Once again, fall is here. Pictures of pumpkins are everywhere, it is almost like you can smell the pumpkin is the air. One of my fall favorites, beside pumpkin, which I love, is Pomegranate. Pomegranate, or Punica granatum, is a shrub that produces red fruit. Pomegranate is categorized as a berry. It has a thick skin, which … Continue reading 4 Proven health benefits of pomegranates and how to enjoy this delicious fruit
Almost everyone who meets my daughter, gets mesmerized by the way she eats her fruits and veggies. I will never forget, when she was a little over a year old, and she knew just enough words to tell us what she wanted. One day we had a couple of our friends over for dinner. As always … Continue reading How did I raise my healthy eating child?
My mom always told us to "eat your carrots, they make you smarter". That statement might not be completely true, but it can be true. It has been proven and you all know that Carrots help to improve your eyesight due to their high concentration of Beta-carotene and leutein. Let's go back to my mom's claim, during … Continue reading Carrot juice an antioxidant rich elixir
It seems like it is the ultimate goal of everyone to get rid of stubborn fat and everyone is looking for a magic potion, which would do the trick. Unfortunately, there are no magic potions. All those internet claims and diet pills in the market, might seem to help at the moment, but their side … Continue reading 6 step guide to burn fat and keep it off
Some days it seems impossible to make any decisions. There are so many controversies around a seemingly simple concept, that decision making becomes very hard. To this day, I have not seen anyone, who does not want to leave a healthier life, to feel more energized, and to be happier, but when it comes to … Continue reading Sometimes you need to go with your gut!
Okay, now that we know what red flags to avoid in our groceries, let's talk about the second half of the issue, what do all the labels represent? If you go grocery shopping, you probably have found yourself confused about what every label such as Organic, non GMO, cage free, grass fed, free range, vegetarian fed, and … Continue reading 2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean-part II
Okay, if you are at this step, I am assuming that you have already taken care of the first step in clean eating, which is a clean environment. To summarize, There are 5 substeps in step 1, clean environment,: 1. Create a supportive environment, 2. Get rid of temptations, 3. Keep your environment clean, 4. Plan … Continue reading 2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean- Part I
What does clean eating, mean? At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or "real" foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. Please note the key here is whole foods and minimally processed. I know that It is … Continue reading 1st step to clean eating is a clean environment
In recent weeks, there has been tons of controversy regarding coconut oil. A recent headline on USA Today claims that coconut oil is not healthy. In an effort to clarify this matter for myself, I started reading all the research available on coconut oil and started to list what both sides are claiming. The … Continue reading What is the deal with Coconut oil? Is it healthy or not?
In one of my earlier posts I talk about the health benefits of oats. One of the many ways to enjoy this healthy whole grain is consuming it as granola. Unfortunately the granolas available in the market are loaded with sugar, vegetable oils, and preservatives. Therefore, I decided to create my own simple and healthy … Continue reading Healthy granola recipe