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Sweet Vegan Treats

by James Maynard November 22nd, 2017
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 15th, 2017
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 8th, 2017
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 1st, 2017
    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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  • Inexpensive Superfoods

    by Kimberly Hays October 25th, 2017
    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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  • Do You Really Need More Protein?

    by Bea October 18th, 2017
    Some people say that athletes need more protein. Okay, so that is true, but it is a little misleading. Athletes need more protein, but just as much as they need more carbohydrates and fat. This is because more calories are burned. So, before you go ahead and chug those protein shakes, be sure to balance your diet. Overwhelming yourself with protein is not healthy either. It certainly will not
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.