Daily Tips – What is Metabolism?

The dictionary defines metabolism as the sum of all biochemical processes involved in life, or the sustaining of life. In application concerning our health, metabolism is related to the intake and use of food. In reference to the case in point it is our ability to utilize our food to the fullest extent. The body’s metabolism is a unique process for each individual person. No two people metabolize food at the same rate therefore no two people have the metabolism. …

Daily Tips – What Do We Really Need to Eat?

Today’s food diet consists mostly of meat and starch. The fast food drive thru at your local burger joint doesn’t offer a menu of fresh fruit and vegetables. We’ve become a nation of massive carbohydrate consumers. But that wasn’t the original plan. During the days of hunting and gathering, the daily diet consisted mostly of fruits, vegetables and other plant life. Meat was a scarcity, and bread was virtually non-existent. During this period in time, there was no problem with …

Daily Tips – What Foods Make Us Healthy?

The foods of the food pyramid are necessary for our optimal health. But in what quantities and which ones are the best? These are questions that must be tailored to our individual needs. So must the answer to what foods make us healthy be a unique one. Healthy for me, is not the same as healthy for you. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, and everyone’s level of calorie consumption is different. We can examine some of the better foods, and …

1 – Dietary Antioxidant.

Sweet news to honey fans. 2 brand-new studies by researchers of the University of Illinois show the dietary antioxidant benefits of honey. Among the studies shows that part of the dietary antioxidant qualities of honey has preservative properties that work on meat without jeopardizing the taste. Based on a work done on human blood in the lab, a just recently published study states that the dietary antioxidants present in honey slow the oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL). Excessive LDL …

Daily Tips – Vitamins, The Forgotten Element

Vitamins and minerals are more readily available to us than ever before, and we’re still no better equipped to actually determine what we need to take, than we were forty years ago. Just because we see the latest advertisement about a particular vitamin and decide the symptoms of deficiency apply to us, does not mean we need to rush out and purchase the product. The symptoms of deficiency for lots of vitamins and minerals are the same or overlapping. What …

Daily Tips – The Four Food Groups

With the release of the new food group pyramid, there are officially five food groups. Oils and butters are now included as a food group; but for the purpose of this paper, we are still going to consider ourselves to have only four. The four food groups are grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy. Let’s take a look at each food group and discuss a few of the more important points from each group. Grains cover a broad range of …