Slim Down & Shape Up with Tomato Juice
At the beginning of each year, there is one new year’s resolution that remains the most prevalent lose weight and/or eat healthier. According to a new study, adding tomato juice to your diet can help! Tomatoes have many healthy benefits. They are good for your skin, hair, eyes, heart, and bones. They are filled with antioxidants and vitamins, such as… read more
Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods for Optimal Health
We have all experienced those guilty pleasure moments and succumb to sweets and deep fried foods. Eating too much refined grains, red meat, hight-fat dairy products and processed food can and will effect a person’s lifespan in the long run. A wholesome, well balanced diet is key to a happy, healthy, thriving life. If you’re looking to keep your diet in tiptop shape,… read more
Did You Know Grapes Help Fight Fat?
Did you know that grapes contain a special antioxidant that helps to fight off fat? We all know fruit and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Common knowledge says they are full of vitamins and minerals. There are, in fact, many more health benefits of fruits and vegetables that many tend not to know. One of the most delicious and… read more
Is Organic Food Better than Non-Organic?
Is organic food really worth the hype? We have briefly mentioned the importance of organic food in few previous blogs. Be sure to take a look: Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods for Optimal Health | Antibiotic-Resistant UTI’s Caused by Chicken? | DIY Tomato Citrus Sugar Scrub The Idea Behind Organic Food: • No pesticides used while crops are growing • No synthetic fertilizers, dyes nor preservatives • Not genetically… read more
DIY Tomato Citrus Sugar Scrub
With harsher summer sunlight shining down on our faces, this simple DIY Tomato Citrus Sugar Scrub is ideal for replenishing, protecting, brightening and revitalizing the facial skin. Sugar scrubs remove dry, flaky skin and are great if you want to achieve soft, supple skin. The best part about scrubs is that they are an easy DIY project and most of… read more
Delete These From Your Diet!
Did you know that a 20-ounce soft drink contains approximately 16 teaspoons of sugar? On a yearly average, each American consumes 39lbs of sugar via beverages. We all know that too much sugar leads to many health issues including weight gain, dehydration and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. The more sugar you consume, the more you will crave that sugar high. New research… read more
The Low-Down on Pistachios | Healthy Snacking
Pistachios are not only a low-fat, delicious snack, they’re also very healthy. They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and contain more potassium and less calories than other nuts. A study was done at California State Polytechnic University on a group of 48 healthy women. The women had an average age of 21 years old. For 10 weeks they were to add… read more
Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs Caused By Chicken?
A recent article published in Vogue discusses a study focused around urinary tract infections (UTIs) becoming immune to antibiotics. Experts believe it’s due to consuming E. Coli contaminated chicken meat that has been injected with antibiotics to encourage quicker egg growth. The most naturally common bacteria found in raw chicken meat is Salmonella, not E. Coli. Ingesting Salmonella through undercooked chicken can cause… read more
Green Tea Can Help Protect Skin From UV Damage!
Green tea may be the most natural way to internally protect your skin from UV damage! A Quick Lesson on Green Tea: Green tea is rich in catechins (antioxidants) and has around 40% of water-extractable polyphenols… wait, what? Basically, 40% of green tea compounds are able to dissolve in water making it easier for our bodies to absorb. Many green tea… read more
Let’s Talk Tryptophan: Thanksgiving Turkey
In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s talk Tryptophan. At one point or another we have all heard that Tryptophan is the culprit of post-Thanksgiving dinner sleepiness – what exactly does Tryptophan do to make us so sluggish? Tryptophan is an amino acid and is naturally found in many other foods as well as turkey. When consumed, Tryptophan produces 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan). 5-HTP… read more
Egg Yolks vs Cigarettes
Have I caught your attention? Egg yolks vs cigarettes seems a bit extreme, right? Egg yolks are quite caloric and we have all heard that choosing an egg white omelette is a healthier option. But, did you know that one jumbo chicken egg yolk can contain up to 237 milligrams of cholesterol? That is the same amount of cholesterol found… read more
New Study Confirms Liposuction Results Will Last
Earlier this year in June, we discussed the importance of exercising after liposuction treatments (click link to read: Exercising After Lipo Reduces Fat Regrowth). There have been cases of patients who had lipo and experienced rapid weight gain post procedure. Of course, all cases are different and vary depending on the patients genes, post-procedural care and exercise. Until now, scientists haven’t… read more
Please, Don’t Pass the Sugar.
Soft drinks, energy drinks, commericially made juices – all beverages that are largely consumed on a daily basis, as well as containing abundant amounts of sugar. There was a 22 year long study done on 42,883 male subjects starting in January of 1986 and ended on December 2008. Blood samples were taken and diet and health habit questionnaires were… read more
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