Category Archives: health

10 WORST “HEALTH” FOODS

They claim to be health foods, are they, though? Don’t buy into bogus health claims or deceiving ingredient lists. In some cases, despite your best intentions, you may inadvertently opt for foods that offer one or two great nutrients-but have more calories, or grams of sugar, or milligrams of salt than you should be taking.

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Peanuts

Peanuts have beneficial protein, however a lot of people are allergic to them and have a hard time to digest. They also happen to have aflatoxin, which is a known carcinogenic, which may be the reason why peanut farmers tend to have disproportionately high rates of cancer. Peanuts don’t have omega-3, and eating them could lead to distorting your omega-6:omega-3 ratio. They are actually a legume, explaining why they are usually roasted. Peanuts also have as much protein as soy and are low in starchy carbohydrates.

Aside from munching on them, what recipes do you like incorporating peanuts in? Share them with us!

How To Fight Stress With Food

Stress eating can be detrimental when the food of choice is a candy bar or bag of chips. Heed these tips and try these healthy foods that are proven to lower stress levels.

Snack on nuts. They’re rich in magnesium that helps keep cortisol levels low. Nuts tend to be high in calories, so see to it that you don’t eat more than a dozen a day if you’re watching your weight.

Go for broccoli and low-fat ranch dip. Broccoli is known to be packed with folic acid, which aids stress reduction.

Snack on a whole grain English muffin and put some jam or honey. Complex carbohydrate-rich foods boost serotonin levels, enhancing your mood and helping you feel calm.

What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods?

Q: What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods?

A: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms that have their genetic material (DNA) altered, although not naturally. The technology is usually referred to as “modern biotechnology” or “gene technology”, in some cases also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. It lets selected individual genes be transferred from a certain organism into another, as well as between non-related species. These methods are utilized to come up with GM plants – which are then used to grow GM food crops.

Things You Should Know About Asparagus

Asparagus is packed with glutathione, which is an important anticarcinogen. It also is is rich in rutin, known to keep tiny blood vessels from rupturing and helps in protecting against radiation, as well. Asparagus can be your great source of vitamins A, C and E, B-complex vitamins, potassium and zinc. What’s your favorite dish that involves this superfood?

First asparagus of the season

Q&A: Post-dinner, I almost always eat leftovers. Is there a way I can get rid of this after-dinner munchies?

Q: Post-dinner, I almost always eat leftovers. Is there a way I can get rid of this late night munchies?

A: There are people who are more likely to go for nighttime snacking, and they are those who always cut back too much on their dinner or eat too little during the day. It’s a must to know whether or not you finish dinner feeling full. If your answer is a hard “no,” add a little more substance to your dinner.

Eating hedgehog