Why you shouldn’t always cook with olive oil

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 13:11

For the longest time, the only oil I bought was extra-virgin olive oil. After all, it’s high in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols and monounsaturated fats, which can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Then a friend, who was also a chef, told me that there are actually times when olive oil is not the best choice. So I looked into the best uses for olive oil, and when to choose another oil.

The Pros and Cons of 4 Trendy Diets

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4 celeb diets to avoid

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:56

Let’s face it: Hollywood makes losing weight look easy! Especially with all those toned bodies walking the red carpet this awards season. But if shedding a few pounds is on your to-do list, don’t be so quick to follow in the footsteps of your favorite celebs.

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Here are 4 popular celebrity diets to be wary of:

Secrets to Delicious Healthier French Toast

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4 foods to help you focus better

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:21

If you think cognitive decline isn’t something that starts to happen until after age 60, think again. A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline—a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity—can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.

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4 powerful reasons to eat grapefruit

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:44

Citrus season is here and while oranges and clementines definitely pack a health punch, it’s time to make some room for grapefruit. Grapefruit has some powerful health benefits, some of which Cheryl Forberg, R.D., and Karen Ansel, M.S. R.D., reported on for EatingWell Magazine.

Recipes to Try: Grapefruit Brulee and More Healthy Recipes with Grapefruit

Note: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications and make them less effective, so ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should avoid grapefruit.

Foods to Soothe Sore Muscles

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 12:21
Foods to Soothe Sore Muscles

These 4 foods can help ward off and minimize exercise-related muscle soreness.

If you’ve been exercising more, you may be suffering from the aches and pains of having overdone it at the gym. I’ve been there. Making sure your workout is challenging without overdoing it is one way to prevent muscle soreness.