What is the keto diet

So what is the ketogenic diet? It’s a high-fat, low-carb diet that sends your body into a state of ketosis, during which it uses stored fat as energy. When you eat this way — typically we’re talking less than 50 grams of carbohydrates a day — “you’ll consume an enormous amount of fat,” says Shahzadi Devje, RD, CDE, aRead More

Binge-Watching Might Be Hazardous

The danger comes from prolonged sitting and impaired circulation and doesn’t seem to be eliminated by exercise during other times or weight levels. The study followed 15,150 adults over a 24-year-span and divided the participants into groups who never or seldom, sometimes, often or very often watched TV. The risks of VTE is greatest for adults over ageRead More

Can You Become Addicted to Chocolate

Do you have a chocolate bar in your fridge at all times for those “emergency situations” when you desperately need something sweet or you’ll die? You rip open the package and promise yourself you’re only going to have one little square… oh wait, just one more… nope, there goes the whole damn bar. Is it an addiction?Read More

Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Got a sweet tooth? Most of us are guilty as charged. And especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no end in sight to candy consumption. For starters, a basic fact: According to the American Heart Association, the daily recommended amounts of added sugar differ by gender, which means 6 teaspoons (25 grams or 100 calories) for women andRead More

What’s Going On With Flu Season

It’s a “tough” flu season, flu experts say. Flu misery means jammed emergency rooms, a few closed schools and headlines about flu tragedies. Here are five things you need to know about this year’s flu season, and what you can do about it: 1. There are four strains of flu At least four different strainsRead More