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How not to be fooled by simple food labels

Do you feel overwhelmed and confused when you read food labels? Even products with low nutritional quality can seem healthy when you read all the labels put on the packaging. In many cases these claims are there to make you feel good about yourself assuring you that the food you eat is healthier than it really is. We’ll show you what the most used food labels really mean. So you can easier choose the right foods for you.

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The reasons you eat and overeat

In an effort to lose weight you have been eating a bowl of oats for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and some clear soup for dinner. At the end of the day, you notice a rich smell of food from your neighbor which makes you realize that you feel extremely hungry. You give in and make yourself some pizza from the freezer, that makes you feel full and satisfied. You end the evening by taking some chocolate before going to bed. This is a scenario many dieters know too well. But why is it so hard to stop eating and say no to foods like grilled cheese, chocolate, pizza, ice cream, … We’ll explain the reasons you crave food and share tips how to avoid overeating.

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Here’s what happens when you eat too much salt

Do you have more of a salty tooth instead of a sweet tooth? Maybe that’s an advantage. After all, such a preference in taste will keep your sugar intake on the low side. Warnings against high sugar intake are all around us but scientists and doctors are urging just the same not to eat too much salt.

But why can salt be bad for you?

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Restaurant secrets for healthy eating out

With the rising concerns over obesity even fast food restaurants are making a shift towards healthier menu options. But still, the most visited fast-food chains serve foods very high in calories, not to mention total fat and sodium. Also, in the race of making the customer happy, many full service restaurants serve huge portions. Does this mean that healthy eating out is not an option? By making wise meal choices while dining out, you can
enjoy both a balanced meal and the joys of eating out. We’ll share with you restaurant secrets that will help you maintain a healthy body weight.

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Foods that help digestion of proteins

Foods rich in protein like meat, cheese and beans take much longer to digest compared to fruit, vegetables, grains or fat. That’s because long chains of amino acids have to be converted into single building blocks. You can improve the protein digestion process significantly if you’re eating the right foods after having a protein rich meal. That way you’ll help your body and avoid feeling heavy and sluggish. Find out more about foods that help digestion of protein.

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Why there isn’t a best time to eat fruit

A very widespread myth about fruit is still cruising around the popular media. It’s the fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach myth. It’s amazing how this kind of advise gets around so fast and even becomes a common known truth. But are there any evidence based facts that can back up this popular claim? Is there really a best time to eat fruit?

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13 ways to bring a daily turmeric dosage into your life

Studies performed with curcumin have shown such incredible results that you definitively should incorporate a daily turmeric dosage into your diet. Including this exotic spice in your meals can be done with ease. Check out these practical tips on how to put more turmeric into your diet without stressing out about it.

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