When surveyed about their most-loathed body part, 75 percent of women agreed their upper arms were the clear ‘winner.’
More specifically, the extra flab that’s unflatteringly known as “chicken fat,” “chicken arms,” or, sometimes, “bingo wing arms” (so-named for its tendency to ‘flap’ like a chicken wing) is many women’s n … Read More
Filed Under: Fitness
Written By: July 31,2014
For a food that your body can’t even digest, fiber has an impressive role in your health. In fact, its ability to pass through your stomach, small intestine and colon mostly intact is part of what makes it so useful.
For starters, fiber provides bulk to your diet, helping you feel full longer (and ultimately maintain a he … Read More
Your body needs fat to function, but there’s a big difference between the natural fats in, say, a grass-fed organic burger and those in a chocolate doughnut. The type of fat you eat can literally make or break your health, which is why it’s absolutely crucial that you can decipher good fats from bad.
As a general rule of … Read More
Your body needs fat to function, which is why consuming the right types of fat in your daily diet is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Your body needs fat for energy, growth and development, and maintaining cell membranes. Fat is also essential for your body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients, like vitamins … Read More
The base for traditional antifreeze is the deadly ethylene glycol. It’s relative, propylene glycol, is used to manufacture so-called ‘safer’ anti-freezes for people who don’t want to accidently poison their pets and surrounding wildlife.
This clear slightly syrupy liquid (at room temperature) is not only used to make anti … Read More
More than half of U.S. women, and up to 45 percent of men, suffer from some type of vein problem, including spider veins. These red or blue discolorations on your skin (most often on your legs or face) resemble spider webs that can cover large patches of your body.
Although spider veins are typically not dangerous, they c … Read More
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that’s used to add a savory flavor to foods like processed meats, canned vegetables, soups, and much more.
When you eat food that’s been ‘enhanced’ with MSG, you’ll think it tastes more satisfying, more full of flavor, and more "meaty” than it actually is.
Many people experienc … Read More
Did you know...
Simple viral infections - like the common cold, flu, and pneumonia - are one of the top killers of folks over the age of 65?
So if you’re getting up there in years - or have an elderly family member - you’ll want to pay close attention to this virus killing “secret.”
Now, you’re probably aware antib … Read More
Do you have high blood pressure? High cholesterol or diabetes? Are you a smoker, over the age of 55, physically inactive or overweight? These, as you may know, are all factors that increase your risk of heart disease.
Are you ready for a surprise (unfortunately in this case not a very good one … )? … Read More
When most people think of enzymes, they typically are thinking of digestive enzymes, which convert the food you eat into small molecules that your body uses as fuel.
Amylase is an example of a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch; protease, also known as proteolytic enzymes, is a name for multiple enzymes that break d … Read More