Nutrition

Why a Vegan Diet Appeals to Athletes

Why a Vegan Diet Appeals to Athletes

Don’t athletes need protein? How can they perform on a no-meat, no-dairy diet? Do they just eat beans at every meal? Wouldn’t so much fiber make for a lot of digestive problems? As unusual or over-the-top as a vegan diet seems, there are ...
Raw & Vegan Carrot Cake with Creamy Cashew Icing

Raw & Vegan Carrot Cake with Creamy Cashew Icing

Love carrot cake, but could live without the sky-high calorie count and artificial nonsense? This 100% raw recipe is filled with pure ingredients that will not only calm your clean-eating conscience, but satisfy your sweet tooth as well. And because ...
The Makings of a Delicious Anytime Smoothie

The Makings of a Delicious Anytime Smoothie

Stop drinking the same smoothie every day! I forbid it. I know smoothies are simple, but sometimes maybe so simple you get into a rut. Mix things up with these fresh ideas for a morning kick-start, post-workout muscle-builder or an anytime meal repla ...
The Ultimate Superfood Smoothie

The Ultimate Superfood Smoothie

You’ve added a few leaves of kale, a spoonful of spirulina or a sprinkling of flaxseed to your smoothie in an attempt to boost the nutritional value of your breakfast. Well, we think it’s time to take the next step – by blending up a concoction that’ ...
What I Eat in a Day: Sharing is Caring

What I Eat in a Day: Sharing is Caring

I’m all about sharing! And I love that Vitacost shares so many great recipes from creative foodies and fellow health fanatics. When I found this breakfast quinoa recipe here, I had to try it out. So this week, I’ll take you through the st ...
5 Tips to Stay ‘Regular’ Naturally

5 Tips to Stay ‘Regular’ Naturally

Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is paramount to good digestion. However, sometimes things go awry and people need a little extra help to maintain regularity. You may be surprised to learn that you should have a bowel movement every ...
Have You Met Your Matcha?

Have You Met Your Matcha?

Q: What is matcha? A: Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been laid out to dry, de-stemmed and ground into an incredibly fine powder. The leaves are picked from shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. The shade helps slow down the growth of ...