Although many of the benefits of fermented foods have been known for hundreds – if not thousands – of years, more recently there has been a focus on this category that has placed those advantages in the spotlight. Plain yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, and even several forms of strong, aged cheese are all common types of this food that have powerful flavors and smells and health advantages to match.
It is a greater focus on the importance of probiotics that has led to the benefits of fermented foods making it back into mainstream knowledge. (more…)
The Carb Cycling Diet has been creating a buzz in the fitness world. There is little doubt that it is an effective weight loss program but yet, some people are unable to achieve the results they expect from it. It is important that you follow the instructions of the diet to the letter, i.e. alternating high-carb days with low-carb days for six days a week and then having a cheat meal on the seventh day. At the same time, there are some additional tips and tricks you can try to enhance the effect you get from this diet plan. Let’s look at a few of those: (more…)