A Healthier Life

By Ramesh Prabhu | Natural, alternative approaches to a better body, a better mind, and a better you!

12 Enlightening Facts About Body Fat

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it’s the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don’t know enough about it: its</i> …

Body Fat

If nutrition labels looked like this, your attempts to quit sugar might actually work

Nutella. So sweet, so delicious. So continental. And sure, sugar is its first listed ingredient, but it’s made of nuts, and those chipper health bloggers on Instagram are always eating nuts! How much sugar are we talking about anyway?<p>Oh. Yikes.<p>This image, which resurfaced on Reddit earlier this …

Sugar

Magnesium is essential to your health, but many people don’t get enough of it

Ask most people to name a nutrient lacking in the American diet, and the top answers would probably be calcium, vitamin D or fiber. Though all nutrients are essential for good health, few are more crucial to focus on than magnesium — because we don’t usually get enough in our diet and none of our …

Vitamins

New Study Links Eating French Fries With a Higher Risk of Death

It's not like anyone ever thought that French fries were a healthy option.<p>It’s no surprise that French fries aren’t great for your health, but a new study is linking eating the fried food at least twice a week with an increased risk of death.<p>In an eight-year study, the American Journal of Clinical …

French Fries

Umami says its new veggie burger tastes like meat — and bleeds like meat

Umami Burger edged its way into Southern California’s hyper-competitive burger market with an ultra-savory take on the American classic inspired by Japanese flavors such as seaweed and shiitake mushrooms.<p>Starting Thursday, it will undertake an even bolder move: serving fake meat so realistic it …

​The 4 Best Homemade Snacks to Eat Before Your Workout

​Fuel your gym session with the right ratio of carbs and protein<p>What you eat before your workout can make or break your results. No one likes to feel like they are running on empty, but overeating before your gym session can sabotage your stomach and your workout, too.<p>At Foodtrainers, a private …

Eating

4 Weight-Loss Rules For Your Morning Meal

Skipping meals is not the best weight-loss strategy, especially when it comes to breakfast. Eating in the morning wakes up your metabolism, helping you burn more calories throughout your day. A solid first meal of the day also helps keep you feeling satiated so you eat fewer calories later. If …

Start Losing Weight Now With These 100 Tips

Losing weight is a journey made up of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by little.

How often you need to exercise to see results, according to the physiologist behind the viral 7-minute workout

If you've renewed your commitment to getting fit now that spring is in the air, you may be wondering how much time that goal will require.<p>If you want your workouts to produce real results, exercise has to be a regular habit, says Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the 7-minute …

Exercise

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Health and science reporter, BBC News<p><b>Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers.</b><p>The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.<p>The team also identified specific fruit …

Ayurvedic Soup To Boost Your Metabolism + Calm Inflammation

According to Ayurveda, India's ancient modality of health and healing, our health is about more than the absence of disease. It's a fruitful, …

11 Natural Methods for Detoxing Your Body

Cleansing diets, herbs, and fasting programs may seem like a modern health trend, but societies have used natural cleansing methods to detoxify the …

Detoxification

How to Conquer Cravings, Stress-Eating and 6 Other Weight Loss Hurdles

You know what to do to lose weight: Eat a little less, move a little more, and figure out what works for your body. “No more chocolate,” you declare. …

Weight Loss

Drink Lemon Juice Instead Of Pills If You Have One Of These 8 Problems

Lemon juice is inexhaustible in supplements, among which flavonoids, which have intense cancer prevention agent properties. Cell reinforcements are …

How What Goes In Your Mouth Affects What Goes On In Your Brain

It’s a relatively new scientific discovery that the bacteria living in your gut influence your overall health and according to a growing body of …

Train Your Palate To Love Healthy Food In 3 Steps

What's love got to do with our health and eating patterns? As it turns out—quite a lot.<p>I was recently on a phone interview with a newspaper editor …

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

There's a fad diet for practically everyone.<p>But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your …

Weight Loss

Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University

People who ate around 34 grams of whole grains per 1000kcal per day lowered their risk of premature death by 17 per cent<p>It is the news that middle-class foodies across Britain have been waiting for: quinoa could save your life.<p>A study by Harvard Public School of Health had found that eating a daily …

The Only 5 Habits Standing Between You & A Healthy Gut

In 2013 my stomach was at its all-time worst. Without going overboard with TMI, I was bloated all the time and couldn't go to the bathroom—you get …

Make this vegan mushroom bisque recipe for Meatless Monday

Some nights, you can’t go wrong with a comforting bowl of soup for dinner. This bisque combines a blend of crimini and shiitake mushrooms, the flavors rounded out with onion, garlic and a touch of red wine. And a nut-based cream adds just the right amount of richness. One bite, and you’d never …

Vegan

A lifelong carnivore went completely vegan for two weeks. Here's what happened.

Part-Time Vegan<p>Ironman champion John Joseph. Boxer Cam Awesome. NFL running back Arian Foster. UFC fighters Nick and Nate Diaz. These are all: a) …

Vegan

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Exercise

When we skip our workouts, we typically feel guilty about the physical ramifications—the effect missing a class might have on our muscles the next …

This Scientist Is Trying To Unravel What Sugar Does To The Brain

Most of us have been tempted at one time or another by the lure of sugar. Think of all the cakes and cookies you consume between Thanksgiving and Christmastime!<p>But why are some people unable to resist that second cupcake or slice of pie? That's the question driving the research of Monica Dus, a …

Sugar

What the author of 'Eat Fat, Get Thin' eats — and avoids — every day

Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, thinks we never should have told people to stop eating fat.<p>In a recent interview with The New York Times, Hyman talks about switching from a low-fat, carb-heavy diet — which he says wasn't giving him the results he …

Nutrition

What A Registered Dietitian Says You Should Eat Before And After A Workout

Working out isn't all about losing weight. In addition to slimming your waistline, research suggest that regular exercise can help reduce your risk …

Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Inflammation is often found in people who have chronic health diseases/disorders. Certain foods can also be a cause of inflammation. If these foods …

Here are all of the harmful effects sugar has on your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Sugar