Snacking is an important part of a diet and can help prevent overeating at the next meal. But some snacks that you think might be healthy could be hiding excessive calories, fat and sugar. Below are five snacks that might be sneaking on extra pounds:
Dried fruit. Although dried fruit has numerous health benefits, it is also extremely high in sugar and calories. In addition, the drying process can cause a significant loss of nutrients, specifically fiber, so this snack might not leave you satisfied in the same way a piece of fresh fruit will. If eating
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Here’s what you need to know about your cup of Joe:Coffee is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet, according to Joe A. Vinson, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton who has studied coffee extensively. Caffeine may protect brain cells from the damage that causes Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. And the antioxidants in coffee could help prevent liver disease. Coffee may make you thin. The caffeine in
For years people have been discussing the positives and negatives of caffeine and for years people have been comparing different caffeinated beverages saying that one is better than the other. After some investigation, here is what we discovered.
Now, most of us are very aware of the positive effects of caffeine: alertness, reduced fatigue, high performance of simple tasks and tasks requiring a sustained response, and reduced headaches.
The problem is that we cannot forget the side effects of caffeine: dependency and withdrawal, anxiety, sleep depravity, fine motor control impaired, jitteriness, loss of
Many of us maintain healthy eating, but every once in a while we deserve a treat. Asian takeout has gotten a bad reputation as high-calorie, high-sodium, and overall a poor choice for those watching their weight. While there are some meals that are high in sodium and calories, there are also options that won't break your calorie-limiting bank. Below are seven tips about what to avoid and good choices when getting Asian takeout.
1. Edamame isn't low-cal always - Edamame is traditionally a good choice, as it has few calories, when it is steamed. However, some
Based on an article from Dr. Oz:
Are allergies causing you to gain weight? This could be reality for some, so try this three week anti-allergy diet to see what foods are causing the weight gain you don't want.
Most people see food allergies as fast-acting, as seen with people allergic to peanuts or shellfish and immediately break out in an allergic reaction. But dairy, a common unknown allergy to many, has slow effects causing inflammation hours or even days later. Research has shown up
Here is a great article on the dirty produce that you should wash thoroughly, and the clean fifteen that don't require as much cleaning attention.
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You hear it all the time, “organic food is way too expensive!” We hear this constant yammering because we’re often the ones saying it.
In all honesty being Environmental Studies students on student budgets (who quite frankly should be awarded for not eating three square meals of
The FDA spends a lot of time and energy making sure the food we eat won't kill us, nor do any serious harm. However, that doesn't always mean they allow the most appetizing ingredients into our food. Below are 8 food ingredients that you may wish wasn't in your food next time you eat it.
1. Gelatin - Most of us have heard of gelatin, and maybe a few of us actually know what it is. Gelatin is derived from collagen, which is made from a protein collected from animal skin. The gelatin in desserts, for
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Many times sociologists target minority groups in order to study them. Although this is helpful to examine varied privileges between social classes and minorities, sociology is often ignorant of the middle classes who coincidentally, make up the greatest percentage of our population in North America and Western Europe. Another chapter from Children, Food and Identity in Everyday Life, considers the consumption and identification of fast food by middle class teenagers. By comparing the middle class’ perceptions of fast food to those of the working class’ from a previous