Heart diet or high-fiber diet? A simple change helps weight loss – Today.com
Today.comHeart diet or high-fiber diet? A simple change helps weight lossToday.comThe AHA group had to follow the plan's multiple requirements: specific calorie goals, cutting saturated fat to a certain percentage of overall daily calories, increasing fiber, and increasing fruits and vegetables. For more on the American Heart …and more »
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After the indulgences of the holiday season come the resolutions of the new year. And when it comes to food, there's a popular belief that you can atone for the sins of the past with repentance in the form of detoxing, cleanses and juicing. Juice is a delicious thing to drink, but relying on it instead of actual food can be downright dangerous to your health; this isn’t just my opinion, but what nutritionists say—you can read more in articles like Juice Cleanses: Not healthy, Not Virtuous, Just Expensive and Juice Cleanses: Health Hocus Pocus. Also you can't detox your body, it's a myth.
I actually love making and drinking juices and smoothies, I just don’t recommend getting caught up in believing they are a cure all or will lead to weight loss. Because they can often be high in sugar and carbohydrates, I think of them more as a treat, to enjoy instead of something like ice cream or frozen yogurt. Juices and smoothies are very easy to make at home and are becoming more and more available on-the-go as well. If you want to incorporate juice in your diet in a short …