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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…]

Key Points You Need to Know about Vitamin D

Even as researchers continue to discover how vitamin D can protect your health, a lot of misinformation still surrounds this amazing vitamin. Here are some of the key points you need to know to understand [more…]

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D?

New information about vitamin D's role in health is being published almost daily. Here are the key functions of vitamin D, divided into those that are firmly established, those for which there is growing [more…]

Recommendations for Vitamin D Intake

New recommendations for vitamin D were released by an expert panel in 2010. These recommendations for daily intake of vitamin D are based on the current literature on vitamin D and are set to protect the [more…]

What is the MyPlate Food Guide?

With obesity on the rise in both children and adults in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new food guide, MyPlate [more…]

Recommended Daily Supplement Program for Good Health

Because your body needs a healthy daily dose of vitamins and minerals get into a supplement-taking routine, consistency is the key to success with supplements. Even though each person’s needs are different [more…]

Whole Food Sources of Common Supplements

The best way to get most of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need is through your diet. As you choose to eat healthy foods, you'll soon see and feel the benefits — like increased energy, [more…]

Easing Common Ailments with Nutritional Supplements

Supplements play a vital role in supporting many body functions and offer tremendous benefits for increasing energy, easing common symptoms, , and reducing the effects of stress. Take a look at the following [more…]

Natural Substitutes for Medication

Although no herbal medicine is safe under every condition for every person, herbal remedies are becoming increasingly popular because they’re considered safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Take a look at [more…]

Vitamins For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Following a daily program of taking supplements and eating nutrient-dense foods is vital for maintaining your health and getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Some nutrients [more…]

Anti-Inflammation Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Choosing an anti-inflammation diet is one way to control inflammation in your body. For anyone living with chronic inflammation, finding a way to decrease symptoms and, if possible, erase the inflammation [more…]

Making Lifestyle Changes to Keep Your Heart Healthy

When you're battling hypertension, it's not about just one factor, whether that's reducing the salt or getting on the treadmill. Instead, controlling hypertension and improving your health involves creating [more…]

Looking at the Details of the DASH Diet

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan isn't hard to follow. Here, you'll find the types of food the diet recommends you eat, along with the number of servings per day. [more…]

Surprising Natural Foods to Avoid on a Raw Food Diet

When you hear the words raw food diet, you probably correctly assume that it doesn't include fried, roasted, baked, or grilled foods. You may also realize that most raw foodists avoid highly processed, [more…]

Keeping to Raw Foods when Traveling and Socializing

Maintaining a raw lifestyle away from home may seem daunting at first. By planning ahead and packing some of your own ingredients to enhance the raw offerings available at your destination, you can ensure [more…]

Getting Proper Nutrition on a Raw Food Diet

When you start transitioning to a raw food diet, knowing what to eat can be tough. Be adventurous and try new things, but also be sure to follow these eating tips to ensure you get proper nutrition: [more…]

Living Paleo For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Living Paleo means eating all-natural, real foods that support steady blood sugar levels and eliminate inflammation inside the body. Living Paleo also means knowing how to estimate the right amount of [more…]

How the Paleo Diet Helps You Lose Weight

Adopting a Paleo (or cave man) diet helps your body lose body fat naturally until you've reached your ideal weight. What's so great about eating Paleo is that you [more…]

Consume More Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene help protect your body from chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer and improve your overall health. They are also a key component [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Mediterranean Diet In A Day For Dummies

Ten Ways to Relax

You deserve to relax. And making time for it allows you to be more productive the rest of the day, which boosts your metabolic rate. Taking a break gives your brain and body time to recover and operate [more…]

Chemicals to Eliminate from Your Diet

Some food-related chemicals were created by man with the purpose of improving your health. However, in many cases, they have the opposite effect. They're disguised within foods in one way or another, and [more…]

Preparing Your Kitchen for a Metabolism Boosting Diet

The first step to making your kitchen your healthy eating sanctuary is to remove the foods that are problematic. These are the foods that clog up the space in your pantry and slow your weight loss progress [more…]

The Metabolism Booster's Guide to Food Shopping

Grocery shopping is one of the greatest ways to jump-start a healthy eating regimen — that is, of course, if you're planning ahead for the excursion, making nutritious choices, buying foods that you'll [more…]

Getting the Right Sleep for Your Metabolism

No matter how much activity you do, sleep is your way of recharging to power up for the day ahead. It's true that your metabolism slows by about 10 percent during sleep, but functions like muscle growth [more…]

Coping with Stress to Fix Your Metabolism

Do you automatically correlate stress with negative emotions and situations? Here's a reality check for you: Stress is a normal response to events and is unavoidable. But it's not always a [more…]

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