Five steps to healthy eating at the office

Five steps to healthy eating at the office

Long hours at the office tempt workers to eat unhealthy food and sometimes skip meals, but it is possible to follow to a healthy diet with five golden rules

Many of us work in an office, which means sitting in front of a computer from 9-to-5. A lack of movement during the day is terrible enough but when combined with an unhealthy diet, things might go sideways.

An intense business tempo and working long hours negatively affects people’s diet. Irregular and unhealthy eating habits can cause illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, musculoskeletal problems, herniated discs, and osteoporosis.

Office workers tend to skip meals, especially breakfast, forget to eat healthy snacks, or worse, eat junk food as they work […]

15 hacks that make packaged foods healthier

15 hacks that make packaged foods healthier

Few things are as vilified in the food and wellness world as processed foods. Odds are, you’ve encountered someone who is obsessed with clean eating or who has been practically reborn after following the Whole 30 food plan . However, at the risk of becoming very unpopular, I’m here to say that convenience foods aren’t so bad.

Certainly, there are varying degrees of convenience and packaged foods. I’m not advocating a diet of potato chips and hot dogs, but canned soups, frozen entrees and easy-meal makers, like jarred marinara sauce, have a place in my home and on my menu. As a busy working parent, packaged foods can be lifesavers when I’m too time-pressed to assemble my bagged lunch or […]

Our bodies may be treating fast food like an invading bacterial infection — and it could be killing us

Our bodies may be treating fast food like an invading bacterial infection — and it could be killing us

Our bodies may react to servings of fast food the same way it treats an invading bacterial infection, martialling certain immune cells and potentially contributing to serious inflammatory diseases, a new study suggests.

The study may offer important contributions to understanding rapid increases in coronary disease, strokes, autoimmune diseases and potentially Alzheimer’s, researchers said.

An international team of scientists studied the short-term and long-term impact of feeding mice food that mimics a “Western diet” — high in fat, sugar, salt and carbohydrates and low in fruits and vegetables.

Scientists found that when exposed to the Western diet, inflammation was detected within the mice as an immediate response — the same response expected for invading pathogens, such as a bacterial infection.“The bone marrow […]

How to Give Up Your 4 Worst Eating Habits For Good

How to Give Up Your 4 Worst Eating Habits For Good

There’s something addictive about salty snacks and sugary soda — science says so.

For instance, when your stress levels skyrocket, so does your need for potato chips. Research suggests that downing salty foods can decrease the amount of cortisol — a stress-producing hormone — in your body. At the same time, the feel-good hormone oxytocin increases, making you feel better after you indulge.

Sugar addiction is real , too. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating lots of the sweet stuff can stimulate regions in your brain associated with other addictions, like gambling or drug abuse.

Your move, then, is to nix these vices from your diet, so you can make room for the good stuff. […]

The seven foods you need to stop eating

The seven foods you need to stop eating

emove fries from your diet, and if you absolutely must have something similar, then choose thick cut chips. If you’ve started off the New Year with a resolute intention to follow a strict diet or eating plan, then you might want to re-think your approach.

For, according to the Australian dietitian, Susie Burrell, we should instead be ditching certain foods from our lives forever.

Writing on her blog, Susie explained that this ‘black and white approach is clear and simple’, but she also said that in the long term your ‘diet and health will benefit’.

Here, Susie reveals the seven foods you need to remove from your day-to-day life – and what you can replace them with instead. The reason why Turkish […]

CDC study: Fruits, veggies lacking in adult diets

CDC study: Fruits, veggies lacking in adult diets

Metro Creative Graphics A CDC study states that only 1 in 10 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Having a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet has been taught and encouraged by health professionals for decades.

But according to a study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, adults still aren’t getting enough.

In fact, only 1 in 10 adults actually meet the recommended intake of those food groups.

The CDC stated that adults are encouraged to eat at least one and a half to two cups of fruit each day in addition to two to three cups of vegetables.“Yet in 2015, just 9 percent of adults met the recommendations for fruit, ranging from […]