Archive for October, 2012

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 22nd 2012

Serotonin may provide calming effects and improve sleep. The neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, signals the brain to alter emotions. Serotonin also moves to tissues throughout the body and may help reduce pain by constricting blood vessels at injured areas. Various foods contain substances that increase serotonin levels. Doctors even use medication that raises serotonin for […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 22nd 2012

In the supermarket, processed meals are often tempting because they are inexpensive, easy to prepare and tasty. However, processed foods may contain excessive calories, sugar, salt and trans fat. These unhealthy foods may cause weight gain or high cholesterol, which increase your risk of several chronic illnesses. To lose weight and lower cholesterol, choose a […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 22nd 2012

If you are looking to shed a few pounds, your weight-loss efforts should start early in the day. Eating a healthy breakfast serves a number of purposes, including suppressing your appetite the rest of the day as well as giving you the fuel you need to be active. Simply eating these foods will not cause […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 22nd 2012

Resolutions Aren’t Just for January.In fact, some – like resolving to be a truly eco-conscious eater – are best undertaken during the summer, when fresh food is everywhere. There are a ton of little things you can do that have a huge impact: turning on the oven less often, making delicious use of every last […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 21st 2012

It goes without saying that eating a balanced, nutritious diet that includes all the major food groups plays a vital role in making sure your body and mind are functioning at optimum levels. In addition, eating well can not only enhance and improve your training and competition performance but it can also help you recover […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on October 21st 2012

Step away from the phone. You don’t have to resort to take aways. Whip up something healthier, cheaper, and even tastier before the delivery guy can get to the door. Try the nutritious takes on pizza, hot wings, or Mexican, Chinese, Thai, or Indian food and more on the following slides. Pizza with Turkey Sausage, […]

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