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Health Benefits of Oatmeal I Missed Out on With Keto

Health Benefits of Oatmeal I Missed Out on With Keto

Did you know there are actual meaningful health benefits of oatmeal? Maybe you did, and I have been living in a freaky world where I was under the impression that this was essentially filler with a bit of fiber in it.  I know that I hated it growing up because I had the unsweetened kind far too much and no kid really likes the unsweetened kind.  Plus, does the expression “sticks to your ribs” really make anyone want to dig in? Because that’s how that breakfast was described to me in terms of the advantages it had to offer.  Gag.  As it turns out, there’s a lot more to it than kid me knew! Thank goodness.

The 2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists for Fruits and Vegetables

The 2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists for Fruits and Vegetables

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about research suggesting organic foods might help prevent weight gain, so this week seemed like a natural jump into the 2021 Dirty Dozen list.  The reason is that while I’m taking organic foods far more seriously as a part of my shopping list, I wanted to know if I should just get some organics or try to eat only organics. 

My Experience Trying a CSA Box for the First Month

My Experience Trying a CSA Box for the First Month

I’ve now being trying a CSA box for a month and thought I’ve had enough experience that I’m ready to share my initial thoughts with you.  A month ago, I blogged about my reasons for doing this and whether a CSA box is worth it. If you didn’t spot that post, I encourage you to read that one before this one because it’ll let you know my motivation and expectations, since I don’t plan to repeat it all in this post.

Are Organic Foods Better for Weight Loss Results?

Are Organic Foods Better for Weight Loss Results?

Are organic foods better for weight loss strategies than conventionally grown ones? Should I be paying more for these fruits, veggies and even meats to get better results on my bathroom scale?  These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself since I’ve been going to more farmer’s markets and Marley has signed up for one of those CSA box programs.

Mushroom Health Benefits and How to Clean and Cook Them

Mushroom Health Benefits and How to Clean and Cook Them

When I was growing up, I was told that there were very few mushroom health benefits.  Everything I was taught said that there was a bit of zinc in them and very little else.  Still, my family ate them because they were cheap, and they tasted good. Now, I’m always reading about how they’re practically superfoods.

How to Eat Dandelions and Why Give Them a Try

How to Eat Dandelions and Why Give Them a Try

Finding out how to eat dandelions was never a thing I thought I would be investigating. They’re weeds, right? You pick them out of the lawn and hope they never come back (even though they always do). Springtime and later in the summer used to be a constant war between my mom and these little yellow flowers.

Is Stevia Healthy or Bad for You?

Is Stevia Healthy or Bad for You?

I’ve been bouncing back and forth about if stevia is healthy or not.  Based on what I see on my Facebook account, it is absolutely the best sugar substitute and absolutely not to be used…how’s that for solid information?

Delicious Summer Flat Belly Foods to Shrink Your Waistline

Delicious Summer Flat Belly Foods to Shrink Your Waistline

Summertime is the perfect time to slim down your waistline because there are so many fresh and delicious summer flat belly foods to enjoy and they’re all great for your nutrition and calorie count. Head to a local farmer’s market and there are very few items among the...

Healthy Food and Drink Options You Can Get at the Beach

Healthy Food and Drink Options You Can Get at the Beach

Whether you’re enjoying your summer or are enjoying a tropical vacation, a day at the beach is a gorgeous, relaxing and fun way to spend your time. Unfortunately, unless you plan to bring all your food with you, you’ll need to reply on concession stands. Though...

Satisfy Your Cravings with the Right Healthy Snacks

Satisfy Your Cravings with the Right Healthy Snacks

Just because you’re trying to lose weight – or keeping it off once it’s gone – there is no reason to stop snacking. In fact, many studies suggest that it is better for many dieters to enjoy healthy snacks than to starve themselves between meals. However, it’s...

The Best Ingredients for a Weight Loss Smoothie

The Best Ingredients for a Weight Loss Smoothie

If you think about weight loss, the odds are that the first things that come to mind aren’t necessarily rich and flavorful foods. This helps to explain why the weight loss smoothie has become such a popular choice among dieters. It combines nutrients and weight loss...

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