The most common food sources to provide fiber, protein and calcium are generally not vegetables. Most resources will cite whole wheat, meat or legumes and dairy products. But what if you are avoiding gluten, legumes and dairy? Or you just want to eat healthier by incorporating more vegetables in your diet?
Everyone loves sausages. If you ask me, sausage is the real embodiment of comfort food; the coziest breakfast anyone can have. I mean, have you tried a hot sausage on a cold, wet morning? To say the least, hot sausages are to die for!
Most people love strawberries, but they throw the leaves away because they may not know the tops are just as edible as the rest of the berry. When people throw the leaves away, they miss out on their benefits.
Where I reside in North Carolina, I discovered fresh pineapple is cheaper to purchase—and is a gorgeous addition to my flowerbed.
There’s something about spinach (and other leafy greens for that matter) that turns people off. No matter how many times you hear that you should eat your greens, people tend to pass on the spinach.
If you are #basic and love Starbucks but are trying to make healthy choices, this post is for you! I have been on my own health and fitness journey, and what I have learned is that when you start off trying to cut everything out, and become super restrictive all at once, more than likely you're not going to be able to sustain that way of eating. I believe in starting off slow, and trying to be more mindful about what you are consuming. So making some healthier swaps at first can make the transition a little smoother.
Let me be honest—I've eaten beets ONE time in my food journey—eleven years ago!
An apple a day really may keep the doctor away. That’s a red apple, to be precise. Red foods are particularly rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. These compounds are believed to combat the effects of free radicals, which are unstable atoms that can damage cells and foster illness and aging. Lycopene, the antioxidant that gives red fruits and vegetables their bright red color, is believed to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. While most plant-based foods are generally healthy, these seven red fruits and vegetables rise to the top as particularly smart choices for anyone interested in supporting good health and longevity.
Eating snacks is a beneficial method of keeping your energy up throughout the long day. However, many foods we think of when we consider the term "snack" aren't healthy options, and can sometimes make us feel tired or sluggish rather than revitalized after eating. Choosing a healthier option to snack throughout the day will fill you up, and keep your energy higher than defaulting to the cookie you crave. Here are some healthy snacks, from fruits to the best healthy probiotic yogurt, you should consider if you want to keep your energy high all day.
Growing up, I wasn't a fan of beans—except for pork and beans. I didn't like the taste of black eyed peas. I highly disliked lima beans and good luck with me eating a navy bean. Hell, I use to eat around the kidney beans in my father's chili!
Yes this is not some scam, not some click bait to make you read this article. It is something legit, that worked wonders for me. In a span of three months I lost about about 30lbs, so about 10lbs a month, which is huge. To some it may seem like a long time to lose that amount of weight, but that is including keeping muscle mass, and not losing weight at an unhealthy rate where it is tough to keep it off.
It has never been more obvious than it is now what an important impact the nutrients we intake through our day have on our overall health. We’ve been told many times that greasy food, fast food and any kind of gold-colored food isn’t good for us, and there are many reasons for it. Researchers have made the effort to put together hundreds of papers that show how malnutrition is connected to the most common diseases in the world, especially cardiovascular issues and diabetes. Unhealthy eating can also affect your brain and cause premature aging, as well as cancer. Although we can’t eat everything good (despite all our efforts), we can try to enhance our food supply with the best ingredients and boost our health as much as possible, and here are some ways to do so.