral fat onto their internal organs like […]

Good News For Coffee Drinkers

Both the benefits and adverse health effects of coffee consumption have been the subject of study in recent years. Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But the latest run of studies has indicated that in moderation and […]