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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…]

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…]

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…]

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

Choosing Substitute Behaviors to Keep You Away from Sugar

A good way to beat sweets is to engage in an enjoyable substitute activity whenever you have a sugar craving. Try to find activities that you enjoy and that you find meaningful. Doing something good for [more…]

Ten No-Cook, Low-Sugar Snacks

If you're in a hurry, it can be difficult to come up with a healthy snack instead of one that's loaded with sugar and chemicals. Here's a list of ten healthy snacks that you don't have to cook, so that [more…]

What to Do When a Sugar Craving Strikes

Regardless of how clean your diet is, almost everyone gets cravings for sweets or junk food now and then. As you practice better eating habits and wean yourself off sugar, use these suggestions to fight [more…]

Getting the Right Amount of Fiber

Getting the recommended 25 grams of fiber a day is easy when you introduce whole grains, fruits, and vegetables into your daily diet. You can create menus that include healthy high-fiber foods, as well [more…]

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