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
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
Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV Oh, the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). There are lists out there that say what most people use this stuff for, and then there is my list. I use it for all kinds of things, ranging from home remedies to cooking to cleaning. The uses are limitless, it doesn’t… Read More Apple Cider Vinegar
Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty? By now most of us have heard all about this green smoothie trend. Many people are consuming green smoothies daily or at the least several times a week. The common misconception is that they are good meal replacements and can “alkalize” your body. Since they are full of… Read More Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty?
Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend Ever receive a plant as a gift? Oh yeah and forget to water it for a while, run over to it randomly to check on it, and notice that it is still very much alive… those are most likely succulents. These desert thriving plants have the beauty industry going crazy right… Read More Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend
Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy? Not long ago, some news was shared from the American Heart Association (AHA) that sent shock waves throughout the health & wellness community. Coconut Oil might not be the miracle worker everyone has been claiming it to be for the past year. All over the internet… Read More Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
How Important Is A Balanced Diet? It’s Friday and I know that most of us tend to slack on our super strict diet over the weekend; you know like binge eating carbs, sugary foods, and basically all those items on our “not to eat” list. Well how about a better plan?! Let’s chill out… Read More How Important Is A Balanced Diet?
Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side? Kale is everywhere right now … in our skincare products, on our clothing, in our smoothies, and at every trendy dinning spot. Is Kale as good as we are lead to believe, or is there a bad side to this superfood? The Good Are you in need… Read More Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side?
Kombucha: The Miracle Drink I am obsessed with Kombucha- the taste, the health benefits, and the simplicity of this drink! This is not a new trend; Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. Yesss recently it has become ever so popular in the states, but it was around as far back as 300 BC. What… Read More Kombucha: The Miracle Drink