The standard measure of heat energy is the calorie. A calorie is the amount of energy needed to heat one gram of water one degree Celsius. But, scientifically there is a difference between a calorie and a Calorie. A Calorie (used in measuring foods for example) is a kilo-calorie or 1000 calories. If a food
Our bodies don’t store protein, so protein needs are generally higher for individuals attempting to increase muscle mass and strength because exercise causes substantial changes in protein metabolism. This is why body builders often consume a lot of protein. The proteins in your muscles are continually turned over as muscle is broken down and new
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During these busy days of the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to eat well and eat healthy. Consider one-skillet meals – made healthy! Here are some tips. Try using more frozen foods – just be sure to check nutrition labels and purchase brands you trust. Take advantage of bagged lettuce, tomatoes, etc. for
You know it’s time to do something about your extra weight. You have been looking in the mirror for a while and have finally decided enough is enough! Sure, you know all the things you need to do to get back in shape like eat better and exercise, but why not get a little help
If you are watching your weight, alcohol is something you may want to put some limits on. Alcohol is very calorie dense coming in at seven calories per gram, but it also halts fat loss progress when you consume it. In addition, when you indulge in a few drinks your will power goes down, causing
Stress levels so high that your intestines are going from one extreme or the other? Consider taking a heaping teaspoon of Slippery Elm powder every 2 to 5 hours to soothe the worst digestive inflammation of nervous diarrhea. Slippery Elm can re-establish harmony in inflamed intestines within the day. And besides, it tastes good too.
There’s no better way to waste food than to let it spoil. But some foods are tricky when it comes to determining their state of “freshness”. So consider the following “primer practices” on keeping your shelves filled with foods that haven’t gone bad. Clean out. Remove everything from your pantry/cupboard shelves. Toss any cans showing
Some say if you can prepare a well balanced vinaigrette, you know how to cook. Is this true? Not sure; however, there are many opinions as to just how vinaigrette should taste. What to do? Well, the classic proportion of oil to vinegar in vinaigrette is four to one. However, two recent award-winning cookbooks favor