Category Archives: Diet & nutrition
Diet After The Holidays – You probably over-consumed during the Christmas holiday season and diet(ing) is now on your mind. There’s plenty of evidence to encourage you into action. In fact, new research says your actions to reduce what goes in your mouth can extend your life by up to 8 years.
According to a recent study from researchers at the McGill University Health Centre, ‘Overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to 8 years’. They also say that overweight folks have a higher propensity for diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease earlier in life – which can ‘rob them of nearly two decades (20 years) of healthy life’.
Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds – Most people are unaware of the health benefits of pumpkin seeds and generally remove them and throw them away. However they can be used in soups and sauces as well as a healthy snack. You can roast them yourself after drying them with or without salt and in their shells. Some pumpkin seeds are not surrounded by a husk but mostly you have to take off the ivory-colored outer husk to get at the dark-green seed inside.
In Greece people eat these as snacks and they are called passé tempo. They contain monounsaturated fats which can lower cholesterol levels in the blood, that is the bad cholesterol, and heighten the levels of good cholesterol.
Eating Out And Staying On Course – The problem of what to do when dieting and eating out is a tricky one. At the height of the 1980s’ slimming boom, some restaurants offered specific diet options on their menus, but few give this kind of service now that dieting is less fashionable.
The best way to get around the problem of dining out without lapsing – without drawing attention to yourself and still being able to enjoy yourself – is as follows: