You may be familiar with a Mediterranean diet, which typically is rich in vegetables, fruit, beans, olive oil, nuts and fish. What do those foods offer your body? The veggies and fruit provide you with fiber, vitamins and minerals, while beans offer both fiber and protein. Olive oil and nuts are powerhouses of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are healthy unsaturated fats, sometimes referred to as “good fats.”
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Have you resolved to lose weight in the new year – but seem to be stumbling? Wishing for a way to support weight loss safely? The latest studies indicate that eating more protein just may be your path to weight loss success.
Gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular in the past few years. Some folks turn to wheat-free diets for weight loss, while others use them to find relief from wheat or gluten allergies or food intolerances. Whatever your reason, we know that figuring out how to avoid gluten can be tricky. From your morning cereal to the bread in your lunchtime sandwich to your dinner pasta, gluten is one of the most common ingredients in the grocery store.
Will I eat only raw fruits and vegetables? Can I still go to restaurants? What does a typical day’s meals look like?
If you’re new to the Paleo diet, you may have some questions. Luckily, Vitacost blogger and Paleo Diet expert Nell Stephenson, a.k.a. The Paleoista, is here to help! Join us on Facebook tomorrow night to chat with Nell.
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You might think twice about sneaking that slice of cake if you know you’ll have to confess your splurge in writing later! Besides showcasing slip-ups, a food journal can be a helpful tool for learning more about your eating patterns—and for identifying weak spots that may be holding you back from diet success.
Watch this motivational video featuring fitness expert and international figure model Jennifer Nicole Lee for more reasons why you should start keeping track of what you eat.
You know you should be eating healthy, balanced meals made up of nutrient-packed superfoods. But the foods you aspire to eat don’t always make their way onto your plate. Here’s a handy guide of the five healthy foods you should eat more often – and how to prepare them.
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