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How to Know whether Your Detox Diet Is Working

How do you know when your toxin-free diet is really making a difference in your life? How can you be sure the healthy choices you’re making through detoxification are having a positive effect on your body [more…]

How to Use Your Muscles to Maximize Detoxification

Going through a regular workout inevitably improves your muscle strength and endurance. Your muscles can help you make the most of your detoxification efforts through stimulation of your lymph system and [more…]

How to Maintain Healthy Levels of Bacteria

Bacteria are on and in us all the time, including the kinds of bacteria that can cause infections. The trick is that they’re present in extremely small numbers, and they don’t start being harmful unless [more…]

Identifying What Qualifies as a Toxin

A toxin is any substance that your body can’t use in a purposeful way or that requires energy to be removed. Even substances that your body has to have to survive can be toxic if you get too much of them [more…]

How to Take an Active Role in Detoxification

Your body can take care of quite a bit of detoxification on its own, but today’s elevated toxin levels demand that you give your body a hand. If you want to enjoy long-term good health, you must work hard [more…]

Detoxifying through a Healthy Diet

If you’re not enjoying optimal health, or if you’re struggling with obesity, you need to take a good, hard look at the many benefits of a detox diet. Changing what you eat [more…]

Damaging Food Additives You're Likely to Find in Your Groceries

In total, food companies add 2,800 substances to their products in an effort to save a buck, boost sales, and ensure that their food will last on the store shelves for a very long time. Many of the toxins [more…]

Must-Haves for the Low-Carb Pantry

If you're dieting the low-carb way, stock up on low-carb essentials so that when you have a need to eat, you can find healthy, low-carb ingredients. The following list contains recommended items to keep [more…]

How to Eat the Low-Carb Way

Eating the low-carb way means building your diet around lean proteins along with vegetables and fruits prepared fairly simply. If you were a meat-and-potatoes eater, focus on the meat more than the carb-heavy [more…]

How to Stick with a Low-Carb Diet

Sticking with your low-carb diet is much easier if you set yourself up for success and prepare yourself and your kitchen for a low-carb lifestyle. The tips in the following list can help you realize your [more…]

How to Estimate Portion Sizes for a Low-Carb Diet

A low-carb diet relies on knowing portion sizes to help you eat the proper quantities of the proper foods. To determine the number of low-carb servings you're eating, you need to estimate portion sizes [more…]

Approved Snacks for a Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb snacks are a good choice no matter which diet you're following because they're mostly fruits and vegetables. When choosing a low-carb snack, consider the ones in the following list first: [more…]

Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Low-carb dieting is a matter of choosing foods and strategies that put you on the path to success. Eating low-carb means knowing how to estimate portion sizes, choosing the right snack foods, and stocking [more…]

Nutrition-Related Measurements

Struggling to make sense of your pounds and ounces? Use this handy table when working with measurements to make sure you understand their quantities and abbreviations. [more…]

Key Elements Used in Nutrition-Specific Words

Use this table to help familiarise yourself with some of the language used within the subject of nutrition. Print it out and pin it up so you can refer back to it should you come across a word that needs [more…]

Energy Content of Macronutrients

Need to find out about Macronutrients? Use this table as a very quick reference point when looking at the energy content of different food types. [more…]

Adult Essential Vitamin and Mineral Nutrient Intake Reference

Need to know about your vitamins and minerals? Use these helpful tables to refresh your memory on reference nutrient intakes and get yourself up to speed. [more…]

Nutrition For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Want to increase your nutrition knowledge and learn how to make better food choices? Here you will find some quick and easy reference points helping you to prepare for, live and enjoy a more nutritious [more…]

Experimenting with Some Great Dairy-Free Snacks

Snacking is a way of life for most folks, but those who opt to go dairy-free may have to make some special adjustments to their old snacking habits. The tasty [more…]

Planning Quick and Easy Dairy-Free Menus

Planning your meals ahead of time can help make the transition to a dairy-free lifestyle that much easier. When you plan your menus, look for ways to add dairy-free variations in flavor, texture, color [more…]

Living Dairy-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Living a dairy-free lifestyle can be wonderful way to improve your health and well-being, and thankfully the transition doesn’t have to be difficult. Removing dairy from your diet simply takes some creativity [more…]

How to Determine Your Calorie Needs

Determining your body’s total dietary energy needs takes a bit of math — so grab a calculator. This method of determining your calorie needs is easier and almost as accurate as checking into a research [more…]

How to Estimate Calorie Needs for Dieting Athletes

If you are a dieting athlete, simply cutting your calories will impact your performance. Your focus should be lowering the percentage of body fat you carry. If you know what your weight-loss goal is, you [more…]

How to Manage Your Calcium Intake

Including calcium-rich milk in your diet often is associated with preventing osteoporosis, but building strong bones isn’t as simple as eating lots of calcium. The science actually is much more complicated [more…]

How to Cook Low-Glycemic Grains, Beans, Lentils, and Veggies

Identifying low-glycemic foods to eat is the first step; the second step is discovering ways to cook them so that you enjoy making them part of your daily meals. Use the following tips on cooking low-glycemic [more…]

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