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Have you ever eaten something because you thought it was healthy, but later found out that food wasn’t good for you at all? Don’t be embarrassed if the answer is “yes.” Advertising and misinformation surround what we eat and can make every food appear healthy—even if nothing could be farther from the truth. Here are five of the most dangerous foods // PROTEIN BARS Protein bars are basically vitamin and protein-infused candy bars. They seem like a healthy snack replacement, but they can contain more than twice the amount of...

It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over.There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. Doing this can lead to more weight loss than you ever imagined. // Break up workouts throughout the day Can’t carve out a full 30 minutes or an hour of exercise time in one go? Opt for shorter bouts of exercise...

While they are not as important to weight loss as the foods that one eats, beverages can play a pivotal role as well. This is because when it comes to beverages, there are some really unhealthy ones that people drink that do not even quench one’s thirst (such as soft drinks), and some really healthy ones that provide a lot of benefits to one’s health. Following is the list of 5 weight loss drinks and healthy ingredients for shakes and beverages: // Watermelon One cup of watermelon contains around 45 calories. It is one of the...

Snack on nuts. Drizzle a little olive oil on your salad. Dine on salmon. Have a little chocolate—guilt-free! These eating strategies (and more) can help reduce your cravings for high cholesterol foods and help you reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. What follows are the healthiest foods that lower cholesterol. If you’re already eating plenty of them, keep up the good work. If not, begin adding them into your diet today // Salmon & fatty fish Omega-3 fats are one of the natural health wonders of the world and have...

Organic, raw apple cider vinegar is one of the top natural health remedies that can be used every day. It can be beneficial for several reasons, including detoxification, helping the body more easily digest foods and for a quick burst of energy. Also, apple cider vinegar has uses for personal care reasons like conditioning hair, whitening teeth and as a household cleaner. // Apple cider vinegar helps tummy troubles For an upset stomach, sip some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. If a bacterial infection is at the root of your...

Oatmeal Oats, eaten as oatmeal (porridge), are a popular breakfast choice. Oatmeal is fairly low in calories and a great source of fiber, particularly a soluble fiber called beta-glucan. Oatmeal’s filling power comes from its high fiber content and its ability to soak up water. Soluble fiber, such as the beta-glucan in oats, can help you feel full. It may also help release satiety hormones and delay the emptying of the stomach. // // ...

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Below are five warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. // Problems with language Everyone has trouble finding the right word sometimes, but a person with dementia may forget simple words or substitute inappropriate words, making sentences difficult to understand. //...

Everybody seems to raving about health and fitness these days. And while many people choose to go down the road of expensive gym memberships, special equipment and magic supplements, there are also those who like to keep it simple – eat less but healthy and perform bodyweight exercises at their home. // Plank The plank is one of the most fundamental exercises to do regularly as it helps tighten and strengthen your core, leading to increased overall strength and stability. Prop yourself up on your forearms and feet and keeping your...

With the exception of the occasional cookie or candy binge, you might think you have fairly healthy eating habits—but there’s more to a well-balanced diet than just counting calories or avoiding fatty foods. Sugar lurks in much less-obvious places than your kid’s leftover birthday cake. But most of the “healthy” go-tos listed below are packed with more sugar than a Twinkie. // Salad Salad itself may be good for you, as long as it’s stuffed with a variety of veggies, but it’s what you drizzle on top that...

As we age our body begins to change. Sometimes the changes are good but sometimes the changes in our body can set back our workout plan and do more harm than you could imagine. In general exercising and working out is always a good idea to help keep your body in shape. However there are several exercises that can do more harm than good once your reach the age of 40. If you have recently hit that milestone we’ve put together a list of 5 exercises that you should absolutely avoid incorporating in your workout plan. // 1. Hovering Leg...

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