Here is overwhelming scientific evidence that diet, besides daily physical exercise, abstinence from tobacco, and moderation in alcohol ingestion, determines our health, resistance to diseases, and longevity.
The multitude of diet regimens and diet aids flooding the market today is a testament to the public's greater awareness and acceptance of the fundamental value of diet and its impact on our body. There is no question, we are what we eat.
Unfortunately, the various "formulas" out there are so commercialized and so confusing that the public no longer knows which one to believe, which one to use. The wide spectrum ranges from the... read more
In this day and age, cancer is no longer an uncommon sickness. It has a lot to do with the chemicals in our food, more and more of which are processed and refined." Hardly anything we eat are natural anymore, and the chemicals used to grow and prepare food are found to be causing more harm than good. The best way to prevent cancer is to stick to natural or organically grown products, and food that contain the complete natural range of the 72 trace elements. Here are the top ten anti-cancer foods:Seafoods - This is the most powerful anti-cance... read more
Cholesterol is one of the good news, bad news things: the body needs it, but too much of it can damage the heart. Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced naturally by the liver, but it is also found in foods we eat that come from animals, such as beef, poultry, seafood and dairy products. It has a number of important jobs, including the production of certain hormones as well as the breakdown and digestion of fat. Sometimes, however, our bodies have too much cholesterol, and this becomes a problem that can eventually damage and clog arteries. Now more than ever,... read more
When it comes to maintaining optimum health and ideal weight, calories always come into the picture. Calorie is the energy supplied by the food we eat to power our body which when not utilized is stored as glycogen from carbohydrate or triglyceride from fat. According to Dr. Malcolm Kendrick of the UK, the muscle can store 3,000 calories, one-third as glycogen and two-thirds as fat. The liver can store 1,000 calories in equal proportions. Once these two calorie storage depots get full, they are full. They don't behave like sinking boats, you cannot overload them. So what happens to the... read more
ome: People in Mediterranean countries are abandoning the region's widely praised healthy diet in favor of food that has too much fat, salt and sugar, the Food and Agricultural Organization warned recently."Hailed by experts as keeping people slim, healthy and long-living the Mediterranean diet has followers all over the world-but is increasingly disregarded around the Mediterranean," said a statement from the UN body.Senior FAO economist Josef Schmidhuber said the Mediterranean diet, based on fresh fruit and vegetables, was becoming less popular in several countries in its home region including Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.Growing affluence had changed the eating habits... read more