Don’t drink enough water?

Everyone should be drinking about 2 liters of water per day to keep the body properly hydrated.  When the body is properly hydrated it will function at peak performance, it will be able to remove toxins from the body (through urination and perspiration) at a steady pace rather then storing toxins until they can be…

Is it water or is it fat?

Don’t mistake extra body-fat for water retention. What you are pinching is fat. The fact of the matter is that body-fat contains very little water and most of our body-water is stored in our muscles and not underneath the skin. If you don’t believe me then go into the sauna and sweat out a few…

Can barbecuing meats cause cancer?

Cooking food at high temperatures — for example, broiling or barbecuing meats — can lead to the formation of minute quantities of many potent carcinogens that are comparable to those found in cigarette smoke.  Pre-cooking meats in a microwave oven for 2-3 minutes before broiling shortens the time on the hot pan, which can help…

More than you think.  Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram compared to carbs and proteins, which yield 4 calories per gram.  Moreover, they are considered empty calories in the sense that they’re not used as a direct energy source and are therefore more likely to be converted to body fat.          …

Are carrots high in sugar?

This has to be one of the biggest misconceptions.  The answer is simply NO!  This myth started when carrots were measured for their glycemic index.  They needed to use 11 pounds of carrots for this experiment to compare carrots with other carb-based foods.  So unless you have a great appetite for carrots (by the bushels!)…