The Veggie Makeover: Fall in Love with Vegetables to Lose Weight and Feel Great

Makeover your vegetables to eat more of them and lose weight. Low in calories, high in fluid, fiber and nutrients, veggies just might be perfect foods. Unfortunately, they’re really hard to love. Some are too bland, others too spicy. Some feel too strange or just don’t look like something you would want to put in Read more …

Grill You Way to Weight Loss this Summer!

Fruits and vegetables taste simply fantastic when grilled along with more traditional foods. Summer is here and it’s time to break out the grill! With so much fresh produce in season, it is a great time to try some new dishes. Of course, the great thing about an abundant supply of fresh fruits and veggies Read more …

Not into Vegan? These Case Studies May Change Your Mind!

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A lot more people seem to be going Vegan these days. From celebrities to short order cooks, more people than ever are giving up meat. You probably think they are crazy for giving up steak, but case studies show that doing just that can save lives. Not just the lives of animals of course, but Read more …

Vegetarianism—One of the Healthiest Choices

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A vegetarian is someone who doesn’t eat meat, so how can they be healthy?  They’re missing out on several nutrients, especially protein from avoiding it.  Well, there are plenty of ways that they can prevent deficiencies from occurring and being a vegetarian may be one of the best choices one can make for their health. Read more …

Vegetarian Diets Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

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A recently announced study has given credence to the claim, for years made by vegetarians, that a diet devoid of meat significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.  The research supports the theory that vegetarians who consume meat less than once a month, experience a 36% drop in the metabolic syndrome.  To Read more …

Raw Vegans

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Raw Vegans Vegetarians are classified into many different categories as spelled out in “A Vegetarian Lifestyle”. Under the banner of a true vegan, lies the raw vegan. The belief in a raw vegan diet stems from the concept that cooking depletes the nutrient value of the food by destroying the complex balance of micronutrients. Raw Read more …

Health Benefits Of Root Vegetables

Health Benefits of Root Vegetables As the planting season begins, those looking to grow their own healthy vegetables must plan and arrange their garden space.  More space is being dedicated to root vegetables than ever before due to the bounty of nutrition found in them.  Root vegetables offer an array of health benefits and have Read more …

The Myth Of Negative Calorie Foods

Negative Calorie Foods Maybe because we so desperately want it to be true, the concept of negative calories foods refuses to fade away.  This myth has been around for decades and thanks to the internet and clever marketing ploys by authors and publishers of diet books, it keeps popping up, fooling the uninformed.  The problem Read more …

The Truth About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates Diets are big business these days and the advice about carbohydrates changes faster than the weather.  One report says carbs are bad and we need to limit the amount of carbs in our diet and another calls for a high carb but low fat diet plan.  Carbs are not necessarily bad for us.  We Read more …

Going Vegan As A Lifestyle

Going Vegan As A Lifestyle Many people, when hearing the term ‘vegetarian’, think only of one who doesn’t eat meat.  But being a true vegan, or vegetarianism, is so much more than just not eating meat.  It becomes a lifestyle choice. From what you eat and what you wear to how you conduct your daily Read more …