By Michelle Rivas | 08/01/2012 - 16:00
Health halos are the seemingly angelic snacks that tease us with their promises of low-fat and sugar-free heavenly bliss. What happens when you purchase one of these tempting treats? Normally, after a few more than the recommended amount, they leave you asking for forgiveness.
When given the choice of a regular meal and a low-fat meal, obviamente your instinct is to choose the latter. Is this the best option for you though? The health halo effect can often lead to over-eating from the caloric misconception and item labeling.
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/10/2012 - 19:00
Everyone likes to be tan. And while most of us are soaking up the rays to get that Jennifer Lopez glow, the last thing on our mind is skin cancer, even though doctors say the disease is rising at an alarming rate, and amongst people in their twenties.
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/07/2012 - 15:00
With crop tops back in full force and bikini season upon us, your mid-section will be on full display. And while it can be a problem area for many, a few simple exercises can help you get a tight tummy, so you can be cool, confident, and ready to strut your stuff.
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/04/2012 - 13:00
Is there anything sexier than toned legs? As waves of heat blaze across the country, shorts, dresses, and skirts have become a must. With a few easy moves you can tone them up in no time (just be prepared for lots of staring).
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/27/2012 - 16:00
For most people, Latin American food is seen as a guilty pleasure. The good news? You don’t have to think that anymore! Many of your favorite Latin dishes are packed with tons of health benefits, so there is no need to be so hard on yourself when indulging in these tasty foods.
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/21/2012 - 18:05
Going grocery shopping can be overwhelming. While lots of stores carry organic fruits and vegetables, many tend to be very pricey. So in these hard economic times, is buying organic really necessary? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released the new ”dirty dozen” list for 2012 sharing which fruits and veggies are the highest in pesticides. While some produce such as avocado, kiwi, and asparagus are perfectly safe, others are full of chemicals that you can easily avoid. Here are 12 fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 20:00
Cleanses seem to be everywhere, especially with the start of bathing suit season. (Salma Hayek is such a fan of them that she co-founded her own cleansing system!) Here are five tried-and-true cleanses that celebrities love.
By Latina Staff | 06/11/2012 - 19:00
While certain diseases strike every ethnic group, Latinas are affected at a much higher rate and have a poorer prognosis for many. Accessibility to healthcare, education, prevention and early detection are key to making significant changes within our communities. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself healthy and safe, according to Dr. Helen Troncoso, Ms. New York America and a women’s health advocate.