Healthy4U would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
Before you start the festivities tonight, check out our naughty or nice food list to see if your favourite Christmas treats are on it! And before you take that second helping of Christmas pudding, remember, it’s never too late to get on the good list! Try adding some of our healthier versions of Christmas sweets to your festivities this holiday so that all you want for Christmas tomorrow is not a stair master!
Is the latke naughty or nice? Find out what Hanukkah's star treat can do for you...
Hanukkah is the celebration of light, specifically of how a tiny amount of oil miraculously kept burning for eight days. We celebrate this miracle each year by indulging in deliciously sinful oily treats. But all these festive foods, combined with big family meals can take a toll on your diet. That’s why we’ve taken everyone’s favorite traditional Hanukkah food – the latke – and revamped it into a healthy treat! Get the recipe for sweet potato latkes and potato and chives latkes here
. Both latkes are baked, not fried, and are truly healthy side dishes for your holiday meal!
Also don’t miss our Hanukkah4U page where you can read about the health benefits of potatoes and oil, Hanukkah’s main food stars!
Is ginger bread that bad for you? Find out as we count down to Christmas with the 12 best and worst holiday foods for you.
‘Tis the Season to eat healthy? Probably not! And who can really blame us? Between the eggnog, the candy canes, the beautifully decorated holiday cake, and oh those innocent looking ginger bread men, it is certainly a hard time of the year to resist temptation. On top of that, most of us are heavily bundled up in layers, that an extra few pounds can easily go unnoticed. But don’t let this put a damper on your Christmas cheer, we have a created a list (and checked it twice), of all those holiday foods that are naughty and nice. It is the considered the most wonderful time of the year, so we do not want you to fear. From cakes, to cookies, to dips, and alcohol too, we have compiled a list of the best and worst holiday foods. Join us as we count down for the twelve days of Christmas with the 12 best and worst foods
of this Christmas season.
Visit our latest holiday page Christmas4U for continuous updates on which of your favorite holiday treats to indulge in and which to leave out on the street.
Let's give thanks this year for the health benefits that come along with eating our favourite Thanksgiving foods!
You are invited to Healthy4U’s Thanksgiving feast! The guests of honour: the radiant cranberry, the humble sweet potato, and the noble turkey. This year, we are giving thanks for each of these amazing foods. Want to find out why? Visit our all new Thanksgiving4U
page and learn about why you should make these three the stars of your Thanksgiving meal too!
Also check out what we are cooking this Thanksgiving at Recipes4u. Around the holidays it is all about time-saving recipes and we’ve got just the thing – a quick and healthy Ratatouille to go with your meal and an easy-as-pie non-traditional Turkey Shepherd’s Pie to use up the leftovers!
Find out which colorful foods may help to decrease your risk of breast cancer
October was breast cancer awareness month, and all throughout the month we were told to “think pink”. Women across the world wore pink ribbons, people walked/or ran to raise money for research, stores sold “pink” themed products to increase awareness, and cities lit their famous moments in pink lights for the entire month. Why? After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. This year alone, more than 215,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with the disease, and more than 40,000 will die from it. While many forms of breast cancer are genetic (linked with inherited gene mutations), an increasing number of studies have found an a correlation between some forms of breast cancer and lifestyle – more importantly one’s diet.
So while in October it was time to “think pink” for the rest of the fall, year and even your life think in “multicolor”. That’s right, a diet rich in colorful foods may help to decrease your risk. Find out now which colorful foods could help you.
From green,to purple to yellow, brown and red, click here for the top food to decrease your risk of breast cancer.
With Halloween just around the corner, I’m sure most people are more concerned with buying mass amounts of candy and finding the perfect costume than about health. But this holiday can have a healthy twist! Knock knock, Healthy4U is at the door and we don’t want trick or treat. We want to teach you all about pumpkins – a Halloween staple – and how it is good for more than just the jack-o-lantern.
Find out how Halloween's infamous pumpkin is healthy for you!
So come check out our Halloween4U
page and read about the health benefits of pumpkin
and learn why you should pick up an extra pumpkin this Halloween.
When you resistance train, do you pick up the 1 pound pink dumbbells that match your new sneakers? If you do, you need to start learning the truth behind the myths of women and weights.
Can you really only do a bicep curl with 2 kg?
We all want to get rid of those flabby arms and look ‘long and lean’, but the truth is that the only way to do that is to put some serious muscle in its place. And unfortunately that is not really going to happen no matter how many times you do a tricep kickback so long as you continue to use too light of a weight. So it is time to clear up the misinformation about women and weight lifting and start learning the truth