Wiki Definition: A preservative is a naturally occurring or synthetically produced substance that is added to products such as foods to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes. Why do we Need Preservatives in our Food? Preservatives are necessary for foods that will not be immediately consumed. Natural food products are susceptible to decay, rot, and going rancid if […]
Omega-3s and omega-6s are types of fats that our body needs but cannot make itself. They are considered essential because we must get them through food. Omega-3s and omega-6s have opposite tasks in the body and we need a consistent ratio of both in order to operate properly. Functions Research on additional benefits of omega-3s […]
Store bought salad dressings come in endless varieties. Some can be a healthy addition to an already-healthy salad, while others can turn your veggies into a saturated fat and sodium-loaded meal. In general, we recommend opting for a vinaigrette dressing (like balsamic or italian) instead of the creamy ones (ranch and caesar). However, even the […]
Ever think meal replacement drinks might be a whole lot easier than making a meal? It’s true that meal replacements save time, and make cutting calories much easier. However: Pros of Meal Replacements: Save time No meal planning or preparation involved Usually a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fat Set amount of calories Short-term weight […]
If “Fermented Foods” is a phrase that is sounding more and more common we’re not surprised. Michael Pollan mentioned them in his latest book, Stanford is busy mapping the human microbiome, and Fermented Foods were voted one of the top 5 food trends of 2013. What are Fermented Foods? Fermentation occurs when bacteria and yeast […]
Cooking with plant proteins have tons of benefits: they are more nutritious, less expensive, and less susceptible to bacteria than their animal counterparts. In this edition of $5 meals in under 30 minutes, we whip up protein-packed Asian Style Lettuce Wraps. A couple different veggies and some tofu is all you need to get this […]
A cleanse claims to rid the body of toxins via dieting, fasting, consuming certain foods exclusively and/or avoiding specific foods. This might involve liquid diets, colon cleansing, or chelation therapy. We have all heard the promises of what a good cleanse can do for us: Sounds pretty good right?….Too good to be true? There is […]
Salad Builder Here are our easy steps to building your own salad. 1. Start with a good foundation 2. Pick a Protein or 3. Add Crunch and Color 4. Maybe some Tart or Sweet? 5. Healthy Fatty Satiating Mouthfeel 6. Dressing
One of the benefits of eating a colorful diet is that it ensures you get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. As a general rule of thumb: the more colorful the food is, the more nutrients it has. In this installment of $5 meals in under 30 minutes, we build a Southwestern Salad using a variety of […]
Kale Kale has maintained a good rep for a reason. 1 Cup of kale packs 206% of the daily value of Vitamin A, 134% of Vitamin C, and more than 3 times the daily value of Vitamin K. Saute Bake as chips Marinated Salad (marinating tenderizes the kale) Broccoli Steamed (plain and simple goodness) Broccoli Salad - […]
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