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Top 10 Ways to Scorch the Most Calories

When you’re looking for an exercise routine that will work for you, there are a lot of things to consider. Like: Will you actually ever do said exercise? (Here’s how to guarantee that you’ll exercise regularly, AND actually start loving and looking forward to it.) Are there any injuries or physical limitations that make certain forms of exercise unadvisable? Like… Read More

Chocolate…for Breakfast????!!!!

The key ingredient in the world’s more favorite and naughtiest indulgences – cocoa – has been scientifically deemed an A-list healthy superfood! AND. It can even do a body good when you shamelessly have it for breakfast. Okay, Alright, Alright, Okay, alrightokayalright…so Cocoa Puffs and instant Dunkin Heinz don’t quite make the cut, thanks to all the not-so-healthy additions thrown… Read More

16 Heavenly Chocolate Recipes that Are Good for You

We all leaped up into the air, clicked our heels and whooped for joy when scientists announced that our mocha smothered fantasies were real indeed – by George, chocolate is good for us! Studies showed that cacao’s cardiovascular benefits included lowering blood pressure, reducing vascular inflammation and clotting, improving arterial blood flow, decreasing bad cholesterol levels and reducing the risk… Read More

7 Incredible Ways Garlic Transforms Your Body

Garlic, the bashfully beloved bulb that so many of us have a love-hate relationship with. Irresistibly drawn to the “stinking rose”, we indulge in its pungent pleasures in almost every type of cuisine around the world, only to be shamed afterwards into breathing shallowly down-wind. Down with garlic shaming. Evaluated in over 5,500 peer-reviewed scientific studies for its effects on… Read More

Genius Tricks to Trim Your Belly When You’re Broke

The media loves portraying getting healthy and losing weight as if they can only be accomplished in the lap of luxurious lifestyles, replete with expensive specialty foods, culinary diets, fancy gyms, posh personal trainers, elite clinical treatments, high end products, pricey gadgets and designer active wear that only the rich, famous, and otherwise unoccupied can indulge in. In fact, the… Read More

Budget-Friendly Healthy Meals

When you’re on a tight budget, healthy eating can seem like a luxury out of reach. But the truth is that there’s absolutely no need for you to go hunting for dinner in expensive health food stores to start getting healthier and losing weight. You can make a wide variety of tasty, flavorful, nutritious, healthy and low-calorie meals from cheap… 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

Glowing Carrot Cashew & Ginger Soup

Snuff those sniffles with a lean, high-fiber soup bowl that’s jam packed with immune strengthening nutrients. Vitamin C and beta-carotene from carrots and sweet potato give your immunological warriors a hefty boost, while ginger offers powerful antiviral protection that help to stoke your body’s infection fighting fires. Cashews not only endow this silky soup with luscious creaminess, but are also… 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