Tips for a Real-Food Lifestyle

  • Posted by Admin on Jul 02 2015

Health conscious people everywhere understand the ongoing struggle of seeking out real, whole foods and saying no to the convenience of fast foods. In her latest book Unprocessed, Megan Kimble shares findings from her year-long quest to explore what unprocessed foods really means.

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Spring Produce: Refresh Your Shopping List With This Guide

  • Posted by Admin on Mar 11 2014

Daylight savings time has us thinking about (and hoping for!) spring and all of the new produce that comes with it. Refresh your memory on what is best at the market these next few months with this handy guide from The Spark Solution. Like this article? It’s from The Spark Solution: A Complete Two-Week Diet Program to Fast-Track Weight Loss and Total Body Health, the new book from the experts at SparkPeople, and originally appeared on the blog here. Order your copy of the book today.

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Have You Committed These Simple Food Rules to Memory?

  • Posted by Admin on Sep 19 2013

The key component to obtaining incredible health is to eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, beans, and other nutrient-rich foods. Eating high on the nutrient density line is important, but we also need enough nutritional variety to meet all the body’s nutrient needs. To meet those needs in a manner that pushes your immune function to the max, you need to make sure your food choices cover all the bases that enable you to achieve Super Immunity.

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Environmental Working Group Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce 2013

What Produce Do You Buy Organic?

  • Posted by Admin on Aug 27 2013

Every year the Environmental Working Group publishes a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce to help consumers determine what produce has the most pesticides and which fruits and vegetables are the most important to buy organic. Have you checked out the list recently?

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The Skinny On Coconut

  • Posted by Admin on Aug 20 2013

From S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim by Cynthia Sass Coconut products are flooding the market these days. First there was coconut water, then coconut milk (sold in milk cartons next to the soy milk and organic milk), and now coconut-milk yogurt. This decadent nut used to be considered a major no-no because of its high content of saturated fat, but it now enjoys a serious health halo. Coconut yogurt contains two important parts of the coconut: the milk, and healthy oils. Several studies have found that coconut oil may aid weight loss because the type of fat it contains, called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), is metabolized differently than fats from other oils. A recent Brazilian study tested the effects of about one ounce of either soybean oil or coconut oil over a twelve-week period with women who were instructed to follow a balanced diet and walk for fifty minutes a day. Body mass…

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What to Eat at the Airport

  • Posted by Admin on Aug 08 2013

You’re about to board a three-hour flight, and your stomach won’t shut up. You need to put something in that belly, but a quick scan of the airport cafeteria tells you that you have two options: (a) chug a few beers to fill ’er up, or (b) chew on your arm on the plane. Though those may sound like your only options, airports aren’t the fast-food paradise they once were.

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The Best Fruits and Veggies for Each Season

  • Posted by Admin on May 21 2013

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers, and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas, and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples, and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and exciting, venture beyond your usual produce picks.

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