How to Eat the Right Type for Your Body

All body types are unique and beautiful, but have you ever wondered why people store fat in certain areas of their body? Some women have a tendency to gain weight around their midsection, others around their hips and thighs. We all have our “problem areas” and weight-loss issues that are based on our body type. Today Bright Side tells you which foods work best for you so you can lose weight and stay healthy.


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Food Comparisons for Your Dieting

 diet-comparisonsDieting is out and clean eating is in. Swap your pasta for zucchini noodles and you too can be as slim and “healthy” as your favorite food blogger.


Unsurprisingly, the movement’s faced an enormous backlash. Not only is the science behind it complete BS, but by ascribing to a “clean-eating” diet (that actually removes several important food groups), you are denying your body important nutrients. Not to mention the fact labeling foods “pure” and “dirty” can seriously mess with your mental health.

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5 Best Post Workout Foods You Should Eat

post-workout-meal-ideasHangry: The state of being so hungry that it literally becomes infuriating otherwise known as a hybrid of hungry and angry.

I don’t know about you, but for me, the post-workout hanger is real.

I’m talking stomach-growling, don’t-talk-to-me irritability.

Whether you feel like you could easily eat a family of five after your workout, or you’re just not that hungry (um, who are you?), its so important to refuel your body with a nutrient-dense snack or meal.

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6 Foods You Should Be Eating To Boost Your Immune System

how to improve your immune system quicklyThe winter can be a tricky time for our bodies.

Most of us dont eat as much fruit and dont drink nearly enough water as we did during the summer (aka, the good ole days). Our friends are getting sick left and right and passing their germs to us.

The gym schedule we promised we would stick to is slowly dwindling to two or three days a week at most, and our one-day off rule during the summer no longer applies.

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Super-Spice Turmeric Could Boost Your Health, Experiment Finds

turmeric health benefitsThe Indian spice turmeric makes curry yellow and may be good for your health.

Just as kale emerged from produce-aisle obscurity and wound up in seemingly every salad, smoothie and snack on the planet, turmeric is enjoying a gourmet breakout moment all its own.

The raw plant, which looks like a ginger root, is often ground into a brilliant yellowish-orange powder to add colorful pizzaz to South Asian dishes, such as vegetable curries or chicken tikka masala.

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‘Beer Yoga’ is a Real Thing, Now, Because Of Course It Is

beer-yoga-benefitsHmm, beer.

Nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga.

But what if you could do both, at the same time?

Yes: Beer yoga is here. After being enjoyed by Berlin hipsters, it’s now found its way to Australian shores where beer’s most definitely a religious practice, at least as much as yoga. And not in the best way.

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Supercharge Your Metabolism, Burn Fat and Fight Inflammation with Chia Seeds

chia-seeds-weight-lossChia seeds are little black seeds commonly found in health food stores. The seeds originate from Mexico, although Aztecs, Mayans, Incans and Native Americans commonly consumed the seed throughout Central and South America. The name “chia” is said to come from the Mayan word for strength. The seeds are harvested from a plant formally known as Salvia hispanica, which is a member of the mint family.

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5 Best Foods for a Quick Mind and a Strong Body

best-food-for-strong-bodyYou think of food to fuel (and reward!) your workouts, but it also can improve your brainpower. A study from Rush University in Chicago found that adults who followed a heart-healthy diet reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent compared to those who didn’t. The diet, a hybrid of Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), is called MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay—phew), and was developed by researchers who found that people following meal plans designed to curb heart disease and type 2 diabetes also had lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease.

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2 Top Tips on How to Eat Healthy

how-to-eat-healthyMaking good food choices is important for everyone. Alpa Shah, MS, RD, CDE, a Senior Medical Manager, US Dietary Supplements, Global Medical Affairs at Pfizer, as a Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, she believes there are two important things you can do to achieve a healthy food lifestyle—and that is to: 1) make good food choices, and 2) identify habits that you can keep doing over a long period of time, which fit easily into your daily routine, and can become a sustainable part of your life (by this, she means no fad diets!).

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