USDA Recommended Diagram I’m sure many of you remember using the Food Pyramid in school back in the day. Well, in 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed from the Pyramid as a whole and moved to a more modern approach, a Plate. It is called MyPlate, and it depicts a plate with… Read More What is MyPlate?
Don’t Go Back for Seconds Just Yet Most people eat their meals like they are actually starving. While this may feel normal, it isn’t normal for our bodies. Not to mention, it leads to one of the biggest contributors to obesity: overeating. Overeating can cause rapid weight gain, which many of us see annually during… Read More Overeating
My Top 10 Remedies For A Better Night’s Rest We all tend to lead a busy life these days. Everything is always go, go, go, and not very much down time. Don’t forget our bodies need a little recoup time and when we get a solid night’s sleep we are providing them with something as… Read More Having Trouble Falling Asleep, Try These!
Garlic Lovers! For those of you who put garlic in every meal and just eat garlic because it is amazing, this post is specifically for you! And any home chefs that are interested in adding a gourmet ingredient to their next date night meal. There is a new garlic in town! Well, it isn’t new,… Read More What In The World Is Black Garlic?
Vitamins & Meds Together This may not seem like a big topic, but in actuality, some vitamins can counteract or create an imbalance with certain medications. Having knowledge of these may help those of you that take vitamins or medication on a regular basis. Vitamin K vs. Blood Thinners The primary purpose for blood thinning… Read More How are your vitamins affecting your medication
Magnesium… are you lacking it? Although magnesium isn’t always looked at as one of the more important minerals to a healthy life, more than 300 enzymes and thousands of biochemical functions in the body say otherwise. Magnesium is in essence frequently treated as a deficiency instead of regulating before it gets to that level.… Read More Health Benefits: Magnesium
Wondrous Welfares of Epsom Salt Many households have their share of Epsom Salt under the cabinet, above the laundry machine, or wherever else they keep their magic cleaning and healing tools. The list of benefits of Epsom Salt literally can go on and on. There are some people that don’t understand the difference between Epsom… Read More Epsom Salts & Why Every Household Should Have Them
Foods to Avoid Before/During a Date – No Bloating Here! There are actually foods out there that cause more bloating than others. Knowing these will let you know which ones to avoid. This can be helpful on a day to day basis, but especially helpful on date-night or when you’re wearing a tight-fitting outfit. Not… Read More No Bloating Here – Foods To Avoid
Dairy Milk vs. Other Milks There are many different types of milk on the market today. While each person has their own preference, there are actually quite a few advantages and disadvantages to each one! Some of the different milks we will talk about today are: Cow’s Milk, Rice Milk, Almond Milk, and Soy Milk.… Read More Dairy Milk vs. Other Milks
Probiotics Are What?! I am sure by now most of you have heard of Probiotics – this fast growing “trendy” food product is well worth the hype! Here in Los Angeles, it seems like you can’t go an hour without hearing someone mention how they just had a Kombucha … well that is one form… Read More Health Benefits: Probiotics