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Fruit Juice – The myths, the facts and tips.

Posted by on June 3, 2009 at 3:22 am

“Ouch! Arghh! Finally you heave a sign of relief! However, you felt a sharp pain while you were trying to release your stool. The next thing you noticed, there were tiny traces of reddish substance believed to be blood, that could be seen in the faeces you had excreted. Recalling the food you ate for the day, you couldn’t seem to remember any that provides clues to the existence of  the substance. However, you could feel the burning sensation and acute pain when cleaning yourself. You suspected tears around your anus. Those were the details you gave to your doctor during your visit to the clinic. One of the most common questions normally asked by the doctor would be, “do you consume fruits?” The model answer given by most people would be “yes” since everyone of us know that fruits are healthy and known for their rich anti-oxidants in fighting against deadly diseases such as cancer, preventing cell damage and anti-aging properties. But again some people may think that drinking fruit juice everyday is the same as consuming fruits. This assumption has caused misinformation and many people are confused between facts and myths. Are you one of them? Continue reading "Fruit Juice – The myths, the facts and tips."

What You Need To Know About Nutrition Labels

Posted by on May 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

Most of us do not pay much attention to the details of the ingredients in what we eat, other than those dieting or preparing for competition who need to make wiser choices of food. Nutrition labels first appeared on food packaging in 1990, in the United States after a law was passed to reveal the composition of food content. Labeling was to help people make better nutrition choices. However, many people are still ignorant on the usefulness of this information after so many years. This is a guide to advice you on what to take note and what you can ignore on the labels. Continue reading "What You Need To Know About Nutrition Labels"

Cultivate Good Nutrition Habits For a Better Health With the Help of These 12 Tips

Posted by on May 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

Most of us are living a busy and hectic life, working hard for our dreams and goals. However, with the constant stress and hectic schedule on a daily basis, the majority of us tend to neglect our nutrition intake and the types of food we eat daily, and end up cultivating bad eating habits. Depending on the eating habits taught to us by our parents during childhood, some of us may even be eating incorrectly without knowing it. The real key to smart eating is actually to cultivate good habits. Continue reading "Cultivate Good Nutrition Habits For a Better Health With the Help of These 12 Tips"

A Guide To Carbohydrates Loading For Runners

Posted by on May 13, 2009 at 2:36 am

One of the most inexpensive sports I can think of and yet provides the necessary workout for your body, as well as your heart, is running. Encountering an increase in carbohydrates intake is a definite thing. However, savvy runners will know how to control the amount they consume and balance it with their workout so that they do not end up Running shoesruining their initial plans and end up putting on more weight in the process.

When carbohydrates is consumed into our body, it is converted into glycogen and transported to our muscles to be used as fuel. Runners, especially those who clock extensive mileage, will require greater amounts of carbohydrates to ensure their performance remains in tip top condition. Continue reading "A Guide To Carbohydrates Loading For Runners"