In the modern age of blogging, Instagramming and Facebooking about our clean & healthy meals, orthorexia nervosa becomes increasingly common and can be a dangerous health condition. It’s a an easy switch from trying to eat healthy to developing an obsession with eating right.
It’s Christmas! The happy holidays that are all about being with family, friends and food, lots of food. You are probably familiar with that feeling where you crash into the couch with a belly so full of food it hurts and not being able to get up anymore or move your limbs for even a few inches. Above that you feel bad about the weight gain that certainly comes with a few days of indulging in all foods you can get your hands on. Not this year! Read More
In my previous post I wrote about sugar addiction. Yes, it’s a real thing and if you have a persistent sweet tooth, sugar cravings or you’re bingeing on sugar several times a week, there’s a big chance that you’re a sugar addict. The first step is to recognize that you are indeed a sugar addict. Now, what can we do to deal with this problem? Here’s some tips!
Yes, sugar addiction is real. You can actually get hooked on sugar. Some animal studies show that sugar can actually be 8 times more addictive than cocaine (see www.plosone.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000698.
That there is added sugar in certain products is not always obvious. It is found in many processed foods that have taken over the market. Read More
I absolutely love coffee. It’s not even so much about the caffeine boost. I crave the smell of a freshly brewed coffee, especially in the morning. Coffee is the world most famous beverage with over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed every year. Coffee is derived from coffee beans which are roasted, ground or dissolved in water. The main component of coffee is caffeine. Other compounds found in coffee are carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals (see also www.buzzle.com/articles/nutrition-facts-for-coffee.html). A normal cup of black coffee only contains about 2 calories. Read More
For the past three years, I have been living in Israel. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about Israelis, is that they love their hummus. The average Israeli eats 8-10 kg (18-22 pounds) of hummus each year! I don’t consider myself an Israeli yet, but here in the country, I do enjoy a hummus for lunch with friends in the weekend. And I take a nap afterwards, if possible. I just love the small hummus places in the Yemenite quarter of Tel Aviv (Keren Hatemanim). Read More