Sweet Vegan Treats

by James Maynard November 26th, 2015
More people are choosing a practice of eating vegan food. Many vegans say their dietary choice helps keep them in shape and healthy. For some people trying this the first time, they may find sweets, especially chocolate, hard to replace. That does not need to be the case, just
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Move Over Brown Rice! Black Rice is Better!

by Kimberly Hays November 19th, 2015
Black rice has only recently gained popularity. Honestly, I had never heard of black rice, but noticed it in the grocery store and did some research on how it is different than the white and brown varieties we are used to seeing on the grocery shelf. What I found was that black rice is a powerful superfood that we should all be incorporating into our diet. Cultivated in Asia, but now also being grown in the Southern US now,
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Coconut Water as a Substitute for Water

by Bea November 12th, 2015
Are you nuts for drinking coconut water? There are so many different types of recovery drinks out there, but one of the more natural ones that you might want to get into is coconut water. Note, we will be chatting about coconut water here, not coconut milk, which is a bit different. However, coconut milk is also great, and is fantastic as a non-dairy milk substitute in smoothies or other nutritious drinks.

Coconut water comes from immature coconuts (do not
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  • The Step Diet: No Calorie Counting, More Moving

    by Kimberly Hays November 5th, 2015
    This diet plan sounds simple enough in theory – there is no counting of calories, forget about counting carbs, too. This is more of a lifestyle change than a diet. In addition to adding exercise, you just learn a new way of permanently changing your eating habits without a lot of food restrictions.

    The ‘step’ process in the diet is referring to taking 10,000 steps per day. Having a pedometer
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  • Healthy Snacks for Your Next Flight

    by R. Carnavale October 29th, 2015
    Why spend two to three times what you'd normally pay for a snack when you fly? With airlines raking in money on their onboard menu offerings, passengers oftentimes finding themselves paying outrageous prices for everyday foods, such as $2.89 for a CLIF Bar energy Bar or $5.49 for a serving of fruit and nut mix. There's no reason to be hungry or to pay through the nose when you're
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  • Inexpensive Superfoods

    by Kimberly Hays October 22nd, 2015
    When I discuss superfoods with people, it seems the most popular reason why they say that they don’t add them to their grocery list is because of cost. There are some, that when they are not in season, can be a little pricey, but none are really that expensive when you think about the health benefits of them. Here we will cover some of the lower cost superfoods to
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