DASH diet

The DASH Diet: Why It Works and How to Get Started

Have you tried diet after diet, only to end up back right where you started every time? So many diets promise you’ll lose weight fast, or burn more fat, or flush toxins from your body. If you’re looking for a diet that might actually help you achieve your health and nutrition goals, you might want […]

Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid When You’re Pregnant

It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your diet when pregnant. There are some foods you need to take completely off your menu for the whole nine months. Some other foods are best to avoid, especially when eating out, just in case you get a bad batch of […]

spelt

8 Health Benefits of Spelt

When you are trying to eat healthier, you probably search for the healthiest foods and ingredients you can incorporate into your diet. That is, while also trying to cut back on the amount of junk food you likely consume in any given day. Every once in awhile, an ingredient you have never heard of comes […]

trans fat

Warning! These 8 Foods Are Still Made with Trans Fat

The majority of the foods you eat go through some kind of processing. Even fruits and vegetables go through very small amounts of processing before they hit grocery store shelves. The more processing a food goes through, the less healthy it is to eat. The problem is, food manufacturers don’t make unhealthy ingredients very easy […]

8 Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

You may have heard that certain teas, especially green teas, may have what can only be described as magical powers. It comes from a plant, so it’s extremely healthy. It has the potential to discourage you from snacking on sweets you shouldn’t even be thinking about. However, adding cream and sugar to your tea all […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Insulin Sensitivity and Live a Healthier Life

The types and amounts of food you eat every day doesn’t just affect your health in the long-term. Everything you eat has an immediate effect on your blood sugar. How your body responds to a hormone called insulin often determines how healthy you are. Insulin sensitivity — or lack thereof — can destroy your health […]

healthy fats

Healthy Fats: Why You Need to Eat More and Where to Get Them

Is it true that a diet consisting mostly of cheeseburgers and fried chicken will significantly increase your risk of dying early? Well, technically, yes. While saturated fats aren’t the only reason, they’re a big contributor. Especially if you’re not eating enough healthy fats — found in a variety of foods, like nuts, fish, and plants. […]

Sugar Addiction: Why It Happens and How to Quit

No matter what, you can’t seem to silence your sweet tooth. You always opt for dessert, even when your meal has left you stuffed. To you, anytime is snack time — and snack time is just another excuse to reach for something sugar-coated. If this sounds a lot like your relationship with sweets, you might […]

The Mediterranean Diet: Why It Works and How to Get Started

When you think of going on a diet, you probably start to worry about how hungry and bored you’re going to be while following a plan. Yet all the experts are saying this diet or that program will help you lose weight, burn fat, and keep your heart in excellent shape. What’s so great about […]