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Diet & Optimum Nutrition




Top 10 things to forget about Dieting & Weight loss

Because if you want to lose weight and change your life you must change the way you think about dieting. Besides dieting is characterized by a cyclical pattern of repetitious loss and gain of body weight. Some of the ways people choose to do this include skipping meals and consuming very few calories.


Top 10 Food Myths and Facts

No matter when you eat them, you gain weight when you eat more calories than you burn off. However, mindless munching in front of the TV at night can push calorie intake over the top.


Top 10 for Selecting a Sandwich Bar

Sandwiches are one of the most popular midday choices of food. They're easy to make, possess variety, and, if properly portioned, are an option for losing weight. But be careful, a few ingredients can add hundreds of extra calories if not excluded.


Top 10 Heartburn-Friendly Party Snacks

Nearly 40 percent of Americans have heartburn at least once a month, according to the American College of Gastroenterology Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach moves backwards from the stomach, up into the esophagus.

Top 10 to keep a check while eating out

With Christmas and new year gearing up its time to party again, it's time again to keep a watch on what goes into your stomach so that you are left with no regrets. It's clear that the way to be thin and still have some joie with our meals is to adopt a more traditional, and worldly, way of dining.


Top 10 to keep a check while eating out

With Christmas and new year gearing up its time to party again, it's time again to keep a watch on what goes into your stomach so that you are left with no regrets. It's clear that the way to be thin and still have some joie with our meals is to adopt a more traditional, and worldly, way of dining.


Top 10 "Super-foods" to increase muscle mass

Protein is required in larger quantities for the bodybuilder To help the body grow and develop. This fact also applies to those individuals in physically demanding jobs involving heavy lifting and high levels of physical activity; which requires additional protein intake as well. Read on.....


Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are: keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down; eat plenty of wholegrains, oily fish and fresh fruit and vegetables; and cut down on salt and sugar. Read on.....


Top 10 Foods Containing Trans Fats....Culprit Behind Belly Fat
Researchers at Wake Forest University found that trans fats, which are created by partially hydrogenated oil, increase the amount of fat around the belly and redistribute fat tissue to the abdomen from other parts of the body.


Top 10 Most Dangerous Fruits and Vegetables in the World
Women Fitness presents before its readers an informative resource to create the awareness and know about the most dangerous fruits and vegetables in the world. Sometimes out of curiosity or ignorance we consume these fuits and vegetables, it shall make you aware about their toxity, poisioness.


Top 10 Reasons to Get Hooked on Fish
Fish is a good source of nutrition and many kinds of fish are low-cost and easy to prepare. Women Fitness brings you top 10 reasons to eat a variety of fish and shellfish as part of a balanced diet.


Top 10 to say Goodbye to Dieting
The not-so-secret, secret to weight loss and control, is not an eating plan with a sexy name and lots of hype but a healthy low fat diet that, emphasizes fruits, grains and vegetables. Read on.....


Top 10 Great Ways to Eat Avocados

Avocado is a fruit, that is usually eaten as a vegetable. It is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat  that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging (vitamin E may also help alleviate menopausal hot flushes). It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.


Top 10 to Eating Healthy at Work

Welcome to the busy working lifestyle - where the combination of poor nutrition and high stress make for a sick and tired person - and most probably overweight as well.


Top 10 Fruity Facts to Save Your Life
Eating more fruits and vegetables- and less animal fat - is good for health. But did you known that particular fruits offer observable health benefits that can be measured in the laboratory? Some examples of what fruits can extend your life - and what science says about them.


Top 10 to avoid the Salad Trap

A salad may seem like a better choice than, say, a burger.  But garnish your greens with the wrong choices, and you might just as well eat the ground round - and may be even some fries on the side.


Top 10 Rules for Dining out

Many of us enjoy going out to eat. Unfortunately a number of people throw their 25 percent or less fat budget out of the window. Even worse, many eat unbalanced meals and/or binge when eating out. Some people will even skip breakfast and lunch to compensate for the extra calories they will consume when going out for dinner.


Top 10 foods to avoid during pregnancy

Even if you've always had a stomach of iron, pregnancy weakens your immune system and makes you more vulnerable to food-borne illnesses that could make you sick and harm your baby. So it's important to avoid certain foods during pregnancy.


Top 10 Healthiest Snacks : You Can Just Keep on Eating
Your body needs food - its fuel - in moderate doses throughout the day so it always has nutrients available. Having four or five 'mini-meals' daily helps most people prevent cravings and ultimately achieve and maintain healthy weight.....


Top 10 Health Benefits of Strawberry
Standing just in the line after blueberries and walnuts stands no other than strawberry with innumerable health benefits. "Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry), but doubtless God never did”.  


Top 10 Steps to Changing Your Eating Behavior
Do you alternate between following a meal plan and losing weight (being “good”) and falling off the plan and regaining weight (being “bad”)? It’s a frustrating but common cycle. Nutrition experts Ellie Zografakis, RD, and Dale Huff, RD, CSCS, co-owners of NutriFormance Personal Training and Sports Nutrition in St. Louis believe that behavior modification strategies--rather than diets--can help you break this self-defeating cycle and make lasting lifestyle changes.  


Top 10 Anti-Stress Nutrients

Stress is known to rob the body of essential vitamins and minerals, yet a healthy diet can help the body fight back. Make sure you compensate for any shortfalls by eating foods that are rich in the following nutrients.


Top 10 Low Cholesterol food options

High cholesterol is a leading risk factor for heart disease. Excess cholesterol in the bloodstream can form plaque in artery walls. This plaque causes arteries to become thicker, harder, and less flexible. Eventually, cholesterol will slow down or even stop the blood flow to the heart. When cholesterol becomes so thick that it blocks the flow of blood completely, a clot may form, which results in a heart attack.


Top 10 to combat eating disorders
Women are constantly bombarded (in the press, advertisement, films and television) with images of the perfect body. The enormous pressure built up on them leads many women to go on diets to help them lose weight. Some women have developed a very unsettled relationship with food, followed by complains of chronic constipation, lack of energy or food intolerance. One thing common to all eating disorders is the love-hate relationship with food.


Top 10 shopping tips for “No White Diet"
A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates — such as bread, grains, rice, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasizes sources of protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist, each with varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates. If you have decided to follow a protein rich diet, stack the deck in your favor with the right ingredients and techniques for low carb cooking.


Top 10 Interesting Ways of Eating Oats

Whether you are looking for weight loss or cholesterol management, oat no doubt can prove an unbeatable food option. There are unfathomable ways of incorporating oats into your diet, provided you are ready for innovations. Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. According to Quaker, all it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or "bad" cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs.



Top 10 foods to fill you up and fight hunger

It's normal to feel hungry when you start a new exercise regime or you increase your exercise frequency or intensity. You're burning more calories, so your body needs to take more in.



Top 10 Triggers for Over-eating 
Most of us are overeating for a hundred different reasons. We are eating due to stress, irritation and frustration. It may be worry or overwork. Read on.....


Top 10 Health Benefits of Pomegranate  
Fruit with seeds or arils is no other than Pomegranate; with innumerable health benefits. As pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, it can keep bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidizing and hence prevents atherosclerosis- Antioxidants are the loyal protectors and nurturers of our cells, repelling disease, and promoting good health. Antioxidants can come from healthy eating or in the form of supplements, and they include a family of naturally formed components like vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin E, and more.


Top 10 herbs for Cholesterol Management  
Anyone can have high blood cholesterol. Also, as there are no warning signs, you may be surprised to learn that you have high blood cholesterol. The best way to lower your high blood cholesterol is to eat foods low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol; be more physically active; and lose weight, if you are overweight.


Top 10 Herbs to Manage Menopause
Menopause is the time when periods and ovulation cease, but the symptoms may begin one, two, or three years before this happens. Many authorities assure us that there is no reason why women should suffer from unpleasant menopausal symptoms, but the depressing fact is that many, many women have an unhappy and uncomfortable time.

Top 10 a-must Healthy Seeds in your diet
A seed is the part of a plant that contains the embryo of a future plant. To provide the embryo with a good source of energy, the seed often contains stored nutrients and oils that make the seed high in fat (good). Seeds are excellent sources of fiber, selenium and vitamin E, and fairly good sources of protein, zinc, and iron. Because they contain a concentrated source of fat and calories, it is best to enjoy them in small amounts (1/8 - 1/4 cup), 3-4 times a week.

Top 10 to handle the Frenzied Eating Habits
In order to break the cycle of eating large portions all the time try out these day-to day solutions.


Top 10 Reasons why YOU should cook your meal

There are some necessities in life one of the major one is eating a healthy meal daily. There are a lot of pros and cons to cook at home. Start cooking real, whole foods from scratch and you'll be amazed to see the pounds drop off.


Top 10 Low Cholesterol food options

High cholesterol is a leading risk factor for heart disease. Excess cholesterol in the bloodstream can form plaque in artery walls. This plaque causes arteries to become thicker, harder, and less flexible. Eventually, cholesterol will slow down or even stop the blood flow to the heart. When cholesterol becomes so thick that it blocks the flow of blood completely, a clot may form, which results in a heart attack.



Top 10 Anti-Aging Nutrition Habits
While aging is inevitable, physical decrepitude is not. Many of the outwards signs of growing old can be slowed - and life may even be prolonged - by maintaining a sensible approach to diet.


Top 10 Foods worst to consume

We all need a little fat and sugar in our diets; however, too much of both can lead to unwanted weight gain and increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other major health problems.



Top 10 high sugar foods to avoid

When you eat food, your body changes the food you eat into sugar and uses the sugar for energy. When you have diabetes, your body is not able to use the sugar for energy. The sugar floats around in your blood. That is why people with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood.



Top 10 health benefits of Blueberries

A new University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests that blueberries may help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the heath family, which includes the cranberry and bilberry as well as the azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron.


Top 10 secrets to a Healthier Heart

They all help cut your risk of heart disease, the top cause of death among people. At least 40 to 50 people die of heart related ailments every hour in the country. And at least 15 to 20 million men and women suffer from some of heart disease or the other. The good news: It’s also true that preventing heart problems is getting easier. Here, we gathered the latest tricks – all backed by solid research – to take care of your heart.



Kick start the new year with healthy breakfast options

With people spending less time in the kitchen and skipping breakfast more than ever, can a hot breakfast be fast, convenient and portable. The truth is, you can prepare a breakfast that is both quick and healthy.



Top 10 Must–have Herbs and Spices

If you've ever browsed the herb-and-spice display in your grocery store, you've spotted dozens of different seasonings. Each imparts a very distinct flavor and aroma. Which ones you choose depends as much on the foods you're preparing as on the preferences of you palate.



Top 10 to enhance your calcium reserves

Like any other tissue in the body, the bone is diet and lifestyle dependent. The bone is our calcium bank, the more you deposit and the fewer withdrawals you make while you are young, the more you save for later life. Eat calcium-rich foods and avoid the calcium leaching ones. Besides, calcium is a fussy mineral and better calcium absorption depends on a number of factors.



Top 10 Tips To Maintain A Healthy Holiday Balance

Holidays offer temptation for party-goers to abandon healthy nutrition habits. Late nights and the chilling cold keep most of us away from exercise regime, all this is enough to jeopardize our fitness goals. Here are 10 tips from WF experts that can help make your holiday season a healthy one.



Top 10 Reasons not to skip your breakfast

A new study shows that eating breakfast every single day is a key behavior among people who average a 60-pound weight loss and have kept it off for six years. The study in the Journal of Obesity Research was an ongoing look at successful maintainers of significant weight loss.



Top 10 Juicy  Health Options

Fresh fruit & vegetable juices have been shown to possess remarkable health-promoting properties and has been used for centuries by naturopaths to help treat a range of ailments. Freshly squeezed juices contain naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are far better than synthetic tablets. The nutrients are easily absorbed into the bloodstream and within ten minutes they are nourishing your body's cells. Read on.....



Top 10 to Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Some of the more important risk factors for colorectal cancer appear to be: excessive energy intake, high fat-low fiber-high sugar diet, red meats, refined grains, alcohol, omega 6 fatty acids and trans fatty acids, iron, physical inactivity, obesity, constipation, colonic inflammation, and family history of colorectal cancer or polyps. Read on.....



Uprooting Top 10 health Myths

The roots of International Women's Day began almost 150 years ago on March 8, 1857. On this date, one of the first real organized actions of women's solidarity took place in New York City. Hundreds of women staged a strike against the garment and textile factories in New York City, protesting low wages, long working hours and inhumane working conditions. Read on.....


Top 10 to The South Beach diet

The South Beach Diet was invented by the Florida based cardiologist Dr Arthur Agatston, and was named after the popular popular southern Florida beach hotspot.  Read on.....


Top 10 to Get the Most from Your Meals

Too often, busy schedules pose a barrier to healthy eating. But, with a little planning and not much time or effort, you could make all of your meals healthy ones. Read on.....



Top 10 Nutrients for your Liver, Kidney and Gallbladder
The liver requires nutrients for detox. In addition, increasing the flow of bile is an important part of detox because bile carries stored fat-soluble toxins away from the liver to be excreted in the stools. Read on.....



Top 10 Atkins Rules for a Lifetime
The Atkins Diet restricts the consumption of bad carbohydrate-rich foods, and encourages the consumption of protein, fat and good, healthy carbohydrates found in vegetables. The diet is divided into four phases: Induction, Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-maintenance, and Maintenance. This week we focus on top ten Atkins rules for a lifetime. Read on.....


Top 10 to Effective Food Combining

Correct food combinations are important for proper digestion, utilization, and assimilation of the nutrients in our diet. The principles of food combining are dictated by digestive chemistry. Read on.....



Top 10 Highlight on Atkins Diet
According to Dr Atkins- a low-carbohydrate diet provides metabolic advantages that allow one to eat as many calories as one ate before starting the carbohydrate-restricted diet and lose weight at the same time. Read on.....


Top 10 Face-Friendly Foods
Smart eating will help to ward off the skin problems like dryness, acne and have a bigger impact on keeping wrinkles at bay. Read on.....



Top 10 to Effective Meal Planning
A small investment of time creating a menu plan can reap great rewards. In fact when meals are well-planned in advance there are lesser chances of a blow-out. Read on.....



Top 10 on including So-y in Your Diet
Overall, including soy foods in moderation and as a part of a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats is a smart decision that can help you maintain a healthy body and prevent disease. Read on.....



Top 10 to increase Fiber Power
Fiber generally refereed to as 'roughage' is essential for the healthy functioning of your body. Even though research continues to prove fiber's power, statistics show that many people still aren't taking this nutrient seriously enough. According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), most adults consume less than 15 grams (g) of fiber daily, and yet the recommended intake for optimum health is 20 to 35 g. Here are 10 facts to help you fuel your health with fiber. Read on.....



Top 10 Functional foods
Functional Foods is a term used to describe foods or their ingredients, that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. These foods may include whole foods (fruits & vegetables) as well as fortified orange juice with calcium,  Read on.....



Top 10 Protein Options in a Vegetarian Diet
Protein intake in both lacto-ovo-vegetarians and vegans can be made adequate by careful planning and smart cooking. Read on.....



Top 10 diet mistakes - how to avoid them.
Here some of the top dieticians reveal 10 classic diet mistakes - and how to avoid them. 


Top 10 ways to Healthy Eating
A healthy balanced diet will keep you active as you grow older.  



Top 10 simple steps to change the way you eat
Here are 10 small food changes you can make that will add up to big changes in your health and waistline.



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