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Sweet Potatoes: Why You Should Make These Healthy Spuds Your Buds

Sweet Potatoes: Why You Should Make These Healthy Spuds Your Buds

1/12 Antioxidants Aplenty Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of color brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance out …

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The Best Habits for Athletes Over 40

Life is less forgiving after 40. It’s a myth you can’t gain fitness, lose weight, change careers or change yourself past a certain age; but I do think those changes get harder. Your body doesn’t absorb and shrug off abuse as well as it did years ago. There’s more at stake when changing relationships and …

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Do You Get Enough Iron?

1/11 Why You Need Iron Iron is a mineral that your body uses to make two proteins: hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin helps your red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Myoglobin brings oxygen to your muscles. Iron is also important in making hormones, as well as tendons, ligaments, …

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Vegan over Viagra-How James Cameron ate his way to a better Sex Life

James Cameron made a titanic-sized claim that eating a vegan diet has had some unexpected below-the-belt benefits. Namely, he says, he has better erections thanks to his plant-heavy diet, which has everyone wondering: Can this be true? Cameron thinks it is, and so much so that he has executive produced a new documentary called “The …

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Veggies that Pack in the Protein

1/13 Why Do You Need Protein? Your body uses it to build your muscles and organs, deliver oxygen to cells all over your body, and keep your immune system working. Most people should get at least 10% of their daily calories from protein. That’s about 56 grams for a man (based on 2,000 calories a …

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High-Protein Diet: Benefits and Risks

Combine speedy weight loss with the satisfaction of feeling full, and it’s easy to understand why high-protein diets are popular. But, WebMD asks, is there a downside? 1/16 Too Good to Be True? Lose weight while eating steak, burgers, cheese, and bacon? High-protein, low-carb plans like Atkins and the Zone can work. But you should …

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9 Ways to Eat Clean

Clean eating means choosing foods that are as natural as possible. How can you make it work for you? Pick Whole Foods The basic idea of clean eating is to choose foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. So instead of boxed, bagged, or packaged foods, choose fresh, whole ones. Think …

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