Top 8 Foods You Think Are Healthy (but are not)

You’ve decided that the time has come. You are going to improve your health. You will start to work out every single day. You pledge to eat nothing but healthy foods. You set an alarm to make sure that you go to sleep on time so you can get a full eight hours every single night. Good for you – all those plans sound great! The first ... Read More »

THIS Sweetener is WORSE than White Sugar

If you pay any attention to health news or advice about nutrition, you know that high fructose corn syrup is on everybody’s “bad” list. But do you know why? And why do some experts say that it is even worse than white sugar? High fructose corn syrup is in much of what we eat. You can find it in sodas and sweet drinks. It is also in candy ... Read More »

It’s Not the Bacon You Should Give Up But THIS

Bacon is one of the most beloved foods in the world. Americans alone eat nearly 18 pounds of the salty meat per person each year. Studies have been done to show what it is about bacon that we love so much. It turns out that when bacon is cooked, the mix of the fat melting with the sugar and amino acids in the meat release a specific smell. ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen

Have you noticed that the grass is getting greener? Have you heard the birds chirping? Spring is finally here! If you’re one of those people who see the warming weather as a signal that it’s time for spring cleaning you’re not alone. Here’s an idea for when you’re done with the dust – why not spring clean your pantry too? Beyond wiping ... Read More »

15 Foods that Could be Triggering Your Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, you have my sympathy. A migraine is more than just a headache. It can put your life on hold. Some people get migraines that are so bad that they can’t get out of bed. They can’t be out in the sun. They call out from work and stay in bed all day. They feel sick, sometimes throwing up. There are some drugs that ... Read More »

Top 5 Signs You Need More Leafy Greens

From the time we were little we’ve been told that we should eat more greens. It’s amazing how much our moms and grandmas knew! Where we were once just told that greens would help us grow big and strong, today we have a wealth of information that tells us exactly how they do that. We also know that when health problems come up, they are ... Read More »

Snacks on a Plane

Air travel is not always fun, even if you are headed for a much-needed vacation. Between the rush of packing and the stress of going through the security line, eating clean may be the last thing on your mind. Still, if you take the time to think ahead, you can save yourself from the perils of the airport food court. You can’t pack a ... Read More »

9 Sneaky Tricks Brands Use on Ingredient Labels

So, you're trying to get healthier and you're probably paying closer attention to what you eat. Most people know the basics. They know that they should buy more fresh fruits and vegetables. They start buying more lean proteins too. They also try to cut out processed foods, but if you’re like most people, you still buy some packaged ... Read More »

7 Super Effective Home Remedies for Heartburn

Acid reflux is an uncomfortable disease, to say the least. Its main symptom is a burning sensation in the chest which is why it's commonly known as heartburn. Other unpleasant symptoms include burping, bloating, and a sour taste in your mouth, especially when liquid backs up into your throat. Not fun at all! Acid reflux happens when the ... Read More »

Quinoa – Black, White and Red – Is One Better?

When we talk about the world’s great Superfoods, quinoa is at the top of most lists. There are a lot of reasons for this. This ancient food is high in protein. Many people think that it's a grain, but it's actually the seed of a plant that's in the same family as spinach. It has twice as much fiber as almost any other grain and is high in ... Read More »