You look at the skinny person standing in front of you in line at the grocery store. What is their secret? How do they stay thin and fit, when half the country is getting fatter by the minute? They have their tricks, of course. You just have to fit them into your lifestyle. Eat more protein If you are used to eating sweet grains for breakfast, it’s time for...

Artichokes are one of the healthiest foods around, offering numerous nutritional benefits to be incorporated into our daily diet. They take a bit of work to prepare, although you can skip much of the preparation by buying them canned or frozen. Why we should eat artichokes Nutritionists recommend adding artichokes to your daily diet for several health benefits. Scientists...

Dark chocolate delights the taste buds with its rich, decadent flavor. Whether it’s a succulent strawberry dipped in deep, dark chocolate or a dark chocolate candy bar, eating chocolate high in cocoa content actually offers specific health benefits for your body. Dark chocolate will contain at least 60 percent or higher cocoa solids and may also be termed semi...

Once upon a time, dieting meant sticking to an extremely strict eating regimen. Egg whites were for breakfast, celery and tuna in water were for lunch, and dinner literally resembled rabbit food. If people cheated on their diets, they’d fall apart in a tailspin of self loathing, racked with guilt over their inability to stick to their admittedly tasteless eating...

Cheese Plate Cheese plates are a great part of any weight loss plan. You can easily assemble them at home and they are widely available in restaurants. They are typically made of an assortment of artisan or special cheeses such as Brie, Chevre, Gouda, Gorgonzola, Gruyere and Pecorino Romano. Cheese plates are served with bread or crackers, but for weight purposes...

Anyone who decides that fatty foods in general are evil and/or sugary foods in general are evil is making a big mistake. In fact, fatty foods and sugary foods are essential to a good diet. What’s essential, though, is that people choose foods that health experts regard as good fats and good sugars instead of bad fats and bad sugars. What do the numbers say The...

A vital organ for humans and other vertebrae, the liver performs several critical functions that keep the body humming along each day. Some of its most important roles include detoxification, the production of biochemicals necessary for food digestion, iron metabolism, blood clotting and protein synthesis. Also part of the metabolic process, the liver is a crucial...