You’re watching what you eat, meticulously investigating ingredients, and staying strong through those late-night snack attacks. Unfortunately, not everyone in your world is following suit. On top of that, it’s the holiday season— a time when treats abound and the “spirit of giving” often materializes into gift baggies filled with naughty sweets. Then the holiday party invites start to come in and the pressure really starts to set in. You don’t have to hide at home with your head under ...Read More
You have your fresh produce home from the store and it looks so colorful and juicy and perfectly yummy! But before you dig in— give it a dunk…in a food-cleansing bath! New research shows that vinegar is the most effective way to clean your food of pesticides, dirt, germs, and other creepy crawlies. Using either white or apple cider vinegar, follow these steps: - Fill a bowl with water and add 1/8 to 1/2 cup of vinegar, depending on the ...Read More
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Eating out is always a challenge when you’re trying to stay on a diet. The key is to take your time when looking at the menu, and make visual estimates when your food arrives at the table. You’re in control of what you eat.
Soup is warm, comforting, and filling. It is also a wonderful way to get your fill of veggies, and broths can be used as a delicious substitute for oils and poaching liquids. Broths also help keep food moist and showcase the taste of herbs and spices in a delicately delicious way. Here are a few tips to make the most out of these often overlooked flavor-filled agents: - Freeze broths in an ice cube tray for convenience. Measure each cube ...Read More
What qualifies fruit for the “Super” level? They are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Best of all, most of the Superfruits are quite common and can be found easily at your local grocery store. They should be enjoyed fresh (or frozen), not processed or canned. Wanna know what makes our list? Time to call roll! …Just to name a few tidbits! Fruit is the perfectly healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth craving. And because they ...Read More
The facts are indisputable. Herbs and spices transform the simplest meal by adding flavor depth and a bit of soul to your food. At the same time, they offer a host of nutritional rewards. What more could you ask for from a sprinkle of this and a dash of that?
Leaving the steamy summer days behind, but not fully enveloped in the cold chill of winter, Autumn is a transitional season for nature— and for your body. Take this time to settle into a comfy new recipe repertoire of warming flavors. These spices are at their peak. Try sprinkling them into your favorite recipe or try them in one of ours! Each spice is linked to a recipe that highlights the flavors of Fall: Anise Apple Cider Vinegar Bay Leaves ...Read More
Exercise is one component of weight loss— it’s a scientific fact. But that doesn’t mean your only options are weight lifting or marathon running. One of our favorite Fat Flushing ways to move that bod is rebounding! Bouncing on a mini-trampoline (known as a rebounder) is a low-impact exercise that is a great way to cleanse the lymphatic system because the up and down jumping motion parallels the way lymph nodes function. How does cleansing the lymph nodes impact weight ...Read More