Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I come across stories such as the following. Apparently, popular pizza chain Domino’s attempted to create a watermelon pizza that actually tastes good. Yes, you read that correctly, and not surprisingly they failed! Watermelon has been quite the popular food lately on social media. For example, there was a recent TikTok trend where people were putting mustard on watermelon and eating it. Even Lizzo tried it. Again, unsurprisingly she did not find it very appetizing.
Hiking is one of my favorite ways to get outside and get some exercise, but lately I have been extremely cautious due to the heat. It does not take long for dehydration and heatstroke to take over.
I recall gaining nearly 60 pounds when I was pregnant. I just could not seem to gain enough weight to satisfy my doctor. And I was not underweight when I got pregnant. At 5'10" I weighed about 145 pounds. By my ninth month, I was almost 200 pounds. It used to be quite common for doctors and other to tell pregnant patients that they were eating for two. "Eat as much as you want and whatever you want. Now is the time to do it,” they said.
There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.
Not only is watermelon delicious but there are also so many nutrients and potential health benefits of eating this fruit.
There’s no shortage of stories online about people committing to drinking a gallon of water a day and claiming this leads to better skin, less cravings for unhealthy foods, weight loss and more benefits.
It’s pretty unbelievable how much plastic we use. Reportedly, since the 1950s, about 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide!
It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie…A brain-eating amoeba enters the body of its victim through the nose. And once the amoeba makes its way in, the victim has little chance of survival.
Cellulite is pretty common. Some physicians refer to it as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP). Even celebrities and athletes, who we sometimes tend to think have “perfect bodies,” get it. For example, plus size model Ashley Graham posted a photo on Instagram of the cellulite on her thighs and buttocks area, with the caption, “I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite...and you shouldn’t be either.”
Water is probably the most important of the six essential nutrients our bodies need to remain healthy. (The other five nutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins). We need water to digest our food, absorb the other nutrients from the food we eat and get rid of waste so that we can increase our chances of maintaining a healthy weight.
If you’ve never heard of “terminal dehydration,” you’re probably not alone. Terminal dehydration, also called voluntary death by dehydration (VDD), is when a very ill patient decides to stop eating food or drinking fluids to hasten death.
Social media sensation and rapper Cardi B received some backlash last summer. Not for her daring song lyrics, risque outfits or what some consider as her ‘outrageous personality,’ but for promoting a tea detox product.
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