Processed Food Additives: Thickeners. Are They As Bad As They Sound?

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It’s limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It’s more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

Sebastian Coman

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things – not a big deal – just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life. (Yes, your thyroid IS…

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better…

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Can This Mineral Help You Boost Your Immune System?

You need a daily dose of minerals for a healthy body and mind. Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc are essential for the effective functioning of numerous bodily functions. They maintain a healthy heart rate, develop strong bones, produce hormones, and increase brain function.   Did you know that ZINC is the second most…

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Best Ways To Store Your Nut Butter

For the best almond butter toast, banana and almond butter smoothie or a smooth, tasty nut butter on its own,  you have to make sure you’re nut butter is stored in tip-top shape. I wanted to  share the best way to store nut butter to make it last longer, maintain flavor, and improve ease of…

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Can’t Keep The Weight Off? This May Be Why..

You may think you are doing all the right things but it’s possible that the diet you are following is actually preventing you from reaching your goal weight and getting the body you want. Read on for the 5 most common diet mistakes that prevent people from losing weight. 1: You Don’t Get Enough Sleep. Did you know that getting plenty…

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Crave Sugar? – 7 Simple Things You Should Do

WHY is sugar is so addicting? Well – because sugar stimulate the brain the same way that drugs do. That’s why most people have trouble resisting ice cream, cookies, pasta, candies and other foods containing sugar and processed carbs. The more you eat them – the more you crave them! Curbing your sugar cravings may…

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Turkey Apple Stuffed Squash

This Stuffed Squash recipe from The Food Babe is the perfect fall dish to serve for dinner or as a side at one of your festive meal. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 small delicata or acorn squash 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1…

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