Nearly 287 million people in the U.S. have eaten ready-to-eat cereals this year, according to consumer research company Simmons and U.S. Census data. But, with all the sugary varieties available today, it can be a challenge to find a cold cereal that is both healthy and flavorful. Here are some
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What do you know about protein? You probably know that your muscles are made of protein, and you might know (or have noticed) that getting enough protein with meals helps you stay satisfied longer. But protein is so much more than that. Your bones, skin, hair, fingernails, and other body
There are many reasons to eat healthfully. For some people, it may be about preventing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, while for others, it may be about maintaining an ideal body weight or even just feeling more energized. Fundamentally, though, a healthy diet is critical to providing your
A correct omega ratio of fats in your diet is absolutely critical to good health. But, which omega fatty acids are healthiest – 3’s, 6’s or 9’s? And, how can you be sure you’re getting the best omega ratio from supplements or your diet?
At one time, low-fat diets were believed to be healthy. Now, findings from hundreds of studies have revealed that it’s not the amount of fat; it’s the type of fat that’s most important.
You need an adequate amount of fat—about 45 to 75 grams per day on average—in your diet to help you absorb nutrients, increase your
There are over 10,000 different kinds of proteins in your body. They make up your muscle, bone, skin, and other body tissue, are part of the wall of every cell, and form many enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and even the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. Although they have very
After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That’s understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Although many factors affect cancer risk and survival, following a healthy diet and
Detoxification diets—lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks—are popular among celebrities who want to shed pounds or boost energy. These diets typically involve some kind of restricted eating regimen and sometimes require special supplements or products. With such a profile, it’s no wonder many people view the
A few decades ago, a vegetarian diet was not widely embraced as a healthy lifestyle choice; it was even viewed as a bit “risky,” given experts’ concerns over potential nutritional deficiencies of meatless diets. Fast forward to today, and health experts hold a vastly different view of vegetarian diets and
Despite its vast history, the use of flax today remains a highly controversial issue. Some physicians have questioned if flax may actually be harmful… so harmful that it promotes the growth of certain cancers! So, is flax good for you or not?