February is national Heart Health Month, and you can’t discuss heart healthy eating without discussing the benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is the traditional style of cooking seen in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and is abundant in foods that are readily available in the area.
In general, Americans tend to gain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Why not start implementing some basic lifestyle changes now, not only to prevent unwanted weight gain, but to potentially lose weight! There’s no need to wait until after New Year’s to make that resolution. You can approach healthy holiday eating from three perspectives: before, during and after your meal.
Coconut oil is increasing in popularity due to numerous health claims. Many claims suggest that coconut oil may increase metabolism for weight loss, aid digestion, lower cholesterol and improve heart health and brain function. With all the publicity, there still isn’t enough scientific evidence to back up these claims. Read More