8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food

Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories [...]

By |2015-04-04T14:01:57+00:00April 4th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Dragon Fruit: The Exotic Powerhouse

This funny looking fruit looks like something out of Little Shop of Horrors but don’t let that scare you off. Also known as pitaya, these bizarre-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:56:10+00:00March 8th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Carbs, Protein, Fiber and Other Fun Facts

What are carbs you ask? Carbohydrates are a source of energy. When eaten, the body converts most carbohydrates into glucose (sugar), which is used to fuel cells such as those of the brain and muscles. Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients (nutrients that form a large part of our diet) [...]

By |2015-01-27T15:32:12+00:00January 27th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Low Carb Baking Substitutions

When diagnosed with diabetes, one of the hardest part of coping and managing is trying to find out what you can eat and finding suitable substitutes for what you love to eat. Who doesn’t love sweets and treats? Unfortunately delicious things like breads, cookies and cakes, just to name a [...]

By |2014-08-19T14:14:03+00:00August 19th, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|

Diabetes Power Foods

Although diabetes is not a curable disease it can be managed with medication, diet and exercise. When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can’t have. It is very difficult to cut out foods you have eaten for years, good or bad. Foods that [...]

By |2014-06-23T14:16:27+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|

The Truth About Gluten

WebMD Feature - By Peter Jaret, Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD More and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. That’s good news for people with celiac disease, who for health reasons should not eat wheat with gluten. Yet paradoxically, most of the people who reach for gluten-free [...]

By |2014-03-24T14:18:22+00:00March 24th, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|

Going Nuts for Peanuts!

When you are in a hurry or just need a little snack to tie you over till dinner consider a healthy handful of peanuts. Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and [...]

By |2017-07-12T14:05:11+00:00March 17th, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|

The Skinny on those Fatty Holiday Treats

With the holiday season in full swing it is easy to find yourself eating all those decadent sweets, treats and salty snacks. Don’t be dazzled by veggies made over with those fatty extras that will be sure to tip the scales. Plan ahead and don’t go hungry and learn to [...]

By |2013-12-17T20:44:54+00:00December 17th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Super Foods that Fight the Flu

Mushrooms Known as the “meat” of the vegetable world, mushrooms used to get overlooked as a health food, but they pack a flu fighting punch with selenium, which helps white blood cells produce cytokines that clear sickness, and beta glucan, an antimicrobial type of fiber, which helps activate “superhero” cells [...]

By |2013-11-19T23:10:49+00:00November 19th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

The Good Fat, the Bad Fat, the Lifestyle Changes

Counting calories, carbs and points can take up a lot of time and make the joy of cooking and eating an unenjoyable task. Always eagerly anticipating the final tally only to be left feeling discouraged and often guilty. Keeping body fat at bay isn't all that hard if you're armed [...]

By |2013-09-24T18:31:34+00:00September 24th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|
Go to Top