What Are the Signs of Depression?

Signs of Depression

Some people may think they are depressed when they are experiencing short-lived feelings of unhappiness. Perhaps they have had a bad week or experienced relationship issues that have made them feel in a lower mood than usual. While this may turn into . . .  Read more >

The Effects of Alcohol – How Alcohol Affects Your Body

Effects of Alcohol

The impact of alcohol starts from the moment you take the first sip. While that occasional glass of wine is not a cause for concern, drinking too much beer, rum, whiskey, gin, vodka or tequila can take its toll. Read on to know more about the effects . . .  Read more >

High Cholesterol – What to Eat to Avoid It

High Cholesterol - What Foods to Eat to Avoid It

Changing what foods you eat can help prevent high cholesterol levels and improve overall health. Eating foods that lower LDL (the harmful cholesterol carrying particle that contributes to atherosclerosis), is the best way to a low cholesterol diet. . . .  Read more >

What are Saturated Fats? What Foods Contain Saturated Fat?

What are Saturated Fats

Whether you want to lose weight, lower your “bad” cholesterol, or improve your overall health, it’s a good idea to reduce your intake of foods that are high in saturated fats. While you may already have an idea what foods to avoid, there . . .  Read more >

What is Hypertension? What You Should Know About High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

What is hypertension in layman’s terms? Simply put, hypertension is high blood pressure. The pressure of blood in your body determines the rate that oxygen is supplied to your organs and cells, which essentially helps keep them alive and functioning . . .  Read more >

Why Sleep is Important and How to Get Enough Sleep

How to Get Enough Sleep

Why is sleep so important? The fact is, sleep is just as important to your health as diet and exercise. Sleep deprivation can cause many health issues, increase stress and even cause you to gain weight. The  . . .  Read more >

How Much Sodium in a Day Should You Consume?

How Much Sodium in a Day

We all need sodium. It is essential in small amounts. The problem is, many of us are consuming way too much sodium than what is recommended. This could lead to various health problems. To prevent that from happening, you should know how much sodium . . .  Read more >

10 Foods That Are Good for the Skin

Woman in Swimsuit with Good Skin

The saying goes: “You are what you eat.” Our skin is our largest organ and is affected by our nutrition (or lack thereof). A poor diet can cause metabolism changes, weight gain, and damage to organs — including the skin. It is important to . . .  Read more >

The Negative Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Man Sitting with Laptop Showing The Negative Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

The negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle are numerous, and different individuals can experience some or all of these effects. What is meant by a sedentary lifestyle? A sedentary lifestyle is one where the individual is not taking part in an adequate . . .  Read more >

What is Acrylamide and How Does it Get in Foods?

What Is Acrylamide

You might have heard about acrylamide in the media. This is more than just a buzzword, though. Acrylamide is a chemical that can be found in foods that have been processed at high temperatures. Deep frying, baking, and roasting can cause the formation . . .  Read more >