Are you a wing eater? If so, you might want to reconsider. Chicken wings have very little bang for their proverbial buck. Let’s think about the appeal of them. If they weren’t breaded and deep fried, would you eat these boney, fatty appendages? McDonald’s 5-count Mighty Wings (about 5 ounces) are 480 calories! Breaking it
Aside from Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day may be one of the most food-centered holidays in America. Valentine’s Day seems to revolve around giving oversized boxes of chocolates, chocolate desserts, and then, when you’re feeling overly sugared, even more chocolate. It feels like everywhere you look you’re being enticed with some kind of tasty dessert. If this
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) people with high levels of belly fat have a higher risk of numerous diseases, including diabetes. It’s true that genes can play a part in our shape and our weight, however certain lifestyle choices can alter the natural way our body gains weight. Research has shown that people
Advanced technology has made our lives easier and more productive. And with this modernization, our lifestyles and our health have been affected. The conveniences of modern living have permitted us to be a bit lazier in our choices, specifically the way we eat and spend our free time. Instead of playing basketball and volleyball after
It seems everyone is talking about Greek yogurt; but is it really that much healthier? And is it worth paying a higher price for it? Before we answer these questions, let’s look at how yogurt is prepared. When healthy bacteria is added to milk, fermentation takes place which causes the transformation of lactose into lactic
We’ve been taught that the white meat of chicken is an excellent source of lean protein but what most don’t know is that it also offers numerous other nutrients! One 4-ounce serving of pasture-raised chicken breast provides about 35 grams of protein (which is 70% of the Daily Value) Also included are amino acids and
We’ve been told time and time again, that the secret to weight loss success (especially after bariatric surgery) is to eat less and move more. While that advice is true, it seems we may be missing one additional vital component to achieving our healthy weight. According to studies done by the sleep division at Arrowhead
Many parents buy large meals for their children at fast food restaurants, and they tend to underestimate how many calories are actually in the food, according to a new study. There’s no denying that fast food has become a large part of America’s dining culture. According to the book Fast Food Nation, over the past
Sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, sports drinks, and juice have been blamed for contributing to today’s obesity epidemic; however, there hasn’t been substantial evidence about its role in the development of obesity, until now.
Are genetic traits related to appetite capable of being passed down from generation to generation? In the classic debate of nature vs nurture, can nature’s genetics even over power nurture’s environment when it comes to generic factors which influence obesity? The findings of new research say that it’s possible.