From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious. To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 3 to 5 servings per day –…

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Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your…

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Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to “stop eating when you feel full” a bit tricky if you’re picking foods that aren’t filling. That’s a phenomenon called satiety. It’s the feeling of fullness, of being…

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Curbing your sugar cravings may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a self-depriving experience. The following are simple tips that will help you control your cravings once and for all: Never Eat a Carbs Alone. Fat and protein help slow the digestion of carbs in addition to sending our brain a hormonal message…

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It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar is NOT a health food. It…

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Oh, the words “blood sugar.” Does it bring up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles. The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.…

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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. The right amount of vitamin D helps your body defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and, of course, osteoporosis. Vitamin D is very common deficiency primarily because it’s difficult to get enough of it through our diet, use of certain medications and due…

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This homemade dark chocolate recipe is healthy, easy and decadent! It’s the perfect dark chocolate treat – nutty, rich, packed with healthy fat and fiber and the prep time is only in 10 minutes! All you need is Just 5 ingredient and it Paleo friendly, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free. Each serving contains: 76 calories,…

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Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, among claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.…

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