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Updated Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

I shop for a family of five and we rarely eat out so I am always trying to budget our grocery bills. When trying to eat healthy, this can be challenging.  If you are on a budget or have limited availability to organic produce, utilize the  Dirty Dozen list and shop organic for these fruits […]

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Sweet Protein Bread (gluten free)

This recipe (topped with white chocolate chips above) is excellent, a great way to make a quick, healthy desert, breakfast, or gift. This can be made in 30 minutes tops (including bake time) and contains no artificial preservatives, sodium, or added sugars. Ingredients: -4 Tbsp whey or plant based protein (any flavor-makes the flavor of […]

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Pro’s and Con’s of the Paleo Diet

Wow, there is a lot of hype about the Paleo Diet these days.  I know this nutrition and lifestyle program has truly has helped tons of people so I have many positive things to say about it.  On the other hand, it is not a healthy fit for many people as well.  I’m here to give you my […]

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Washing Produce Basics

Do you really need to wash produce? Is washing fruit and vegetable with water enough? There is no obvious answer.  Cleaning methods vary depending on the fruit or vegetable so see my guidelines below. As a general rule of thumb, you usually need to thoroughly clean produce however many consumers actually waste time by over-washing.  […]

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Non-Meat Protein Sources

Many of my clients have been inquiring about incorporating some vegetarian meals into their daily plan. This way of eating is becoming more popular and for good reason(s). A healthy vegetarian diet is alkalizing for your body, which basically means that it boosts your immune function, helps detoxify your body, and prevents major diseases. Another […]

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Being a Healthy Vegetarian

There is a multitude of reasons why people become vegetarians: moral, religious, social, and health concern. While certain health advantages do exist, it is extremely important for anyone contemplating cutting out an entire food group to be conscious of various nutritional depletions. Benefits of a vegetarian diet when properly balanced can include a decreased risk […]

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Boost Your Body pH with these Nutrition Tips

An alkaline diet is not only recommended to drop a few pounds but there are many case studies of people who have used this diet to cure themselves from major disease, like cancer. Luckily, the nutrition principles are easy to learn and follow. Basically, your body pH should be ideally around 7.3, which is slightly […]

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Healthiest Veggies

It’s no secret that vegetables are good for you. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients for your overall health and immune function. Vegetables are also a wonderful staple for people who are trying to lose weight. They can help fill you up with fiber, but yet they are low in calories and fat […]

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Benefits of Nuts

Nuts are one of my favorite snacks because they are delicious and good for you. Many people are scared of nuts because they are high in calories and fat but when eaten properly, they are beneficial to our health. Health Benefits of Nuts: Nuts are good for our heart. Researchers found that people who eat […]

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