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Are Salads Truly Weight Loss Food? + 3 Ways to Fix Your Salad

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Are Salads Truly Weight Loss Food?

It might be a shocker for many people, but not all salads are good for weight loss food. The modern-day fitness industry has created this aura around salads, claiming that salads are the “ideal health food”. Not only this is not the case for many types of salads, but this approach also hurts people who eat salads genuinely trying to lose weight, only to see no results.

In this article, I will tell you about 3 steps to make your salads healthier and actually help you with weight loss. But before talking about ways to fix the problem, let’s figure out what the problem is – what makes many weight loss salads unhealthy?

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How To Make Protein Ice Cream In 3 Easy Steps

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
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Protein ice creams are produced with all-natural ingredients and are usually 100% vegan. They taste as good as any other sugar-loaded ice cream but are way healthier. The best part about protein ice cream is that it can be served at lunch, dinner, or even breakfast, as it is light, fluffy, and nutritious.

Protein is uncountably the main component of every cell in our body. It doesn’t only help in repairing and building tissue muscles but also makes our hair and nails shiny and long. All body chemicals and enzymes need protein to function properly. Hence, people on a diet often take a high-protein diet to fulfill their body requirements.

Let’s look at how easy it is to make protein ice cream with a few ingredients in just a few simple steps. 

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How to Cook Pumpkin Seeds for Halloween and Beyond

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Halloween Recipes – How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

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We recently talked about the sweet Omega 3 and antioxidant benefits of pumpkin seeds. Since autumn is upon us and Halloween fast approaches, you are going to want to cook pumpkin seeds, so I thought it appropriate to discuss some Pumpkin Seed Recipes.

Every time you carve a jack-o-lantern you end up with a Halloween decoration and a bowl full of stringy, slimy, pumpkin guts that don’t look the least bit appetizing. To make them appetizing, follow these instructions, and you’ll end up with a really healthy Halloween snack that everyone can enjoy.

Once considered to be trashcan fodder, we now know you can roast them, toast them, or nuke them; and you can season pumpkin seeds with a wide variety of flavors. Check it out!

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Halloween Recipes – Zombie Brain Pate

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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This is a recipe for Zombie Brain Pate, a creamy seafood pate, or dip, which you can put on crackers, vegetables, or wedges of bread. You will need to get a brain mold, or some other kind of mold, to use to shape your pate. Makes a nice shrimp or crab-flavored dip, which can be spooky as long as you use a spooky mold.

I found the brain mold linked below for sale on Amazon. You can pick one up and do some additional Christmas shopping for the kids while you are at it.

The Zombie Brain Pate Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can (about 10 oz) reduced-sodium, low-fat cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces of reduced-fat or low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope of unflavored (and sugar-free) gelatin softened in 1/4 cup water
  • 3 pounds cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped (or 1 pound crab meat)
  • 1 cup lite, reduced-fat, or low-fat mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Tabasco or creole seasoning to taste
  • oil or Pam non-stick spray for the surface of the mold
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How Do I Start a Vegan Diet Plan?

Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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There are several reasons to start a vegan diet, but each person’s motivation will be unique. Some people may choose to be vegan because they feel there is a connection between a vegan diet and chronic degenerative illnesses. Other people choose to be vegan because they care about animals. Other factors may include the environment, religion, weight reduction, and so on.

Whatever goals you have currently to motivate you, you will end up broadening the circle of compassion in this world and raising your mind and body to new heights! Being vegan, as they usually say, is like drinking a truth serum, because living an honest, healthy, clean life alters your mindset.

Let’s take a moment to think about the essential aspects you’ll need to start a vegan diet plan for weight loss and general good health.

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Green Tea with Acai for Weight Loss & Good Health

Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Green Tea and Acai Berries are products that have been growing in popularity for several years now. Typical of ancient herbs from the Chinese culture, Green Tea is loaded with healthy nutrients like antioxidants that will give you energy, assist with weight loss, and fight a number of diseases. Acai berries are also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and they taste great too! Why not take it to the next level and use a green tea with acai product? And what better way than to choose a green tea product infused with acai?!

Let’s examine just how supplementing using green tea with acai can help keep us healthy and trim.

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20 Unhealthy Foods You Mistakenly Think Are Healthy

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Updated: 6/15/2022

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Let me preface this post by saying: “I eat these foods.” Yes, it is true, I do eat about 50% of the foods listed. Especially peanuts, Smartfood, and some of the carbohydrate foods listed at the bottom. Despite calling them all out as unhealthy foods, they aren’t all technically that bad for you, it’s just good to examine the nutritional details and figure out where we can make the best decisions.

If you take this list literally, it will just aggravate you, so take it with a grain of salt… or maybe a grain of whole wheat.

There are many terms that are misleading in the food advertising industry today. Think of how many times you see healthy phrases plastered all over food containers. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by these words of trickery, none of these catchphrases mean ‘healthy food’ inherently – you have to read the labels.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common attempts to convince consumers a food is healthy when perhaps it’s really not.

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How To Eat a Balanced Diet

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
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Eating a balanced diet may sound cliché. Who doesn’t know that every meal should have carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins? Even the laziest of people can whip up a healthy balanced meal. 

Here are 5 tips you can use today to start transitioning your lifestyle to a healthier balanced diet.

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How Do I Start a Paleo Diet?

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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The Paleo diet is intended to be similar to what our ancestors and forefathers ate thousands of years in the past. When you start a paleo diet you can be assured you are eating like your ancestors, even if you don’t know exactly who they are. Although it is hard to know exactly what our predecessors ate in various regions of the world, scholars assume their diets were mostly up of complete foods.

The hunter-gatherers apparently had a considerably lower incidence of lifestyle illnesses such as obesity, and heart diseases because they followed a whole-food-based diet and lived physically active lifestyles. As a matter of fact, multiple studies demonstrate that this diet can result in considerable weight loss (without calorie tracking) and significant health advantages.

We provide you with a basic introduction to the paleo diet, including a meal plan and other important information.

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How Do I Start a Vegetarian Diet Plan?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular. The reasons to start a vegetarian diet vary, but they all have health benefits, such as lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and several cancers. Research studies estimate that vegetarians account for up to 18% of the world population.

However, some vegans eat far too many processed meals, which can be heavy in calories, fat, sugar, and salt. Furthermore, they may not consume enough fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and calcium-rich meals, depriving themselves of the minerals they supply.

A vegetarian diet, on the other hand, may suit the needs of individuals of all ages, including toddlers, teens, and pregnant or breastfeeding women, with a little preparation. The goal is to be aware of your nutritional requirements so that you can develop a diet to satisfy them.

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Top 10 Best Juices For Health and Fitness

Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Best Juices For Health and Fitness

In today’s world recovering from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare and wellbeing is a priority for everyone now. There’s been a sharp rise in awareness of our mental health and physical goodness. And therefore, we are doing our best to shift from an unhealthy lifestyle through small but significant steps. Nutrition is a huge part of staying healthy, we can use some of these best juices for health and fitness to add vitamins and minerals to our daily routine. Just be careful not to overdo it due to all of the sugars typically found in fruit and veggie juices.

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Top 5 Post-Workout Foods

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Eating immediately following a workout isn’t always the first thing on your mind, but it’s important to replenish fluids and at least some nutrients soon after working out. You certainly shouldn’t sit down to a big meal of post-workout foods, but a small to moderately-sized meal is essential to your body’s recovery process. Without sufficient replenishment, you can dip down into low energy, moodiness, and compromise muscle recovery.

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Only 6 More Days Until Christmas!

Sunday, December 19th, 2021
6 More Days Until Christmas

There are only 6 more days until Christmas and boy are we excited to dip into the egg nog!

Have you kept your fitness and nutrition in check this holiday season? Have you been able to stay slim this holiday or at least maintain your current progress?

Relax a Little

Hopefully, you have, so you can let your guard down a bit during Christmas or your main celebration day of choice. There’s no need to be a pig and eat ALL the fudge and cookies, but there’s also no need to avoid all desserts and gravies like the plague. (Have you finished all of your shopping and most of your wrapping?)

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7 Foods To Boost Your Skin Health With Proven Results

Thursday, November 18th, 2021
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While many people are very concerned about looking good using a lot of makeup, they are unaware of their skin health. Just like different parts of our body, skin health is very important. You need to make sure that your skin health is good to get a natural glow and smooth skin. Using too much makeup or other chemicals can become harmful to your skin. 

If you are here, you want to find out which are the 7 foods that can help you to get good skin health. Well, there are plenty of foods available that boost skin health. However, if you have to choose 7 among them, then we have handpicked some of the best ones for you. So, go through the benefits and the properties of these foods to find more information.

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Beware of Hidden Sugar In Your Favorite Foods

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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Cutting out sugar is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your nutrition and overall health. Excess hidden sugar intake can have an effect on several systems in the body resulting in high blood pressure, weight gain, inflammation, and diabetes.

The addictive nature of sugar can make cutting down or quitting feel very difficult. You may be thinking, “No big deal, I’m not big on cupcakes or cookies anyways.” Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as ditching dessert.

Added sugar is hidden in many processed foods, even some marketed as “healthy” or “natural.” Is sugar hiding in some of your favorite foods? Read on to find out.

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5 Best Ways To Help Build Muscle After Your Workout

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Whenever you’re working out, you’re working hard. Whether your goal is fitness, bodybuilding, or simply losing a few pounds, the combination of exercise and nutrition is key to making progress. In layman’s terms, pumping iron creates tiny micro tears in your muscle fibers, which are then repaired by your body to build the muscle itself. The recovery process is just as essential as the workout itself. In fact, you technically can only build muscle AFTER your workout. That’s why you need to maximize your recovery with the right post-workout foods. Protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats all contribute positively to the recovery process. Here are a few foods and supplements to try out for your next post-workout recovery. For best results, consult with a physician or nutritionist prior to making any significant changes in your diet. Now that we got that out of the way, read on!

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What Are Some Healthy Breakfast Food Ideas?

Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Breakfast can be tough for anyone. Between jobs, school, and kids, getting everything ready for your day can leave you little time to figure out and make breakfast. When you’re trying to reach any kind of fitness goal – whether it be to lose weight, gain muscle, maintain gains, or anything else – choosing healthy breakfast food can be an important part of your health and fitness plan.

Therefore, it’s important to have some on-hand meal ideas for any type of fitness goal to make breakfast easy and painless. Use these ideas to help you figure out a plan for breakfast every day of the week, no matter what your health goals are.

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Why Should You Try Umami Mushroom Seasoning?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Seasoning is an integral part of cooking. That’s because seasoning enhances deep flavors and brings together several ingredients to form a flavorful and balanced food. Seasonings can be bitter, acidic, spicy, sweet, or savory. Umami mushroom seasoning is quite prominent and is quickly becoming a favorite ingredient of many chefs. Therefore, if you don’t like the taste of your dishes, it’s high time you tried mushroom seasoning.

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What’s the Difference Between Biltong and Beef Jerky?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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When it comes to snack foods, you will find that you have quite a lot of choice. There are many different snack foods out there for you to explore, and they all have a unique flavor and composition that makes them a good idea for when you have those munchies.

Biltong and beef jerky are just two of the different options that you could pick if you wanted a meat-based snack that tastes quite nice. However, a lot of people think that biltong and beef jerky are the same things, whereas in reality, they are two different options.

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How to Cook Healthy During the Pandemic

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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This entry into our quarantine series focuses on everything we might be lacking in the kitchen while we’re locked down. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led all of us into isolation. The visits to grocery stores and in turn resources for cooking have been minimized. This is the real testing time for your cooking skills; cooking healthy and nutritious meals with what is available can be quite a challenge.

If you feel like you need to seek online couples therapy following exposure to your partner’s cooking, this blog post might end up saving your relationship!

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