Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
When temperatures start to rise, that ice cream shop or frozen yogurt stand can seem mighty tempting. But you can save calories (and money!) by making your own frozen treats at home. Cool off with one of these 10 delicious desserts that won't blo... Read more
I am keeping a lot of fruit in the house. I also have some 100 cal. And other portion control packs of cookies and chips. I really like the seasonal fruits such as the nacel oranges and clementine type tangerines right now. I also read on most sit... Read more
Keep lots of fruits & veggies on hand, swap chips for popcorn if you want crunchy & salty. Get up and about to keep from eating due to boredom. Pantry overhaul and get rid of all the unhealthy stuff. Chocolate is my "necessary evil"; I have to limit.... Read more
Eat as fresh as you can: protein, fruits, and veggies. Whole grains (be careful to read ingredients!), limit or omit sugar and processed foods. Low-fat dairy if you're not allergic. Portion control & moderation in all things. Be honest with yourself... Read more
This weekend we tried this recipe and highly recommend it to anyone that likes a casserole dish with max veggies, mimimum meat and pasta per serving. Only thing I did was sprinkle my serving with some garlic salt.... Read more
I recently made the weight watchers crustless pumpkin pie. I was under the assumption that I could eat 1/4 of the pie and it was only 80 calories. Just to be on the safe side I used the calorie calculator on the recipe page and I came out with 209.... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
Each week I make fresh batches of healthy tuna salad and vegetable soup. I also have lots of fresh fruit, cut vegies and healthy crunchy snacks around. I'm more likely to choose healthy lunch f ood if there is a variety of prepared, easy options ava... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Made with wholesome fruit, milk and ice, what's not to love about a healthy smoothie on a hot day? Not so fast—although they may sound innocent enough, these summer sippers could actually be massive calorie bombs in disguise. Many common se... Read more
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