By Brandi Koskie - Senior Editor for DietsInReview.com
Pregnancy is no doubt one of the most joyous times in a woman's life. It can also be one of the most trying. The physical and emotional demands are nothing short of constant. For one reason, we worry how our bodies will stand-up to the pregnancy, and how we'll come out on the other side just as we were before. Prenatal yoga is one way to help you throughout pregnancy and even in to recovery.
With a doctor's clearance, you should be able to begin a prenatal yoga regimen at the start of your second trimester. You should find an instructor who specializes in this delicate form of yoga to ensure you're getting the best guidance while practicing.
Some of the many benefits you might experience with a prenatal yoga regimen are:
1. Finding Relaxation. During the hour-long class you can focus solely on yourself, your body, your needs, and that connection with your baby.
2. Alleviating Pain. The gentle stretching motions will help to
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Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20. A day dedicated to telling the man who raised you just how special he is, Father's Day often comes with its own set of challenges. Instead of an ice cream cake or breakfast buffet, why not plan a special outing with your dad, one guaranteed to get his heart racing, blood pumping, and show him exactly how much you cherish his presence?
This year, give your dad both the gift of your time and his health. More than 70 percent of American men are overweight - clearly showing that weight loss and healthy living are not just for women anymore. Male obesity can contribute to prostate cancer, sleep apnea, heart attack and diabetes. It's important to give the men in your life that encouraging support needed to take strides toward changing their health for the better.
Rather than a calorie-filled display of your love and affection, make the day an active one that is bound to be far more memorable.
By Brandi Koskie - Senior Editor at DietsInReview.comRead More »from Look and Feel Younger with Anti-Aging Diets
People have been chasing the fountain of youth for centuries. No one wants to get older, but we can at least do so gracefully. If you want people to be shocked when they learn your real age, take a look at these anti-aging diets. Not only will you be a master deceiver in the age game, but you'll also create a healthy, vibrant lifestyle for yourself.
We've taken a look at several anti-aging programs and found these to be the most worth your time.
Calorie Restriction Diet
There is a growing trend toward living a calorie restriction diet. This should not be confused with a low-calorie diet. With calorie restriction, followers consume about 25 percent fewer calories than what the body needs, and the calories that are consumed are incredibly nutrient dense, so they're getting more bang for the buck, so to speak.
This vegetarian-friendly lifestyle doesn't leave you feeling hungry. You'll eat high-volume foods, primarily low-starch
By Brandi Koskie - Senior Editor for DietsInReview.comRead More »from A Healthy Summer Picnic Menu
If you're looking for a way to awaken your tired summer plans, consider planning a picnic. Whether with the family or with friends, a simple meal can turn into a memorable day.
If your idea of a picnic is serving drive-thru fried chicken and biscuits atop a checkered blanket, we want to help you rethink. Each of these recipes are flavorful, healthy and sure to be crowd-pleasers. Let the kids get involved with the planning and preparation of the picnic to make the day even more special.
Greasy fried-chicken and a fatty brisket are definitely tasty, there's no denying that. However, they're going to leave you feeling weighed down and with no calorie room for dessert. You can prepare this Low Fat Texas Shredded Pork ahead of time and serve hot or cold on whole grain buns, or grill this BBQ Chicken with a homemade sauce right in the park.
If you want to get away from a hot meal, try low-sodium turkey or chicken from the
By Brandi Koskie - Senior Editor for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Eat Your Way to Healthy, Glowing Skin
If you're one of the millions who seeks anti-aging remedies, you need to look no further than your own diet. Healthy skin is younger-looking skin, and that healthy glow is attainable by watching what you eat.
If you're eating too much of fried, fatty, nutritionally void foods, your skin is going to show it. Acne breakouts, eczema and dry, sallow-looking skin are all results of a poor diet.
Put your best face forward by feeding your body from the inside-out by eating plenty of these complexion-friendly foods:
1. Low-Fat Dairy. Vitamin A is necessary for the skin cells to do their job, and low-fat dairy is a great source. Try low-fat yogurt, especially those with probiotics (live bacteria), as they also promote digestive health.
2. Dark Berries. The high amount of antioxidants found in blackberries, strawberries and blueberries protect skin cells from damage that can be caused from free radicals, like sun exposure.
By Brandi Koskie - Senior Editor for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Recipes for a Healthy Graduation Party
The Class of 2010 is making its way across stages nationwide. After they toss their caps to the sky, they will likely find themselves at parties celebrating their accomplishments, be it high school or college. If you find yourself hosting one of these celebrations, here are some ideas for ensuring it's as healthy as it is flavorful and memorable.
Serve the cake and eat it, too!
Grocery store or bakery cakes come loaded with unbelievable amounts of calories, fat and sugar. Not only that, they're often made with unsavory ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils (trans fat) and high fructose corn syrup. A few ways to still serve a cake you can feel good about:
1. Make it from scratch so that you can control the ingredients. Replace fats like oil or butter with Greek yogurt without affecting flavor or texture.
2. Serve a sugar-free angel food cake and top it with fruit tossed in honey. You don't need frosting for school colors
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There are a lot of catchy buzzwords related to health and nutrition that marketers cling to to convince us to use their product or eat their food in order to lose weight. Dieters also cling to these because it may be that magic bullet they've been hoping for.
Well, there are no magic bullets, and while some nutrients can be overhyped, consuming the right ones in moderation can have positive impact on your overall health. The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two such nutrients. You hear a lot about them, and might even make an effort to include them in your diet, but could you say why you do?
While both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids belong to the polyunsaturated fats, they have distinct differences. They are both considered "essential" because they are necessary to sustain a healthy body. The importance is underlined by the fact that our bodies can't produce these nutrients, so we must gain them via dietary sources.
Omega-3s get most of the
Memorial Day is fast approaching. It's a day set aside to honor the men and women who died in military service. As we anticipate the beginning of lazy summer days at the beach, hot dogs on the grill, late nights and frozen treats, many communities celebrate the festivities with picnics. If you aren't careful, you could easily eat a day - or more - worth of fat and calories in just one meal. Take this easy quiz and see how knowledgeable you are when it comes to making healthy choices at your picnic.
Kids Are Eating Fruit in Creative WaysIf you are a parent struggling to get fruit in your kids' diets you have probably tried the technique of sneaking fruits and vegetables in their food, or even giving the vegetables funny names which I spoke about "in the news" for our Natural Health newsletter.
According to a study done by Dutch researchers, one effective way to get kids to eat their produce is to make the food look appealing and fun. In children ages 4 to 7 years old, kids ate close to twice as much when the fruit was presented in a fun and likable way.
In the test, one group of apples, grapes and strawberries were skewered with flagged cocktail sticks and stuck into watermelon for kids to grab. The other group of fruit was just put out on a regular plate. The research team was not able to conclude why, when the fruit was more visually appealing, kids ate significantly more, especially when they knew that regardless of presentation the food would taste the same.
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Perhaps you have already cast your ballot for the winner of the 136th Kentucky Derby, selected your most decorative hat yet, and sent out the invitations to your Derby party. Now, all you need are the recipes for your Southern style menu.
Usually when we think of Southern food, fried, breaded, crumbled and cheesy come to mind. There is no question Southern favorites are delicious but they can also send your arteries into a frenzy.
But worry no more: DietsInReview.com has compiled a list of our favorite Southern-inspired recipes that are just as good as they are good for you. From crispy chicken to berry crumble, we have healthy recipe makeovers that are so filled with Southern hospitality and yumminess that even Paula Deen might put down her donut burger and sample a few of your tasty and nutritious dishes.