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Does Coffee Make You Fat?

I am often surprised to hear so many people who are not quite sure whether or not coffee can make you fat and if it is even healthy for you. I honestly can not blame them because there have been many reports and theories on whether or not coffee is healthy or if it can actually cause cardiovascular problems. In this article I am going to share with you the most recent research on the topic of coffee and weight gain so you will know whether or not it is a safe beverage to drink.

What Is Gluten Free?

If you’ve been around the block a couple of times, you’ve probably heard the term gluten free. What exactly is gluten free? Well, to explain that, we need to take a look at what gluten is specifically.

SoZo – A Polyphenol Rich Beverage

Polyphenols are some of the most exciting substances in food nutrition research. This family of food components does not include vitamins or minerals, yet they have been reported to exert strong benefits for human health.

How Can Veggies and Fruits Help?

As we know, fruits and vegetables are good for the body mainly because they comprise a good amount of food fiber that is required during the process of metabolism. Consequently, we will have to have 3 portions of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits; an overall total of 5 portions of vegetables and fruits in our everyday diet.

Sugar: Evil or Essential?

With so much information that’s incomplete, who isn’t confused about sugar’s place in your diet? Nutrition is never about all or nothing, moderation and understanding your options is really the key. Basic nutritional education aside, it helps to remain active to understand how your particular body benefits from different foods.

Five Tips for Healthy Eating

There are no easy answers to a healthy diet and don’t expect to revamp your eating habits overnight but experts agree the key to healthy eating is variety, time-tested advice of balance and moderation. Instead of being concerned with counting calories, think of your diet in terms of color, variety and freshness. It is a step-by-step process: first you have to try to find foods you love and easy recipes that incorporate a few fresh ingredients; after a while your diet will become healthier and more delicious.

Why We Need Vitamin D – Functions, Sources and Deficiencies

Wondering why we need Vitamin D? Well, vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has several important functions in the body, one of its main responsibilities being to develop and calcify the bones.

Healthy Oils And Fats

Previously we all believed saturated fats were bad for you, and your heart. Now some new work finds that while they still aren’t any picnic, these fats may not be so bad for heart health after all. What’s more, replacing these fats with other unhealthy options – highly refined carbs – might actually increase your danger of heart disease.

Facts on Fast Food – 6 Reasons to Ditch the Drive Through

Fast food has become a growing trend in recent years. Chains are working hard to come up with the best advertisements to get more customers to eat at their restaurants. Fast food is fast, cheap, and convenient. But the negative effects that come with fast food far outweigh the advantages. Get the facts on fast food… you might just decide to bypass the drive through.

Dangers Of Too Much Red Meat

If you want to live for longer, you’ll want to avoid having too much red meat (including processed meats) according to some new research. Instead, make healthier choices like chicken, fish, whole grains, nuts and other solid sources of protein suggest researchers who have concluded a new study.

The Changing Face of British Snacking

Long a staple snack, biltong has become a symbol of South Africa itself. Unlike the more traditional snacks consumed in some British pubs, it’s even got a bizarre twist to it; it’s healthy! Low in fat and high in protein and energy, biltong offers a perfectly excusable snack, which won’t help to pile on the pounds. It’s a favourite with many athletes, mountaineers and other generally healthy types, as a high energy, easy to carry source of essential energy and vitamins.

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