You know the drill. Wake-up early to get on the road for your summer road trip. Drive and drive until you need to fill up the gas tank and fuel-up a little yourself. You pull-off the road and...surprise (not surprised)...you’re surrounded by a fast-food festival. That road meal doesn’t have to ruin your journey to better health. Before you order your quickie meal, take a minute to strategize, and you’ll come away feeling confident in your choices.
Cinco de Mayo is a great time to try a new spin on a melt in your mouth Mexican classic. Cook up some healthy turkey enchiladas! The popular dish can either bomb your nutrition or be a nutritious bomb. If you’ve been working to meet nutrition and fitness goals, chances are you are looking for the latter. All it takes is a little creativity to revamp a recipe.
Among coffee drinkers, bulletproof coffee is gaining in popularity. Believers feel it is the most energizing cup of coffee you've ever had. Interestingly, one of the main ingredients is butter. A coffee that contains butter? Wait...what?
Sometimes the weight loss journey can be a long road full of interesting diets, fun and challenging new fitness routines and in some cases, special treats that promise everything from a flat tummy to a head full of luscious hair. Instagram and Twitter are both full of people trying to sell you Fit Teas or Tummy Teas and let's be honest, all of these people look super slim and healthy. It is just tea, right? Could there be any harm to drinking these specially designed detox teas every day? Take a look at the science behind fit teas and see if they're just another #InstaTrend to start reposting or something worth investing your time and money on.
The fountain of youth industry is big business in America. Consumers want to lose weight, burn fat and have more energy and stamina. They want instant-fitness and quick fix remedies; a red pill, a blue pill, an herbal supplement followed by a protein powder and topped with an amino-acid chaser. Nearly half of the U.S public take some type of supplement, from the pills found on the shelves of the local pharmacy to the products displayed on the virtual counters of the Internet. The supplements industry is a $38 billion business. But what sort of dangerous ingredients lurk in those supplements?
A juice cleanse -- it seems as though everyone's been on one, from the Kardashians to your next door neighbor. While people that love juice cleanses really love them and are going to brag about the amazing benefits of going on one, you're still a little skeptical. Will cutting out solid food in favor of a selection of rainbow colored juices for a few days or a week really help you get in shape? Are juice cleanses healthy?
While we need carbohydrates to fuel our bodies and give us energy, some "carbs" are better for us than others. The simple carbohydrates found in cookies, pastries, pies and other processed foods raise our glycemic index quickly and promote fat storage. Other carbs and starches like potatoes, white bread, and high fructose corn syrup do the same. However, there are some alternatives to our favorite carbs that can help with lowering this fat storage effect.