9 Foods that are Surprisingly Gluten Free

9 Foods that are Surprisingly Gluten Free Whether you’re celiacs, have a gluten sensitivity or opting for a gluten-free diet, it can be a challenge at first. Gluten is a protein found in wheat-based products such as barley, spelt, rye, and some oats. It is what gives dough it’s elasticity, though it is found in a lot more food and beverages than just baked goods. Gluten is lurking in a number of food products, making it difficult for those with a gluten intolerance or celiacs. It can be hidden in anything from wine to cereal, many seasonings, and even french fries! Below […]

Top Benefits of Peaches

Top Benefits of Peaches Peaches are a widely popular fruit, especially during late summer, which is when they are at the peak of their ripeness. They are extremely delicious, versatile and have a great texture. But apart from being tasty, peaches are also packed with nutrition and incredible health benefits. Though their health benefits are unknown to most who eat them. Peaches host a broad range of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They are also low in calorie and contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. If you love peaches as much as we do, continue reading below […]

Everything You Need to Know About Quinoa

Everything You Need to Know About Quinoa By now you have probably already tasted quinoa and know exactly how to pronounce it (“keen-wah”). But, if you haven’t become familiar with this amazing grain, it’s time to learn. Quinoa, is a grain native South America, grown for it’s edible seeds. It is an extremely nutritional grain that provides many health benefits to the body. It is an easy to cook, whole grain that grows in a rainbow of colors, though it is the red, white and black quinoa that are most popular. Quinoa is well known for it’s high levels of protein, […]

What These Food Labels Really Mean

What These Food Labels Really Mean Think of the first term that comes to mind when someone mentions the word healthy. Labels like “organic,” “fat-free,” or “natural” probably popped up first. While food labels are important, it’s easy to be mislead by terms that sound promising. Take organic, for example. This buzzword can easily mislead consumers into thinking a product is 100% organic when it really isn’t. The next time you head to the grocery store, make sure you understand what these eight food labels really mean. 1. Cholesterol-free If a product is labeled cholesterol-free, it’s not exactly true. According to FDA, companies are allowed […]

6 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Follow a Mediterranean Diet

6 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Follow a Mediterranean Diet We often associate the word “diet” with weight loss and strict eating habits. However, not all diets are meant for weight loss. The Mediterranean diet, for example is all about culture, cuisine and health. It’s not about restriction, but rather what’s in season and what works for your budget. The main food groups of the Mediterranean diet include: fresh produce – fruits and veggies. healthy fats – nuts, avocados, olive oil. whole grains. fish. lean dairy. wine. Legumes. For thousands of years, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with better health. Researchers have […]

10 Reasons to Love Blackberries

10 Reasons to Love Blackberries Blackberries are other berries alike are considered superfoods because of their superior health properties. Blackberries are loaded with disease fighting antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Below are 10 reasons to love blackberries. 1. Antioxidants Blackberries are one of the highest ranking foods for their antioxidant content. Antioxidants can help protect our cells from damaging free radicals. 2. Calories One cup of blackberries contains just 62 calories. 3. Cognitive conditions Studies believe that eating blackberries regularly can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as improve cognitive function.  4. Color The dark color of blackberries comes […]

7 Foods that Combat Bloating

7 Foods that Combat Bloating Bloating is often caused by excessive amounts of solids, liquids or gas in our digestive system, though it can be the cause of many other conditions. Nevertheless, it can still lead to extreme discomfort and cause the stomach to appear bigger. However, just as many foods may cause bloating, eating the right foods can help flush us out and reduce the bloat. Below are 7 foods that combat bloating.  1. Cayenne: The great spice of cayenne pepper can help reduce gas and bloating by increasing the flow of digestive enzymes. Capsaicin, the active compound present in cayenne, responsible for there […]

10 Fruits for a Slimmer Waistline

10 Fruits for a Slimmer Waistline Nutrient-rich fruits are a natural part of the diet and offer immense health benefits. These superfoods can aid in anything from blood pressure health to weight loss. Eating at least five portions of fruits and veggies each day is one of the best ways to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle and diet while also staying disease free. While many fruits can be eaten to improve the health of our skin or lower the risk other health ailments, many fruits can also help improve your weight loss goals. Below are 10 fruits for a slimmer […]

9 Signs You Have Gluten Intolerance

9 Signs You Have Gluten Intolerance Gluten, is a plant protein found in wheat, rye and barely. It helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue to hold foods together. Many people have a reaction when they eat gluten, especially those with celiac’s, which typically causes inflammation in the small intestines. It is estimated that 99 % of people who have either celiac’s or gluten sensitivities are never diagnosed. Though, about 15 % of the US population has a sensitivity. Signs you may have a gluten sensitivity: Forgetfulness and other signs of reduced cognitive function Weight gain Digestive issues […]

6 Foods You Should Be Eating More Of

6 Foods You Should Be Eating More Of We live in a world where we are constantly being told what we should or should not be eating, it can get to be tiring and confusing. So below we have few superfoods that should always stay consistent in the diet. Here are 6 foods you should be eating more of. 1. Legumes Legumes are an excellent part of a well-balanced diet. They are an inexpensive high quality protein source, low on the glycemic index and a great source of dietary fiber, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, folate, phosphorous and B vitamins. The soluble […]