3 Ways to Kickstart Your Halloween Sugar Detox

3 Ways to Kickstart Your Halloween Sugar Detox

It’s the day after Halloween, a holiday beloved by young children and candy manufacturers alike. For the past few weeks, you’ve been exposed to sugar and fat in various formats, with the climax occurring during last night’s Trick or Treat … Continue reading

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11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

Americans are not eating enough vegetables. The current recommendation is to consume 2-3 cups per day, but 87% of us do not meet this simple requirement. This is a shame, because veggies (and fruits) are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, … Continue reading

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What is Inulin and Why is it Found in So Many Diet Foods?

What is Inulin and Why is it Found in So Many Diet Foods?

Nutrition research has shown that protein and fiber help people with satiety. While most Americans consume adequate amounts of protein or more, fiber consumption is way below the recommended value of 25 grams per day. Dietary fibers are carbohydrates that … Continue reading

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Are You Consuming the Right Fiber?

Are You Consuming the Right Fiber?

You probably know that dietary fiber plays an important role in human nutrition. The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. Fiber is important for gut health, as it … Continue reading

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How to Lose Weight AND Hydrate, With Vegetables

How to Lose Weight AND Hydrate, With Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are awesome. Their calorie to volume ratio is outstanding – you can eat a serving, or two, or three and still stay under 200 calories. You’ll also feel much fuller compared to consuming the same amount of calories … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Today is Meatless Monday, and also the first ever World Meat Free Day. If you’ve followed the growth of the “meatless” campaign in the last few years, the main messages are centered around improving your health and saving planet Earth … Continue reading

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What Food to Bring to the Beach?

What Food to Bring to the Beach?

There’s nothing quite like the beach on a hot summer day. For some of us, it is a quick drive from home. For those who are coastal challenged, a rare treat. In any case, frolicking in the waves and building … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

We ran across an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious“. The Indian subcontinent is home to over 1 Billion people, and has a rich culinary tradition … Continue reading

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