Tag Archives: healthy diet

12 Savory Spinach Recipes

When looking to drop pounds, spinach is your Bestie. Calorie for calorie, it’s one of the most nutritious vegetables around. Spinach doesn’t only pack a mean Popeye punch when it comes to beta carotene, magnesium, vitamin K, manganese and folate, it’s also loaded with powerful phytonutrients that act as antioxidants and help protect your cells and immune function. Spinach has… Read More

The Other Problem that Comes with Weight Gain

While it’s certainly not always the case for everyone, weight gain and constipation are often two chronic issues that are experienced together for a lot of people. And while they’re often treated as two different problems that need to be tackled separately, they are often symptoms of the exact same underlying problem, getting in the way of your health, daily… Read More

Liquids & Weight Loss: Controversy Finally Put to Rest

A famous Y2K study created quite a stir when it suggested that drink calories may have a higher chance of contributing to weight gain than calories from solid foods. The researchers added 28 spoons of sugar to the daily diets of two groups of participants for one month, spooning it out in the form of jelly beans for one group… Read More

Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Eat Ice Cream

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? Not Me. Yes You. Couldn’t be. Than Who? Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar…no seriously, they inhabited my body, took over my brain and forced me to do it… Lame “invasion of… Read More

Top 10 Probiotic Foods You Should Start Eating Right Now

Health and weight loss experts are all very pro probiotics these days, and for very good reason. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit for the host.” New research continues to pour in about how critical these microorganisms are to maintaining good health, when living in a healthy… Read More

Top 6 Best Carbs for Breakfast

Many dieters have had a fear of carbs shoved down their throats. But while breakfast bagels, donuts and frosted flakes definitely won’t do a body good when trying to lose weight and improve your daily health and energy levels, here’s a delicious little secret you can savor: the best time to consume carbs is in the morning. Carbohydrates are an… Read More

Under 130 Calories: 4 Gorgeously Grilled Veggie Side Dishes

Don’t put the grill away just yet. Sure, you’ve been using it to fire up juicy burgers, tender steaks and finger-lickin’ chicken all summer long. But have you been taking advantage of this quick and handy tool when it comes to creating super easy, low-cal side dishes that are tasty, light, and ready to be devoured in a matter of… Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Work for Weight Loss

The growing number of health benefits gained from diets that are rich in healthy fats (such as the Mediterranean diet) continue to be reported. Unfortunately, many people still find it hard to move past fear of dietary fat, unable to let go of old nutrition theories that pin dietary fat as the sole cause of weight gain. No doubt about… Read More

DIY Roasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

Grocery stores everywhere are pushing pumpkins right now. And even if you aren’t the jack-o-lantern type, don’t let the opportunity for fresh DIY pumpkin seeds (or seeds from any kind of squash) pass you by. Most store-bought pumpkin seeds are over-roasted and rancid, destroying most of the healthy nutrients that make them such an ideal snack to begin with. Pumpkin… Read More