Tag Archives: food

Tips for making healthy snacks

Healthy snacks are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. But figuring out what is healthy and what’s not can be a challenge. We’re trying to make it a little easier for you. How? By giving you advice for snacks that are filling and nutritious. Here are some tips to help making healthy snacks a no-brainer. Continue reading

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5 simple tips to reading the nutrition label

Let’s face it, finding healthful foods can be hard. Reading the nutrition label is already complicated enough without buzz words like “gluten free,” “low carb,” “fat free,” and “sugar free.” There has to be an easier way, right? Here are five helpful hints to reading the nutrition label to help you make good choices at the grocery store. Continue reading

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Vegan recipe: 3-ingredient corn salad

There are times you have a bunch of time to cook your meals. And other times, you just want something fast and easy. This 3-ingredient corn salad is about as simple as it comes. Not only are there three ingredients, there’s no peeling, cleaning or cooking involved. In fact, it takes about 3 minutes to make the entire thing. Intrigued? Continue reading

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How much protein do I need?

When you start a new exercise program, you always hear about the importance of protein in your fitness diet. It’s true that protein helps repair stressed and broken muscle fibers in your body, but protein actually does a whole lot more than that. So you might be asking yourself: How much protein do I need? Continue reading

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What is a low-carb diet?

Diet fads come and diet fads go, but the low-carb diet has been around for some time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to low-carb diets. When taken to extremes, they can be more detrimental to your health than beneficial. Here are some answers to common questions about low-carb diets. Continue reading

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Health benefits you might be missing 

There are so many “healthy” foods out there, each boasting miraculous health benefits. Bananas are filled with potassium; spinach is loaded with vitamin K. Quinoa has plant-based complete proteins; blueberries are rich in antioxidants. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, some of the health benefits of food are not properly explained or are exaggerated. Here is a list of some healthy food health benefits you might be missing out on. Continue reading

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Why isn’t the scale moving?

Stepping on the scale day after day, week after week only to see no progress is very frustrating. You eat well, and you exercise regularly. And yet … the scale isn’t moving. The question is: why not? The truth is, there’s more to weight loss than calories in, calories out. Here are four other things that could be hindering your weight loss. Continue reading

Thinking about becoming a vegetarian?

You may have heard that going meatless once or more a week could be beneficial to your health. In fact, numerous studies have found that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are at a lower risk for some diseases. Nice! Becoming a vegetarian has a lot of upsides, but it isn’t for everyone. Before you decide to ditch meat for good, here are some things you should know. Continue reading

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8 common types of vegetarians

Navigating the world of vegetarianism can be confusing. There are so many different types of vegetarians out there. Which makes it hard to try to figure out what your recently-converted vegetarian friend can and can’t eat. Or maybe you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian yourself, but you’re not sure where to start. In that case, take a look at the list below. Continue reading

Simple winter fruit salad

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s always a good idea to have some yummy, healthful recipes at the ready for those long days in which you don’t have much time to cook. This easy salad is perfect whether you’re having the entire family over for a special meal or you’re simply in the mood for a nice fruit salad.

The best news is that it only takes 4 ingredients. Yummm. Let’s get started.  Continue reading